Saturday, September 5, 2015

Movies

VENICE, Italy (AP) - It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Selena Gomez has joined the cast of Universal and Good Universe's "Neighbors 2."
Disturbing commentary on contemporary preferences: When you try to enter Dumas as a search term into Google, it anticipates that you...
A hardened misanthrope who has just sent her much younger lesbian lover packing, Elle Reid is ready to sink back into solitude, the...
'When Steve Jobs died, I was mystified," says Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney at the start of Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine...
Chloe & Theo, an ungainly parable about environmental doom, has its heart in the right place: Climate change, bad! Doing something...
Superhero movies may dominate the box office right now, but the genre will soon be as dead as a dodo, as extinct as the dino.
LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Tom Hardy delves into the criminal world in "Legend", taking on not one but two roles as the notorious London gangsters...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For a cover story this week on "Beasts of No Nation," Cary Fukunaga explained to Variety why he bailed this summer on New...
By Andrew Barker LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a visionary action movie of truly uncommon grace, intelligence...
By Ramin Setoodeh LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Academy has a bad habit of forgetting movies that open early in the year. Of the 17 best picture nominees...
Was Steve Jobs a brilliant visionary whose singular mind, capable of blending art, technology and commerce as never before, inspired the world to "think different" and changed the way we live?
A Walk in the Woods is a so-so comedy, but it does restore a wholesome normalcy to the idea of traversing the Appalachian Trail.
He created a new boogeyman worthy of the Grimm Brothers in Freddy Krueger and dragged the horror film screaming into the postmodern age with ironic, self-referential films that mocked the conventions of their own genre.
Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been cast to play comedy legend Richard Pryor's 'grandmother' in a new biopic.
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Repertory Films Abington Free Library 1030 Old York Rd., Abington; 215-885-5180. abg.mclinc.org/. Ruth & Robert Abel Memorial Book & Film Discussion Group. 9/9.
Comic book adaptations seem to be getting darker, bleaker, and harder-edged by the year. Just look at the history of Batman, from the 1960s TV show to Christopher Nolan's extraordinary Dark Knight trilogy.
By Alex Stedman LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If you want to be Like Mike, you might be in luck -- if you've got at least $10,000 to burn. Fans of Warner...
By Eddie Cockrell LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Deeply involving and emotionally searing, "The Daughter" reps a confident and profoundly moving bigscreen...
LOS ANGELES - Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who thrilled audiences with iconic and bloody suburban slashers like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream that made his name synonymous with horror, has died. He was 76.
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Before We Go "It's possible you could meet somebody who's perfect for you, even though you're committed to somebody else," says Alice Eve to Chris Evans, who could be her perfect somebody in this strangers-in-the-night New York City romantic adventure. PG-13
Will Smith’s upcoming football drama, Concussion, was lauded almost immediately as professional sports’ version of The Insider after its trailer hit the Web Monday. But as hacked emails from Sony Pictures indicate, the league may have nothing to worry about after all.
Actors aren't the only ones who get typecast. Just ask Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, principals behind a string of successful, powerful, provocative documentaries - The Art of the Steal, Last Days Here, The Atomic States of America, and Rock School among them. The duo, partners in work and in life and long-time Philadelphians, had been itching to try something different, something with a screenplay and stars attached.
Last week and total box office in millions. Weeks    Per    Rank/Title/Studio Last Week   Total    Out   Location    1. Outta Compton (Universal) $13.1   $134.0   3   $4,180   
Captain America star Chris Evans, who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare.