Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

Tonight’s screening: “The Purge”

Ethan Hawke’s had some good luck with horror, and “The Purge” has a hint of that. America, legalizing one day a year where there are no laws — and criminal impulses reign — a family barricaded against the mob, but … Continue reading

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“Oblivion” opens HUGE…in Japan

However diminished his status among domestic movie audiences, Tom Cruise is still a very bankable box office star in much of the world. Especially, apparently, in Japan. His latest, “Oblivion,” opened well enough but faded before reaching $100 million in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Violet & Daisy” aren’t the cute killers they think they are

“Violet & Daisy” plays like a live-action version of a Japanese manga comic. Lurid and bloody, it has elaborate gunplay and kinky-kitschy lollipop sucking schoolgirls working as assassins to pay for their teen fashions and teen music obsessions. Vintage pop … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “V/H/S 2”

Horror cinema’s latest State of the Abattoir collection, “V/H/S/ 2”, is a properly blood-spattered and chilling collection of shorts — four films from the folks who made “The Blair Witch Project,” “Hobo With a Shotgun,” “The Raid” and “You’re Next.” … Continue reading

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