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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘The Drop’

I’ve not read a book by Dennis Lehane, but I have seen several of the movies based on his books (of which he is usually the credited screenwriter). Some of those films I have enjoyed and some I have not, mainly because they all seem to have a sort of commonality to them – cold, grey, extremely bleak, with nary a character you can actually root for (case in point: Mystic River). Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island were more successful, in my book, perhaps because the directors made the material interesting (and Shutter Island certainly divided audiences with its extremely ambiguous conclusion).

Friday, August 22, 2014

Screen Savor: Road Trips

Construction director Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is in the process of resolving as many “fuck-ups” as he’s creating in the one-man show Locke (IM Global). On the eve of the biggest concrete pour ever in Europe, Locke is in his BMW SUV, driving away, almost two hours to London, to be with Bethan (voiced by Olivia Colman), a woman who became pregnant with his baby after a one-night fling.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

The best comic book movie yet

There's been a lot of talk about what the movie of the summer will be. A few weeks ago, everyone seemed to be in agreement, for the most part, that that movie was Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. But it looks like Marvel Studios has hit another home run... make that a Grand Slam with their latest offering, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Screen Savor: Docs for Pride

For her documentarian directorial debut, actress/comedian/activist Whoopi Goldberg chose the late comedy legend Moms Mabley. Goldberg’s doc, Moms Mabley: The Original Queen of Comedy (HBO Home Entertainment) begins with the premise that Mabley, who died in 1975 at 81, had a profound impact on Goldberg, and then proceeds to give examples of comedians and others on whom her effect was equally great.

If you didn't see 2011's terrific reboot of the classic Planet of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it's not necessarily required viewing to enjoy or follow the story of the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The new film takes place ten years after the events of the first movie -- and the opening title sequence helpfully fills in the details of the simian flu which has decimated humankind -- and now finds the band of intelligent apes (created by the same virus that killed the humans) living peacefully in San Francisco's Muir Woods. It's been at least two winters since they've last seen a human, so they assume everyone is now gone.

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