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Monthly Archives: October 2013
The creator of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Love Actually” wanders into “Groundhog Day” territory with his latest romance. “About Time” is about time travel and how it might be applied to finding and winning over Miss Right when … Continue reading
In a future where families are encouraged to not over breed, Ender Wiggin is “a third,” the third child born to his family. “An extra.” Skinny and pale, he is bullied at school. But he’s been observed, singled out by … Continue reading
A sullen, angst-ridden and hormonal teen struggles to filter a hostile world through the voices in her head in “How I Live Now.” Funny that Saoirse Ronan decided to take, basically, another crack at “The Host” in tackling the lead … Continue reading
It’s “kind of a nothing, a throw-away moment” in the middle of the new big screen comedy “Last Vegas.” But for just a single short scene, director Jon Turteltaub stuffed five Oscar winners into a minivan, bickering, joshing around and … Continue reading
There’s a myopia to “Diana,” the new film about the divorce and last great romance of Princess Diana’s life, that fits its subject like one of Diana’s signature, custom-tailored gowns. Isolated, focused on her image, her few contacts with the … Continue reading
Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple (“Wild Man Blues,” “Harlan County, USA”) gives herself over to Oprah Winfrey’s vision of the world in “Running from Crazy,” a movie about the Hemingways and their troubled family history of mental illness and … Continue reading
Asa Butterfield is “a massive science fiction fan,” he says. Which is a good thing, considering Martin Scorsese plucked him from relative obscurity to take the title role in the fanciful “Hugo,” which turned into a decent sized hit a … Continue reading
Here’s a faith-based film that has the hint of a “Hail Mary” pass about it. A cast of mostly has-beens or never-weres takes its shot at reinventing itself in a feebly written fable aimed down at an audience they don’t … Continue reading
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/new-horror-trailer/n42349 A dead on Owen Wilson impersonation by Edward Norton, an on-key Alec Baldwin voice over (needed script editing) and an ever-so-twee tone. I’d pay to see this.
Robert Redford cashes a check and classes up this Chris Evans comic book vehicle. Because Samuel L. Jackson is no longer enough of a novelty. Shades of “Avengers,” a juicier part for Scarlett J. And Evans doesn’t have to be … Continue reading