Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Movie Review: “Girl Most Likely” doesn’t succeed

“Girl Most Likely” is a comedy from Kristen Wiig’s alternate universe career — the career she might have had without “Bridesmaids.” A daft, thin and instantly forgettable farce about a woman of once-great promise who fakes a suicide attempt to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Conjuring” isn’t “Insidious” enough

Sadie knows. The dog always knows not to go into the haunted house. But since this was 1971, and the world, much less Rhode Island’s Perron family, had not seen “The Exorcist” and the generations of ultra-realistic horror movies and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Could “Twelve Years a Slave” have an Oscar shot?

When you’ve got a name like Steve McQueen, you have our attention. Even if you’re British and black. And when your previous film “Shame” was as critically acclaimed as it was, and “Hunger” stirred things up as well, and you’ve … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Turbo” never hits high gear

In animation shorthand, “Turbo” is “‘Cars’ with Snails.” It’s light on the jokes, but cute, with animation so vivid it looks photo-real. It’s another “impossible dream” tale, this time of a motorhead mollusk who has a need for “Terrifying, blinding … Continue reading

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Today’s interview: Got questions for Kristen Wiig?

Her life hasn’t been the same since “Bridesmaids.” And this weekend, the SNL alumna turned movie star Kristen Wiig has a star vehicle — “Girl Most Likely” — opening in cinemas. Questions for Kristen? I figure to ask her about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Grabbers” is an oh-so-Irish creature feature

Here’s an old fashioned “creature feature” in the mold of “The Thing”, “Critters” and “Gremlins.” What sets “Grabbers” apart is a touch of the “diddly aye.” Yes, this time the beast comes ashore in an island town off Ireland. And … Continue reading

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