Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Next screening: Bana, Rebecca Hall and Ciaran Hinds in “Closed Circuit”

A legal thriller about lawyers being manipulated as they defend an accused terrorist? With Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall and Jim Broadbent? Color me present. Advertisements

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“Mortal Instruments” — all the reviews are bad, will fans turn up anyway?

A whopping 17% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Critic after critic pounding the derivative film that spins out of a much-beloved series of novels. Which feel for all the world like a marketing department’s idea of “How we can get … Continue reading

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Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson prove they can hold their liquor in “Drinking Buddies”

A good drinking buddy, Olivia Wilde says, “has to have a sense of humor, be able to hold their alcohol and know when to say when.” Jake Johnson suggests, too that “you have to be able to drink a lot … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Relive the JFK Assassination with “Parkland”

Great cast — Oscar winners Billy Bob T. and Marcia Gay H. — Giamatti, Jackie Earl Haley, Jackie Weaver, Zac Efron, Ron Livingston AND Mark Duplass. Do people really want to cover that ground again, fifty years later? We’ll see … Continue reading

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“Act of Valor” sets up a S.W.A.T. story as a follow-up.

DEadline.com reports that Relativity has gotten on board this Bandito Brothers project. The genre based but ultra-realistic “Act of Valor” earned decent reviews and good coin ($70 million) when it opened. A  movie that used real Special Forces soldiers as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The World’s End”

“The World’s End” feels like a grand last hurrah, a victory lap for those “Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead/Spaced” mates Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and their writer/director-partner-in-crime, Edgar Wright. A rollicking, drunken romp through beer, weepy co-dependency and alien pod … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Grandmaster”

If you’re not deep into martial arts cinema, you might have walked by the various movies titled “Ip Man” on the DVD shelves and mistaken them for Chinese or Japanese sci-fi or fantasy. But the legendary Ip Man (also spelled … Continue reading

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