Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

Movie Preview: “Alan Patridge” movie promises the return of “A-Haaaaa”

Steve Coogan has griped, to comic effect, about escaping his most famous Brit-TV creation, failed talk-show nitwit and ABBA fan Alan Patridge. “Alan Patridge: Alpha Papa” is a comedy opening in August, which, if you’re not familiar with the several … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Pawn Shop Chronicles”

Paul Walker doing hillbilly. Elijah Wood. Matt Dillon, Vincent D’Onofrio. Was that D.J. Qualls? “Pawn Shop Chronicles” cannot possibly be as manic and OUT there as the trailer. Anchor Bay is putting this out in July.

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Jon Favreau’s next one? “Chef”

Jon Favreau as a fired chef who opens a food truck? Some pitches sell themselves. He wrote it and Open Road just picked it up, with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo and Robert Downey Jr. in the cast. Favreau, I … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Orlando Bloom to the rescue in “The Hobbit, the Desolation of Smaug”

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Critical Consensus: Thumbs Up for “This is the End,” thumbs drooping for “Man of Steel”

Seth Rogen’s co-directing debut is earning comparisons to “Pineapple Express.” “This is the End” is what “RApture-Palooza” could have been, with a staggering number of cameos, a bigger budget and a better script. It’s a hoot. America’s critics agree — … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Will “Diana” be Naomi Watts’ best shot at an Oscar?

A small studio grabbed this Princess Diana bio-pic, so Oscar odds for it are starting off long. Surely the Weinsteins would have moved heaven and their banks to buy it had they seen Naomi Watts’ turn as Princess Diana in … Continue reading

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