Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Weekend Box Office: Will “Insidious” bust out of the box office blues?

Fandango.com is reporting that ticket pre-sales for “Indious: Chapter 2” are higher than those for any other horror movie this year — and we’ve had films that opened HUGE in that genre (“Conjuring,” $41, “The Purge” in the $30s). So … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Approaching Midnight”

Broadly speaking, awful movies fall into two categories — awfully bad in a funny way, and awfully bad period. “Approaching Midnight” staggers into the latter category, an excruciatingly dull, badly written, badly-acted vanity project for writer-director-star Sam Logan Khaleghi.A tale … Continue reading

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Next Interviews: Steve McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor of “12 Years a Slave”

The buzz is “Oscar worthy” on Steve “Shame/Hunger” McQueen’s film of “12 Years a Slave.” And some of that heat is on Chiwetel Ejiofor, a very good actor who gives another breakout performance as a free New Yorker kidnapped and … Continue reading

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Next screening: “Linsanity”

It happened so recently that this feels “too soon, too quickly.” But Jeremy Lin’s storied revival of the N.Y. Knicks, coming from nowhere, defying NBA expectations in a league where it often seems you have to be huge and black … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: “Family,” “Insidious 2” herald the last bad weekend of the year?

Well, at least of the summer. Fall film season gets underway Sept. 20, at least as far as major releases go. “Prisoners” and the 3D conversion of “The Wizard of Oz” roll out next week — wide, among other titles. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Insidious, Chapter 2”

More silly than its sinister forebear, “Insidious: Chapter 2” is entertaining for the contortions the script takes to incorporate both a brief prequel and highlights from the first film into a new 105 minute package. This is a Mobius strip … Continue reading

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