Daily Archives: June 28, 2013

Armie Hammer leaves irony behind to play “The Lone Ranger”

Irony isn’t a recent invention. But a savvy popular culture watcher would have to notice that for the past 20 years or so, American culture has enjoyed — or endured — a sort Golden Age of Irony, as if the … Continue reading

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Talking Movies on the Radio: “White House Down,” “The Heat” and more

It’s Friday AM, almost time for me to chat with the crew at Open Mike on 740 The Game about movies. Brian Kravitz and I will talk up “White House Down,” parse the hidden meaning of “The Heat,” turn sports … Continue reading

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Critical Mass: Reviewers endorse “The Heat,” shoot down “White House Down”

It was funny to watch the review ratings on “The Heat” and “White House Down” on Thursday. For much of the morning, “The Heat” was in free fall, and “White House Down” was close behind it, plunging down the tomatometer. … Continue reading

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Next Screening: “I’m So Excited”

Almodovar strikes again. Seems a little dated and Old School swishy, and this guy hasn’t made a good movie in this millennium, but fingers crossed.

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