Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

Movie Preview: “Girl Most Likely”

“Girl Most Likely” has a suicidal Kristen Wiig (she’s been dumped) “sentenced” to moving back in with her too-hip mlom (Annette Bening). Matt Dillon, Darren Criss. A couple of laughs in the trailer. Promising? Mid-July release. Advertisements

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Stephen King does business with the director of “The Help”

Deadline is reporting that Stephen King has optioned “Joyland”, his latest, to “The Help” director Tate Taylor. Like “The Help,” “Joyland” is a period piece, as are a number of King books. It will be published next month. The plot … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Violet & Daisy” with Alexis and Saoirse

An action comedy about teenage assassins? Kind of ups the ante on the phrase “mean girls,” no? Saoirse Ronan is at home in action, Alexis Bledel figures out how to hold a gun. Dark, fantastical, a bit daft. Just judging … Continue reading

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Agincourt, the Movie? Michael Mann gets a rewrite

It was the Medieval sword and arrows and mounted knights fight that was preceded by Henry V’s “St. Crispin’s Day” speech. At least in Shakespeare. Michael Mann would like to do something a tad more historical, and almost certainly less … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s”

It covers an entire city block of New York’s Fifth Avenue, a Dover marble and bronze citadel of consumption at its most conspicuous. Bergdorf Goodman is shopping at its highest end, a fashion arbiter at the oh-so-exclusive retail level, the … Continue reading

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Lily Collins revives “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies”

This project — based on a Seth Grahame-Smith novel — just will not die. Perhaps fittingly. Yeah, it seems a silly stretch of genre benders, and even the fact that it was based on a successful book has not been … Continue reading

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