Daily Archives: April 26, 2013

Movie Review: Kinky French intrigues take place “In the House”

The teacher is a veteran of the French school system, not burnt out but resigned to the mediocrity of each new crop of high school sophomores. That first assignment — “Write about what you did last weekend” – confirms what … Continue reading

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Weekend box office: How much will “Pain” gain?

It’s got three stars, two of them “box office,” and a stellar supporting cast. The commercials are giving the comic side of “Pain & Gain” the hard sell. But as this movie, earning mixed reviews, will reveal to anybody who … Continue reading

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Next Screening: Francois Ozon’s “In the House,” with Kristin Scott Thomas and Fabrice Lucchinis

This looks to be a creepy account of a teen lit student observing — a little too closely — a classmate’s family and homelife — for a series of essays for a favorite teacher. Ozon (“Potiche”) plays up the playful, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sarah Polley searches for the truth about her family in “Stories We Tell”

Canadian actress (“Splice”) turned director (“Away From Her”) Sarah Polley engages in a bout of navel gazing with her new documentary, “Stories We Tell.” It’s about her late mother, and she assembles her siblings and other relatives and family friends … Continue reading

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Movies on the Radio: Talking “Pain & Gain,” “Company You Keep,” “Mud” and “Big Wedding”

It’s Friday AM, time for me to chat with Mike Bianchi about movies on “Open Mike” on 740 The Game. We’ll discuss “Pain & Gain,” the new lower budget action comedy/true crime thriller from Michael Bay, is earning mixed reviews. … Continue reading

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Next screening: Kate Bosworth and Lake Bell face the terrors of “Black Rock”

Three friends go back to their childhood haunt, a small island. Where three seemingly friendly hunters run across them. “Black Rock” opens in mid-May.

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Movie Review: “The Big Wedding”

Coarse, crude but often cute, “The Big Wedding” serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four AARP-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors. A teasing sex farce littered with F-bombs and C-words, it’s the filthiest (sounding) movie … Continue reading

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