Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Christensen and Brewster, Brody and Akon commit an “American Heist”

For everybody who believes there are no new plots under the sun (as Vladimir “Morphology of a Folk Tale” Propp posited, there are 27 plots — in toto — since the beginning of storytelling), here’s a remake of a Steve … Continue reading

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Meet “Alexander” of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day”

Disney has named Ed Oxenbould as winner of the title role in this film of the popular children’s book, with Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as co-stars and Miguel Arteta behind the camera.  

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Next screening, “Unfinished Song”

Here’s a movie that sort of cashes in on that documentary of a few years back — “Young at Heart.” Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton and several other Great Brits star in “Unfinished Song,” now going into limited release. … Continue reading

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Jim Carrey backs away from “Kick-Ass 2,” AFTER he finished it

Jim Carrey, who has been outspoken in his criticism of the NRA and gun enthusiasts since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, has decided that maybe making a violent action comedy before that tragedy wasn’t the best idea. He tweeted … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Legend Richard Matheson dies at 87.

If you enjoyed “The Twilight Zone,” you saw his work. Or “Star Trek.” His novel “I Am Legend” has been made into three films. “The Shrinking Man,” “Real Steel,” “The Box,” the list goes on and on for Richard Matheson, … Continue reading

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