Movies on the Radio: Talking Woody and Butler and Jobs and Kick-Ass

740gameIt’s Friday morning, and that means 740 The Game’s “Open Mike” show will stop lobbying for the soccer stadium we don’t need and pointless expansions to the Amway Center and Citrus Bowl upgrades long enough to talk movies.

We’ll discuss “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” headed into wide release this weekend. And Ashton Kutcher’s turn as Steve Jobs in “Jobs.”

And we’ll get around to “Kick Ass 2” and maybe even “Paranoia.”

“Butler” and “Jasmine” are the two best bets this weekend. I wasn’t as nuts over Woody’s latest — dated situations and dialogue stuffed into a “ripped from the headlines” currency about the rapacious rich facing their comeuppance. Great performance by Cate Blanchett.

And “The Butler” is uneven and overreaching. Still not sold on Lee Daniels as a director. This is midway between “Paperboy” (godawful) and “Precious” (great) in execution. “Jobs” I liked well enough, “Kick-Ass” not so much. Didn’t care at all for “Paranoia,” and those three are all getting poor reviews from the critical community at large.

Central Florida’s art cinema The Enzian is holding over “Blackfish,” the controversial hit doc about local employer SeaWorld. And there’s a Wednesday night “Pitcher Show” of “Dirty Harry” that we’ll get to.

That’s at 745AM on 740 AM, The Game, or listen online.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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