“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” the second movie in this rebooted series, is much intelligent than most summer blockbusters but has the same tendency to resort to cinematic mayhem.
The world’s a hot mess! Quick, someone call Tom Cruise and see if he’s busy.
I have met my match.
Over the last few millennia I’ve managed to eke out a meager living by commenting wittily on the passing entertainment scene. Thanks to my ability to ingest the latest in artistic theses and spit out needlessly bitchy remarks, I’ve secured my place as one of the city’s cultural tastemakers. I don’t mean to brag but, really, I didn’t think there wasn’t anything I couldn’t critique.
Then I saw Godzilla.
And I literally didn’t know what to say.
I’d like to open with a question for the producers of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
“How much damned time do you think people have?”
This isn’t a movie; it is a daytrip to an MRI. You’re trapped there for what seems like an eternity while the lights blink and the sounds buzz and when they finally spit you out, you realize you may have just peed a little.
Lemme see if I can do justice to the, ahem, plot. And yes, there will
I am 22 years old, and I am afraid of dolls.
Director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) unleashed his latest creation, The Conjuring, July 19, and it instantly rose to the top of the box office charts through its sensational filming and relentless outpour of terrifying imagery and subject matter. From the movie’s onset, which depicts a possessed porcelain doll sporting a positively Linda Blair-esque getup, Wan effectively warns the audience to curl up and prepare for terror.
Based on true events, The
The planets have aligned for a rare double feature. The national touring company of Les Miserables is in town at the Benedum Center, through January 27, while the film version is still on local screens. It’s a chance to see how two different directors and casts—working in different media—handle the same material.
I’ve taken my double dose of “Les Miz” and found each version to have its merits. And I’ve enjoyed comparing the two, which then prompted
It los like Batman (Christian Bale) has finally met his match, at least in one on one combat, and unlike in The Dark Knight, it’s a fair fight. No hounds or vision loss. He suffers from than a few punches at the hands of his nemesis and most powerful adversary yet: Bane (Tom Hardy).
The brutal on-screen fist fights between
Even if a night at the ballet strikes you as a snooze fest, you’ll find yourself mesmerized with dance during First Position. Don’t be surprised if by the end you’re on the edge of your seat rooting for young dancers as they overcome impossible circumstances. First time director Bess Kargman’s award-winning documentary offers an inside lo at the training regime of child ballet dancers.
First Position follows seven kids from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds