Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

Movie Review: “Enough Said” makes great use of Julia L-D’s patented shtick

There’s an amusing wistfulness to Nicole Holofcener’s latest exploration of woman and love, “Enough Said.” And since it co-stars the late-James Gandolfini, you can throw in a touch of melancholy, a sort of dark cloud that hangs over an otherwise … Continue reading

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Next Screening: “Battle of the Year: The Dream Team”

The hype, amongst girls of a certain age, is deafening. Which is why Screen Gems is previewing this latest dance battle movie. Josh Peck, Chris Brown, Laz Alonzo. The last “Step Up,” set in Miami, raised the bar on these … Continue reading

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Next Interview: Got questions for James Hetfield?

Hetfield is lead singer/guitarist/songwriter/rock god of Metallica, the heaviest of the heavy, loudest of the loud and the subject of/inspiration for “Metallica: Through the Never,” a concert film with an offstage element involving a gofer/roadie (Dane DeHaan) caught on the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Thanks for Sharing”

Sexual addiction earns a big screen discussion that is equal parts serious and silly in “Thanks for Sharing,” a sober-minded dramedy from the screenwriter of “The Kids are All Right.” The serious side spins out of the struggles of Adam … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Grace of Monaco”

An actress of great beauty and undeniable talents, reduced to a pretty “royal” bauble and tabloid fixture. Grace Kelly had the edge over Princess Diana by having an intriguing pre-marriage life (Hitchcock, glimpsed). But aside from that? Tragic ends, beautiful … Continue reading

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Box Office Final Tally: “Indisious” only made $40, “Family” only $14

Last weekend’s box office take fell off once studios got beyond guessing their numbers and had to actually tally the results. “Insidious: Chapter 2” did a brisk $40 million, but it won’t catch “The Conjuring” ($136 million and counting) in … Continue reading

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