Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

Movie Preview: Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity”

A dazzling, gripping and possibly moving disaster-in-space picture. We haven’t seen one of those in ages, Look for “Gravity” this Christmas. Advertisements

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Movie Preview: “Captain Phillips” shows the drama of a real-life Pirates of the Somali Coast attack

This one, based on the seizure and rescue of the crew of the Maersk Alabama, opens Oct. 11.

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Great Chinese director goes NBA — the scandal of being a big time Baby Daddy

Here’s what I remember about the one time I interviewed the great Chinese director Zhang Yimou. The director of “Ju Dou,” “Raise the Red Lantern,” “Hero,” “House of Flying Daggers” etc. talked about never calling his leading ladies to the … Continue reading

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Box office: How “Great” will “Gatsby” do?

“Iron Man 3” will win this weekend at the box office. Easily. It did $175 for its opening, so even a HUGE fall off suggests $60-70 million on its second weekend. The Guru figures it’ll manage $75 million. Box Office … Continue reading

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Friday movies on the radio: Talking “Gatsby” and “Peeples” and “The Graduate”

I’ll be defending myself for liking Baz Luhrmann’s take on “The Great Gatsby” this am on 740 The Game.  The Leo DiCaprio/Tobey Maguire/Carey Mulligan film has earned mostly, but far from overwhelmingly, negative reviews. It isn’t the book, but it … Continue reading

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