Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

Movie Preview: “Romeo & Juliet,” adapted by Mr. “Downton Abbey”

“True Grit’s” Hailee Steinfeld is the Juliet here. Douglas Booth is her Romeo. Note that this trailer to the Julian Fellowes adaptation lets our girl ride — a horse — and well. Paul Giamatti makes a promising Friar Lawrence. It … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | 2 Comments

Weekend Box Office: Can Jackie Robinson deep on “Scary Movie 5”?

Here’s a distressing memory that I really must thanks Box Office Mojo for dredging up. “Scary Movie 4,” which came out seven years ago, earned a staggering $40 million on its opening weekend. Wow. Does that correlate to how “Scary … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: Well, at least “Scary Movie 5” is short

“Scary Movie 5” comes up short in every way imaginable. It’s only 80 minutes long. These “Scary Movie/Disaster Movie/Epic Movie/A Haunted House” pictures always manage to be the briefest encounters in theaters. Not that “brevity is the soul of wit,” … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

China bans, but may un-ban “Django Unchained”

Is it the violence, the torture, the nudity, that had Chinese authorities pull “Django Unchained” off their release slate Thursday, just as it was about to open (after being edited down by Tarantino)? Or was something more sinister at work? … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Friday, movies on the radio on 740 The Game

It’s Friday morning, which means time for my weekly chat with Mike Bianchi over at Open Mike on 740 The Game. We’ll talk “42,” the Jackie Robinson sports biography with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford (as Dodgers GM BRanch Rickey). … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news