Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Movie Review: “Monsters University” comes up a few credits shy of a degree

“Monsters, Inc.” may be the most original and under-rated film ever to come out of Pixar, an inventive spin on the professional bogeymen hiding in kids’ closets and the reasons they’re there in the first place. It’s their job, and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “World War Z”

“World War Z” promised to be some sort of ultimate zombie movie experience, and it’s hard to call it that. But the first 25 minutes or so of this “Contagion” meets “28 Days Later” thriller will leave you breathless. And … Continue reading

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Next Screening: “Hot Flashes”

Brooke Shields, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes and Cameron Mannheim are women of a certain age who take one last shot at showing they still matter by “getting the old team back together.” Susan “Desperately Seeking Susan” Seidelman is … Continue reading

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Disney teases “Frozen,” which has an “Ice Age” vibe

Simple, self-contained gag from the November 27 Disney animated comedy “Frozen.” Snowman with allergies loses his carrot nose, and an elk chases after it. Cute, not quite laugh out loud funny.

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James Franco goes Indiegogo to finance his “Palo Alto” trilogy

Crowdsourcing lures another big name as James France sets out to film his “Palo Alto Stories,” based on his own short stories, through $500,000 through Indiegogo. He’s taking some of the sting out of “rich movie star uses indie film … Continue reading

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Fox lets a “Prometheus” sequel move forward

The “Alien” prequel “Prometheus” didn’t do much for me or anybody who reviewed it. But it earned $400 million, so Ridley Scott and Fox (Scott,who is getting up there in years, may not direct) are pushing ahead with plans for … Continue reading

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