Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Movies

"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" combines he-said, she-said movies about divorce into one big bundle, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain.
Kevin Kline is an American who inherits an apartment and a tenant (Maggie Smith) is the offbeat and slightly off key ‘My Old Lady’
For any indie filmmaker in these parlous times, loving a challenge is an almost requisite trait. Financing production, marketing the movie, finding distribution avenues - all onerous steps in an often-lonely process. But Rob Williams, like a growing number of auteurs who work in LGBTQ leitmotifs, sees a potentially significant audience at the end of the struggle.
The Drop Tense, evocative neo-noir, expanded from a Dennis Lehane short story, with Tom Hardy as a Brooklyn barkeep and Noomi Rapace as the woman who walks into his life - and into a mess of trouble, when the bar is robbed by masked gunmen. With James Gandolfini, in his swan-song role. A pit-bull pup figures prominently. R
One of the most memorable scenes from The Unknown Known, Errol Morris' unsettling portrait of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, was the now-iconic shot of American servicemen pushing helicopters overboard during the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, while Rumsfeld said, "Some things work out, some things don't."
Scour the works of John Buchan, W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, and John le Carré and you'd be hard-pressed to find a spy story as compelling or fantastical as The Green Prince, an Israeli espionage film set during the second Palestinian Intifada.
Already well-established for his music videos and TV ads, Austrian writer-director Markus Blunder applies the cinematic boldness and freedom afforded by his short-form work to his feature debut, Autumn Blood, an enigmatic, visually stunning, but uneven parable about the rape and attempted murder of a young girl in a tiny Alpine community.
The Maze Runner is an existential horror story that mixes the fraternal feuding of Lord of the Flies with the giant tentacled menace of 1950s sci-fi monster movies such as Tarantula, with the Kafka-esque social order of the 1960s cult series The Prisoner, with the garbage-compactor scene from the first Star Wars.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Fox and Marvel have slotted "Deadpool," their long-in-development "X-Men" spin-off, for Feb. 12, 2016.