Daily Archives: July 13, 2014

Movie Review: Brevity is the soul of wit in “Happy Christmas”

 “Happy Christmas” is a petite, lived-in character comedy of the Mumblecore school — just a group of chatty twentysomethings, drinking, growing beards and having the occasional bathroom hook-up as they think about growing up.It’s the latest from writer-director-co/star Joe Swanberg … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Boyhood” opens HUGE…on five screens, “Apes” clears $70 mill

  “Transformers” fell off 55% in its second weekend, not a bad “hold” as they say. So it cleared the $200 million mark this weekend. It may catch “Maleficent (over $221 and counting) by next weekend. “Dawn of the Planet … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Wolf at the Door” serves up mystery, Brazilian style

“A Wolf at the Door” arrives in American cinemas, a hot and surprising Brazilian thriller delivered here hot on the heels of the Brazilian World Cup.It’s a kidnapping mystery in which a police inspector tries to figure out who might … Continue reading

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