Daily Archives: May 14, 2013

Greta Gerwig writes the definitive “Greta Gerwig” character

There’s something emphatic and final to the new Greta Gerwig movie “Frances Ha,” which she co-wrote with director (and beau) Noah Baumbach. Often cast as somewhat hapless, happily (or unhappily) floundering 20something trying to figure out love, career and life … Continue reading

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Next Interview: Got questions for “Kings of Summer” stars Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally?

The movie’s about disaffected teens who run away and rough it in the woods over summer vacation. And they’re funny. But the hilarious characters in “The Kings of Summer” are Nick Offerman (“Parks & Recreation”) and Megan Mullally (“Will & … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Black Rock”

Well, at least the credits to “Black Rock” showed promise. It was written by one of the Duplass brothers, creators of “The Puffy Chair,” “Cyrus” and “Jeff Who Lives at Home.” Mark Duplass wrote it for a member of that … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Congress” passes animated judgment on the future of acting

Robin Wright sells her soul — and her digital likeness — to a film exuc (Danny Huston) who promises her that now she will be “Forever young.” “The Congress” is eye-poppingly animated and eye-openingly provocative.

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Movie Preview: “The World’s End” finishes off the “Shaun of the Dead” trilogy

OK, NOT a trilogy. But an aging quintet are summoned back to their old haunts for a recreation of an epic pub crawl only to discover the town’s been taken over by aliens. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie … Continue reading

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Hailee Steinfeld is protected by Sam Worthington in “For the Dogs”

Sam Worthington and Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) will co-star in a new action piece from director Philip Noyce, “For the Dogs.” It’s about a young woman touring Italy with her beau, unaware her family’s been murdered, with Worthingon as the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: James Franco’s take on Faulkner — “As I Lay Dying”

This trailer, co-starring Franco, Danny McBride and Tim Blake Nelson, feels period perfect, like a gritty by-the-book adaptation of William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying.” Not a lot of money on the screen, here. And it being a literary period … Continue reading

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Arnold considers starring in a “Toxic Avenger” remake

His “comeback” vehicle failed to come back. And even though Arnold Schwarzenegger has work lined up, his headlining days appear to be pretty much over. Could a remake of a junk-film “classic” from Troma Films be just the ticket, a … Continue reading

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Pacino playing a criminal? Will David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn” be a stretch?

Al Pacino has signed on to a film project that , on the surface, sounds awfully generic. But considering that David Gordon Green is directing “Manglehorn,” (titled “Mangel” on IMDb) there’s hope that it won’t be. It’s about a retired … Continue reading

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Josh Hutcherson on how life has changed, the future and “Epic”

Normally, you work your way into the off-the-wall questions with movie stars. But with Josh Hutcherson, the big one is just hanging there, demanding to be asked. “How often does the average 12 to 19 year old girl come up to you … Continue reading

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