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Daily Archives: June 5, 2013
If you’re going to commit to a blasphemous stoner comedy mocking the New Testament prophesy of the coming Rapture, you’d better go all in. Because halfway isn’t funny. And either way, you’re going to Hell. At least in the eyes … Continue reading
Director Susanne Bier follows her Oscar winning “In a Better World,” about bullying in Denmark having kinship to the misdeeds of warlords in Africa, with a romance. Talk about stepping clear of your comfort zone. The generally dramatic Bier (“Things … Continue reading
It’s got mobsters, DeNiro and a little Rolling Stones on the soundtrack. So naturally, Scorsese’s involved. As a producer. Damned if Monsieur Luc Besson (“The Professional”), mostly a producer these days, doesn’t step back behind the camera for this witness … Continue reading
That’s the buzz from Variety. This hot Oscar-bait period piece script is about famed code-breaker/computer theorist Alan Turing, and his tragic, closeted life as a gay man at a time when “The love that dare not speak its name” was … Continue reading
Competing screenings this evening, a “Man of Steel” one and “This is the End.” I have other chances to catch Super-Dooper Man and I could use a laugh, so “This is the End” it is. Franco and Rogen, McBride and … Continue reading
James DeMonaco’s “The Purge” is a bloody-minded, heavy-handed satire of life within these violent United States. It’s a horror film with the occasional visceral thrill — the fear of being hunted, the excitement of righteous violence against nameless intruders. But … Continue reading
Movie Preview: “Closed Circuit” has Bana, Hall and Stiles and a terror trial in camera-covered London
A terrorist act on the most video-wired streets in the world — London. Ex-lover lawyers (Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall) are defending the man accused on carrying out the terrorism. And Julia Stiles is a New York Times reporter covering … Continue reading
The Hollywood Reporter found a former Scientologist willing to sit through “After Earth” and focus on its Sci-Tol talking points, evidence of Will Smith’s conversion and efforts to promote the group through the film. A few snippets of dialogue — … Continue reading