Monthly Archives: June 2013

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, 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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Movie Review: Jason Statham seeks “Redemption”

Other movie stars get into the profession for the fame, the money, the girls. Jason Statham just wants to be The Catcher in the Rye. In film after film, going back as far as “The Transporter,” he’s played characters out … Continue reading

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Tonight’s screening: Kendrick and Wilde in “Drinking Buddies”

This looks cute and mumblecore-ish, couples re-coupling over the course of a weekend, pals who work in a bar realizing they may be more than pals. Nice to see Olivia Wilde get something light and interesting. She’s doing good work, … Continue reading

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Today’s interview: Got questions for Nat Wolff and Josh Boone of “Stuck in Love”?

Actor Nat (second from left) and writer-director Josh (farthest to the right) are touring and talking about “Stuck in Love,” the romance that co-stars everybody else in the picture and opens in July. Wolff was in “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Byzantium”

“Byzantium” doesn’t breathe new life into the weary vampires-on-the-run/young-vampires-in-love formulas. But Neil “Interview with the Vampire/The Crying Game” Jordan still manages to return this sort of tale to the realm of adults, with the meaty themes and grim, gory violence … Continue reading

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Terrence Stamp reviews “Man of Steel” in an LA toilet

Appropriately enough. The original General Zod, the great Terrence Stamp, had an encounter in the toilet of a theater where he was about to do a Q & A re: his latest film. And he overheard a discussion of “Man … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ashton Kutcher IS “Jobs”

The cuddly and likable Ashton Kutcher had his work cut out for him, portraying visionary and temperamental Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. This trailer for the movie, opening in August, suggests he has a shot at pulling it off. Dermot Mulroney, … Continue reading

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