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Monthly Archives: March 2018
It’s a gimmick, a stunt, a filmmaking exercise. Shooting your movie on an iPhone? That’s for aspiring filmmakers, somebody looking for a cheap way to shoot a movie and a headline-grabbing hook when you’re pitching it to film festivals. Sean … Continue reading
Put it down to diminished expectations or what have you, but there’s a surprising delicacy to “Midnight Sun,” a teen weeper built around Bella Thorne. You may know what to expect, if you’ve seen “A Walk to Remember” or “Everything, … Continue reading
Andrew Garfield is the hero, looking for a missing woman (Riley Keogh), looking to the point where he goes deep down the rabbit hole of obsession in this dark noirish (Comic?) thriller. Topher Grace plays his helpful, common sense friend. … Continue reading
Yeah, a killer “From the studio that brought you” sight gag. Sure, a little “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” poke. Lots and lots of the old ultra-violence, self-referential comic book movie incidentals properly mocked. Score! May 18, DP sees if … Continue reading
Those scamps from TV’s “Workaholics” let their R-rated freak flags fly in “Game Over, Man,” a scruffy, unruly comedy with violence, pot, full frontal nudity and a body count. It’s “Die Hard” with stoners, a blood-spattered tale of three hotel … Continue reading
It’s a drama with conspiracy thriller elements based on the “oil for food” deal the world made with Saddam Hussein in Iraq in the years between the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. “Backstabbing for Beginners” … Continue reading
Interesting to hear Ms. Robbie flaunt something like her actual Aussie accent. And show a little leg in this taste of “Terminal.” Vaughn Stein’s movie is a film noir thriller/mystery with Simon Pegg, Mike Myers and Max Irons in the … Continue reading
It’s the quotation that opens the quirky Canadian comedy “Birthmarked” that gives away the game. “I think of a new born baby as a blank book,” Walt Disney once said. And as this uneven but amusing romp unfolds, with its … Continue reading
It’s “Everything, Everything” again. Or “The Fault in Our Stars.” And it stars tabloid terror Bella Thorne and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son. Yeah, the studio is only previewing it tonight. And it opens tonight. Which speaks volumes.
Angelina Jolie’s blundering adaptation of “Unbroken” has prompted a sequel. A runner’s surviving Japanese barbarism to get back to the Olympics? That sounds like a movie to me.