Saturday, August 29, 2015

Movies

There are actresses who raise hell about sexism in Hollywood, and there are, increasingly, actresses who do something about it.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a pre-Toronto International Film Festival development, Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella...
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Star Wars: Rogue One" has some competition -- "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Warner...
THERE'S A shocking and funny scene in "Mistress America" involving high school classmates meeting by chance at a bar, where one dredges...
The world has ended. Streets are deserted. Humanity is all but wiped out. Haven't we heard this one before?
Sometimes you walk out of a movie exasperated that only one female character had more than three speaking lines and played something...
I look up at the heavens every once in a while and ask: When will we see the end of this interminable deluge of movies about psycho serial-killer rapist creeps stalking, hunting, and victimizing scantily clad, weeping, screaming, pleading women?
Mistress America A screwball comedy about female friendship, betrayal, and theft starring the crazily gesticulative Greta Gerwig as a know-it-all New Yorker who decides to mentor a lonely college freshman new to the big city, played by Lola Kirke. Noah Baumbach directs from a screenplay on which he and Gerwig collaborated, between breaks watching Howard Hawks and Preston Sturges. R
Mistress America is not a new comic-book movie, although Greta Gerwig, who stars, has a kind of stand-tall, hands-on-hips superhero vibe about her.
Industrious microbudget moviemaker Joe Swanberg assembles another impressive troupe of actors for another slice-o'-life shamble, his characters angsting about fidelity, commitment, sex, parenting, friendship, aging, and - in the case of Digging for Fire - about human bones discovered in some shrubs.
The Prophet is as much a narrative film as its source material - Kahlil Gibran's 1923 book of the same name - is a novel.
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Want to create buzz for a space movie? Take journalists to a real NASA lab. Promoting a horror film? Order...
Slow Learners is unquestionably the best romantic comedy to be set and shot in Media, Delaware County.
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Anne Hathaway will star in and produce the science-fiction comedy "The Shower" with her husband Adam Shulman...
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are working together on a screenplay for a comedy. "We play sisters...
The All-Pro defensive end’s debut film, “Unsullied” opens Friday
No Escape isn't going to get people singing "We Are the World" again. Nor will it do much for relations between Southeast Asia and the West, or to spur tourism to places like Cambodia and Laos.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Mike Birbiglia's show-business dramedy "Don't Think Twice" has started production in New York City with Keegan-Michael Key...
By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Learning to Drive" is a women's movie in the truest sense of the phrase. Yes, the story of a middle-age...
It’s been more than 10 years since Joaquin Phoenix teamed up with local filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan for a film with 2004’s The Village, but a reunion is in the works.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - When director Sean Baker was looking for transgender women to appear in his indie movie "Tangerine," he did not turn to a traditional...
Bruce Willis has dropped out of Woody Allen's upcoming film to focus on his Broadway debut.
Within five hours on the road, something wasn't right.
After months of speculation, it now appears that New Jersey native and director Kevin Smith won’t be bringing Jay and Silent Bob to Delaware County’s Granite Run Mall for his upcoming Mallrats sequel, Mallbrats.
By Justin Chang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There comes a point in "Some Kind of Beautiful" when a boy, his father and his grandfather stand together...
Clark Park Movie Series Fridays through Sept. 18, Clark Park, Chester Avenue and 43d Street, beginning at dusk. Movies al fresco in University City's happening public common, with an obscure 1940s title, Casablanca - starring some guy named Bogart, some dame named Bergman - showing Friday.