Daily Archives: May 28, 2013

Movie Review: “The East”

Brit Marling, who played a cult leader claiming to be a prophetess from the future in “Sound of My Voice,” takes a look at the other side of the equation in “The East,” an audacious thriller about a cultish gang … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Shadow Dancer”

Her dad wanted her to run to the store, but Collette let her little brother do it. That was back in 1973, Northern Ireland. And little Dylan never made it home alive, caught in the crossfire between warring factions in … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Delivery Man” puts Vince Vaughn in the Canadian hit, “Starbuck”

I interviewed the star and director of the French-Canadian comedy “Starbuck,” which scored with audiences up there a couple of years back, and in film festivals and art film theaters (such as the Enzian) this year. “Delivery Man” is the … Continue reading

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Offerman and Mullally try their hands at parenting in “The Kings of Summer”

He has a hit NBC sitcom, which she’s turned up in, from time to time. And every time she’s had a sitcom, he took guest roles on it. When Megan Mullally did “Saturday Night Live,” naturally Nick Offerman showed up. … Continue reading

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“Man of Steel” TV spot plays up Messiah angle…too much?

This latest “Man of Steel” commercial gives us the other Oscar winning father figure, Jor El (Russell Crowe) lecturing his son on what will happen and what his role on Earth is to be. Is that part of the canon? … Continue reading

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Troubled Western “Jane Got a Gun” finds a distributor

Natalie Portman wanted to make it. She had Michael Fassbender lined up to co-star and Lynn Ramsey set to direct. Fassbender bowed out, replaced by Bradley Cooper, who also had to give up due to scheduling problems. Director Lynn Ramsey … Continue reading

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Todd Haynes to do Patricia Highsmith’s “Carol” for the Weinsteins

Writer-director Todd Haynes will take on a 1950s period piece, “Carol,” by famed “Talented Mr.Ripley” novelist Patricia Highsmith. “Carol” is about two very different women (Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska) in 1950s New York, a just-starting-out-on-her own department store clerk … Continue reading

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eOne to release Princess Diana movie starring Naomi Watts

The casting is on the money, the director did “Downfall” and the screenwriter managed one of Johnny Depp’s rare failures, “The Libertine.” eOne bought the rights to release the finished film “Diana,” about the last days/love affair of the princess … Continue reading

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Today’s screening: “After Earth”

Yes, Will Smith keeps setting the table for his son to take over “the family business,” and even by Hollywood standards, this can feel like he is “pimping him out,” as many commentators are noting. And yes, M. Night Shyamalan … Continue reading

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