Monday, July 6, 2015

Movies

COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Amy Documentary about British jazz, soul and R & B singer Amy Winehouse, who became a global superstar with the 2006 release of Back to Black and who died from drug and alcohol abuse just five years later at age 27. R
Director Asif Kapadia's gripping documentary Amy, about the short life of troubled British R&B-soul singer Amy Winehouse, caused a...
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie looks set to make a movie about the scandalous love life of Russian Empress Catherine the Great after...
One night last week in a tiny Thai-Laotian eatery in Belfast, Maine, a Penobscot Bay town with a thriving boatyard, a lobster pound...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With the year half over, our three critics have each selected their five favorite U.S. releases of 2015...
Eden is less a cautionary tale about a life fueled by music, clubs, and drugs, than about how life can pass you by when you aren't...
Clutching a fluffy white cat and memories of the woman he loved and lost, Angelo Jacques Manglehorn is the kind of sad-sack gent whom actors with ham in their hearts would head-butt each other to play.
Deeply personal and filled with love, Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear is nonetheless a hard movie to watch - hard to watch comfortably.
By Jenelle Riley LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Now in theaters, "A Little Chaos" marks Alan Rickman's second film as director; he also stars in the movie...
Sunday Green notes "If plants had voices, what would they sing?" How often we've pondered that question. Well, the theatrical troupe Bearded Ladies provides an answer, in cabaret form, in the show Bitter Homes and Gardens: A Botanical Hoe-Down. The sho
He's widely considered by critics as one of the top directors in the world, but Taiwan-based Malaysian Chinese auteur Tsai Ming-liang's works are hardly rarefied creations.
Students of sound design and horror-movie scores should see - or hear - Closer to God, which elicits more creepy scares than its transparent plot warrants, thanks to an unsettling audio mix and pulsing, percolating music from Thomas Nöla.
Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bobby Weir, and Mickey Hart were on stage at Soldier Field, 650 miles away in Chicago, jamming one last time (with friends and feeling) on gems from the 50-years-deep-and-wide Grateful Dead catalog of rootsy Americana rock, blues, and country tunes - "Box of Rain," "Bertha," "Roll Away the Dew" . . .
Ex Machina Alex Garland's forward- thinking, foreboding sci-fi thriller stars Oscar Isaac as the billionaire inventor of a sentient robot, Domhnall Gleeson as the whiz-kid programmer invited to run the 'bot through a series of tests, and Alicia Vikander as Ava, the cyber-creature in question. Is she true A.I.? And if she is, what's that mean for humankind? Trouble. R
BEING YOUNG and thin generally doesn't cause problems for actresses in Hollywood, but both were getting between Zoe Saldana and the role she desperately wanted in "Infinitely Polar Bear."
When the trailer for Rocky spin-off Creed dropped this week, the number one question on people’s minds appears to have been, “Wait, the band?” To which the response, of course, has been a resounding "no, please."
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Terminator Genisys" and Channing Tatum starrer "Magic Mike XXL" are set to...
Love & Mercy. The breakthroughs and breakdowns of Beach Boys songwriting savant Brian Wilson are brought to vivid life in Bill Pohlad's biopic, which toggles between the mid-'60s and the making of the band's landmark Pet Sounds album and the '80s, when Br
By Kara Warner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - From playing the villainous, manipulative Fish Mooney on Fox's Batman origins TV series "Gotham" to an empowering...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger may be older but that does not stop him from destroying his younger self, as the former governor of California...
By Peter Debruge LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If Hitler were alive today, it would take a triumph of the will to sit through "Heil," director Dietrich...
Currently, Brodzik is looking to the now 23-year-old case of Ed Savitz for "The Resurrection of Uncle Eddie." Savitz being the notorious Center City attorney who paid local children and young men big money for sexual favors.
Time travel gimmicks alter key aspects of beloved characters in 'Terminator: Genisys,' a dull reboot of the James Cameron franchise
News update: A woman's face will soon appear on the $10 bill, and Channing Tatum is organizing a touring Magic Mike male revue.
Reviews Ratings: **** Excellent *** Good ** Fair * Poor Reviewers: S.R., Steven Rea; D.D., Dan DeLuca; T.D., Tirdad Derakhshani; M.E., Molly Eichel; G.T., Gary Thompson; W.S., Inquirer wire services.
Repertory Films Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Dr., Camden; 866-451-2782. www.adventureaquarium.com. 4D Theater. $22.95; $19.95 children 2-12. 1st Fri The Center for Art in Wood