Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Movies

COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Ballet 422 Jody Lee Lipes' documentary follows upstart choreographer Justin Peck as he leads his New York City Ballet troupe through the creative process - and the rigorous rehearsals - of a new dance piece, "Paz de la Jolla." No MPAA rating
NEW YORK (AP) - Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.
In October 2013, stars like Macy Gray, KeKe Palmer, and Quincy Brown descended upon West Philly’s Overbrook High School to begin shooting the upcoming basketball-centric drama, "Brotherly Love." Now, that drama has a trailer, and Overbrook High may well be the real star.
Fox Searchlight Pictures President of Production Claudia Lewis and Participant Media Executive Vice President of Production Jonathan King announced today that production on the upcoming sequel, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2," had begun in India. – Press release, Jan. 10, 2014
Maps to the Stars (VOD, iTunes) A fascinating failure, David Cronenberg's adaptation of Bruce Wagner's screenplay is a pitch-black Hollywood satire, with last week's Oscar winner, Julianne Moore, as a Hollywood actress trying to re-spark her career by lan
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Cool, supremely confident feature debut from Iranian American writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour, set in a Middle Eastern ghost town populated by pimps and prostitutes, junkies, and, yes, a vampire girl. She meets a guy who looks like James Dean, and they pair off, as sordid denizens lurk in the shadows and the spirits of Jarmusch, Lynch, and Leone hang in the night air. No MPAA rating
The best con artist movies - The Grifters, The Sting, Matchstick Men, David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner and House of Games - bamboozle the mark and the audience at the same time. You're left in awed disbelief. How'd they do that? (And how did the word bamboozle come into being, anyway?)
Gabe Polsky's Red Army is a documentary about hockey - call it a hockumentary, or a puckumentary, if you must. (I must, apparently.) But this madly entertaining account of the Soviets' historic domination of the game - repeatedly winning Olympic gold, the
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Open Road has released the first photo of star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone's upcoming thriller, "Snowden."