Thursday, January 29, 2015

Movies

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - No documentary has inspired more controversy at this year's Sundance Film Festival than "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief."
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A likably wiseass horror-comedy, "Suburban Gothic" is light on the horror and the usual broader comedy strokes as well, instead sporting the kind of droll humor that springs not from gags and setpieces but from what seems like improvisational riffing from a cast of assured comic hands.
Tiberino: The Art of Life, a feature-length documentary to premiere Saturday at the Trocadero, does what no single, intricate, incendiary Tiberino painting or sculpture or mural or wall relief or carving or mask or etching can do: encapsulate the wide-reaching aesthetics and cultural importance of a family so creatively accomplished as to be called the "West Philly Wyeths."
Growing up in Huntingdon Valley in the 1980s, Benson Lee loved the teen comedies of that spirited time, especially John Hughes classics like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles. The music, the style, the "youthful attitude" - those films were, he says, "such a great escape for me."
Some public figures wait before deciding to reveal they are gay. But to hold off until you're 82?
Joan Rivers lawsuit Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Monday against the clinic where her mother underwent a throat procedure that went horribly wrong and led to her death on Sept. 4. Melissa, 47, a University of Pennsylv
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Birdman" wins best film cast at Screen Actors Guild Awards.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Sundance Film Festival isn't a typical launchpad for studio blockbusters, but Warner Bros. surprised theater-goers on Tuesday night by unveiling the Wachowski siblings' "Jupiter Ascending" at a "surprise screening."