Daily Archives: November 15, 2013

“Divergent” looks to be exactly what we expected

As in “Hunger Games” meets “The Host.” Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, a future where conformity is valued above all. And the perky teen who isn’t having that. Yeah, it’s from Summit and yeah it looks way too much like “Hunger … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Book Thief” serves up a sanitized, watered-down Germany during the Hitler years and Holocaust

Whatever virtues turned “The Book Thief” into an acclaimed and honored international best seller are strangely absent from the film adaptation. A sad orphan’s story bereft of emotion, a paen to books that does precious little to pass that on … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: “Thor” should win again, but “Best Man” could make it interesting

“Thor, the Dark World” should lose 50-60% of its opening weekend audience on this, its second week of release. That means it could do $33-40 million. Anything less than that suggests that perhaps audiences weren’t keen on the similarities between … Continue reading

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