Thursday, July 30, 2015

Movies

By Justin Kroll LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Studio 8 has brought on Robert Eggers to write and direct a remake of the horror classic "Nosferatu." The...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New Line's reboot of the "Shaft" franchise is gaining traction with a pair of writers on board -- "Black-ish"...
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tommy Lee Jones has joined Matt Damon in the next installment of the "Bourne" franchise.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 30 years after his father took him on a road trip to the Walley World theme park in "National Lampoon's...
By Ramin Setoodeh LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Is it game over for Adam Sandler? His new comedy, "Pixels," opened over the weekend...
LONDON (Reuters) - Hollywood star Tom Cruise says he would be open to reprising his 1980s role as U.S. Navy pilot Maverick in a possible...
By Kara Warner LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the lead of teen film "Paper Towns" and with a slew of upcoming high-profile roles under her belt, British...
Late into the high-speed hugger-mugger of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, the fifth installment in the series featuring Tom Cruise as impossibly spry spy guy Ethan Hunt, Alec Baldwin finds himself extolling the virtues of the secret agent.
Jules and Jim PFS at the Roxy, at 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday; noon Saturday. Shot in dreamy, newsreel-inspired black-and- white (in CinemaScope, all the better to take in the world!), Francois Truffaut's 1961 triangular romance - with Jeanne M
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea Vacation (Opens Wednesday) Second-generation road-trip buffoonery, as little Rusty Griswold from the original National Lampoon's Vacation is now grown-up Russell Griswold (Ed Helms), on a summer getaway with his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons. Destination: Walley World. Supporting cast: Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann and a cameo appearance from Chevy Chase himself. R
Plan to compete for a spot on American Idol when the show holds auditions Sunday at the Liacouras Center in Phila.?
Sunday Old friends Best known for his role in the sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea has had a long and distinguished stage career. He stars with
Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo never swam in a pool of human excrement. That's one of the bigger differences between Vacation and its antecedent, the beloved National Lampoon's Vacation, featuring Chase as a dad who, during a particularly disastrous journey, becomes obsessed with taking his family to theme park Walley World.
Tangerine is a heartwarming tale of humanity punctuated by the clack of prostitutes' heels on sun-baked L.A. streets, by screaming matches in divey motels, and the admonishments of a doughnut-shop owner threatening to call the cops if everybody doesn't shut up.
By happy coincidence, Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers: Age of Ultron) actually was pregnant while shooting Unexpected - a gentle, thoughtful, if sometimes naive drama about a 30-year-old Chicago public-school teacher who goes through her first pregnancy with the help and love of a teenage student who also has become pregnant.
According to the remarkable documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, we have the Curtis Institute of Music to thank for jazz vocalist and songwriter Nina Simone's blazing career. Trained from early childhood as a classical pianist, the then Eunice Waymon of Tryon, N.C., was in New York with a one-year scholarship to Juilliard when, in 1951, she applied for admission to Philadelphia's storied tuition-free conservatory. She was rejected.
'Let the nerds take over."
Billy "The Great" Hope, the light-heavyweight champ played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the shamelessly melodramatic, shamefully entertaining Southpaw, is the kind of fighter famous for being able to withstand impossible pummeling, round after round after round.
Also in Tattle: Bill Cosby and ‘American Psycho’
"SOUTHPAW" is about a white boxer named Hope, played by Jake Gyllenhaal - you can call him a Great White Hope, or, with his ripped torso, the abdominal snowman.
"TANGERINE" is a heartwarming tale of humanity punctuated by the clack of prostitutes' heels on sun-baked L.A. streets, by screaming matches in divey motels and the admonishments of a doughnut-shop owner threatening to call the cops if everybody doesn't shut up.
Paper Towns, a road-trip teen romance and scavenger-hunt of a movie adapted from John Green's YA novel of the same name, invokes the restless spirits of Woody Guthrie and Walt Whitman.
Tangerine The clack of prostitutes' heels, screaming matches in divey motels, the admonishments of a donut shop owner threatening to call the police. . . . Sean Baker's iPhone 5-shot film dives into the world of transgender sex workers on the streets of L.A., following two friends - played by newcomers Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor - looking for their pimp. Outrageous, funny, raw, and, yes, maybe even kind of sweet, too. R
Studio Movie Grill mixes food and film in Upper Darby
Sean S. Baker’s film "Tangerine" made its world premiere to audiences in January at Sundance Film Festival. And now the buzzed about indie flick hits Philly.
By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Jurassic World" is now the third highest-grossing film in history, behind only "Titanic" and "Avatar." The...