Abraham Lincoln is his name, and demythologizing is the game in Steven Spielberg’s new biopic, “Lincoln” (limited release Nov. 9 with a wide release Nov. 16). Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” the movie focuses on the 16th president’s second term and the last four months [...]
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On more than one occasion in “Skyfall,” James Bond (Daniel Craig) obediently returns to M (Judi Dench) after an intense brush with death, only to have her fire off her famous line: “Where the hell have you been?” It’s a question audiences have been asking since 2008, when the hackneyed “Quantum of Solace” premiered, putting [...]
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into the film “Dark Shadows,” the latest collaboration between renowned actor Johnny Depp and famously eccentric director Tim Burton. The film, based on the 1960s soap opera of the same title, begins in 1760 with the story of Barnabas Collins (Depp). A wealthy entrepreneur who is turned [...]
All hell broke loose in University Crossings for a screening of the new independent horror flick “Six Degrees of Hell.” Many of the cast and crew were in attendance, including film instructor John Avarese, who worked on the film’s sound and score. The screening was prefaced by a phone call from actor Corey Feldman (“Stand [...]
Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Lucky One” stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner. Directed by Scott Hicks, the film is set to hit theaters April 20 and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. What’s better than a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel? A movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel [...]
When you sit down to watch a Will Ferrell movie, there are a number of things you can expect: plenty of humorous vulgarity, irony, chaos and an altogether good time. Ferrell’s latest movie, “Casa de Mi Padre,” releases in select theaters in the U.S. March 16 with Pantelion Films, meeting all of the expectations of [...]
If “American Beauty” is a deconstruction of the American dream, then “The Rum Diary” is its hard-partying younger brother. To describe the movie in any simpler terms would be impossible. In the words of female lead Amber Heard, “There are comedic elements, but it’s very difficult to label the movie … which is why I [...]
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