Sunday, August 30, 2015

Movies

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
Actors aren't the only ones who get typecast. Just ask Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, principals behind a string of successful, powerful...
NEW YORK (AP) - The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends"...
The Great Allentown Fair. The place to be for pop-metal, country, and EDM this week is up the Northeast extension of the Pennsylvania...
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal-Illumination Entertainment's "Minions" has crossed the $1 billion milestone...
By Justin Kroll LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Following the report Bruce Willis was forced to leave the production of Woody Allen's...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a pre-Toronto International Film Festival development, Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson and Sofia Boutella have come on board...
There are actresses who raise hell about sexism in Hollywood, and there are, increasingly, actresses who do something about it.
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney's "Star Wars: Rogue One" has some competition -- "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Warner Bros. has given...
THERE'S A shocking and funny scene in "Mistress America" involving high school classmates meeting by chance at a bar, where one dredges up long-ago bullying.
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 other than an object of derision or sex.
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?
Steven Rea picks this weekend's must-see movies.
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...
Sunday American tragedy Famed for its behind-the-scenes meta-drama - the last film for Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, with a stellar turn by a fragile Montgomery Clift and a script by Monroe's estranged husband, Arthur Miller - John Huston's classic 1961 drama,
Pam Grier Film Festival: Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Friday Foster Olive Films DVD, $24.95 each title "Wham! Bam! Here comes Pam!" goes the tagline for the poster of 1975's Friday Foster, one of three blaxploitation classics starring inimitable actio
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...