Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

Disney’s new “Cinderella,” trailer offers a cute first look

Lily James has the title role. But Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother? Digging that. It’s lovely to look at — period costumes, lust forests, over-saturated Technicolor palette. In 3D? I wonder. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Reach Me”

“Reach Me” is an indie comedy whose primary virtue is its cast, well-known actors who took small roles on a lark — a chance to play against “type.” So here’s Sylvester Stallone as a rich, ruthless gossip website operator, a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Two-Bit Waltz” brings another Mamet to the big screen

Clara Mamet makes her film directing debut with “Two-Bit Waltz,” an inconsequential, self-consciously quirky coming of age comedy from an actress-playwright testing her movie-making wings at the ripe old age of 20. The castmember of TV’s “The Neighbors” has made … Continue reading

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“Peanuts” trailer lets Fox declare war on “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Yes, it looks like the Blue Sky CG production of the “Peanuts” movie will have little or nothing to do with the classic “Peanuts” TV specials. Nobody expected a remake, mind you. And it may have its charms. But releasing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1”

Dark and hazy, relentlessly glum and dull, “The Hunger Games — MockingJay Part 1” is the first film in this sci-fi series to refuse to even attempt to stand on its own. If you haven’t seen the previous films, good … Continue reading

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