Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

“Tomorrow” — the third trailer, is this Walt Disney’s theme park come to (cinematic) life?

The mysterious and cryptic early talk about Disney’s “Tomorrowland” (May 22) is that it connected with early ideas that Walt Disney himself had — notes — about the Tomorrowland part  of the theme parks, and a possible movie tied into … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “After the Ball” updates “Cinderella,” with a touch of “Twelfth Night”

Every girl, Disney has always told us, wants that slipper to fit. And with a new generation indoctrinated thanks to the latest “Cinderella,” that taste for tiaras isn’t going away any time soon. Nor, it would appear, is the story … Continue reading

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Blake Lively on getting older, figuring out which decades fashions work for her in “The Age of Adaline”

Blake Lively says she loves the idea of getting older. The original “Gossip Girl” has gone on the record about enjoying aging out of girlhood. But in youth-obsessed Hollywood, married to Ryan Reynolds in a wedding featured in Martha Stewart’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Adult Beginners”

“Adult Beginners” started life as a showcase for comic writer-actor Nick Kroll, who concocted the story. But any notion that the star of “Kroll Show” might reinvent himself with this film goes out the window when first we meet Jake, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “24 Days” is a lax, submissive French kidnapping thriller

The French kidnapping thriller “24 Days” is a true story, an opening narration tells us (in French, with English subtitles), “all too true.” It’s about the disappearance of a handsome young womanizer, nabbed by men in cahoots with a temptress … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Forger”

The stakes shouldn’t feel as low as they do in “The Forger.” An art theft thriller about stealing one of the most famous paintings by Claude Monet should have been a suspenseful peek into the criminal art forger’s craft, a … Continue reading

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