Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Movies

By Justin Kroll LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Following her dominating win Saturday night in Brazil, where she knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds...
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore is ready for more Ethan Hunt, strongly endorsing...
(Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is bringing the ordeal of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months...
At the beginning of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (well, after he jumps out of a cargo jet hijacked by a band of Chechen separatists)...
Also Opening This Week Cop Car Kevin Bacon stars as a small-town police sheriff who sets about finding the two kids who took his car...
By Dave McNary LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation" dominated the U.S. box office this...
Slingshot PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The festival-winning documentary about engineer and inventor Dean Kamen (the Segway, the iBOT Wheelchair, AutoSyringe) and his decades-long mission to design and distribute a water-purificat
Steve Earle & the Dukes. The roots-rock troubadour brings his vast catalog and Terraplane, a new album of Lightnin' Hopkins-inspired Texas blues, to town. 8 p.m. Tuesday at World Cafe Live.
Kevin Bacon is currently doing the media rounds to promote his latest film, Cop Car, but there’s one past movie that the Philly native would like to revisit: 1990's Tremors.
Amy Powerful documentary portrait of Amy Winehouse, the British singer who died in 2011 at 27, a victim of drink, drugs, and fame. Soul-stirring, heartbreaking, the film uses a trove of archival footage, much of it recorded on smartphones by friends, lovers, bandmates, roadies, record execs, and fans, to trace the life and blazing career of the singer and songwriter with the trademark beehive and the fearsome talent. R
Tom Cruise battles rogue superspies in his latest ‘Mission: Impossible,’ featuring Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Ferguson
Sunday Casino classic Conductor Jed Gaylin leads the Bay-Atlantic Symphony in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, with soloist Terrence Wilson, plus Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor at 5 p.m. at the Borgata's Music Box Theater, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard, Atlantic City. Tickets are $25. Call 866-900-4849.
According to A Lego Brickumentary, Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge's actively appreciative documentary about the interlocking plastic bricks from Denmark, more than enough Legos have found their way into children's playrooms and grown-ups' work stations that there are now "over one hundred Lego pieces for every person on the planet."
In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo and his research team split 24 male Stanford students into groups: guards and prisoners.
The Look of Silence follows up on the disturbing documentary The Art of Killing — the latter Oscar-nominated, but viewed by some as morally queasy.
Though Woody Allen has had plenty of late-career stumbles, there are still times when he astonishes you with a movie such as Blue Jasmine.
Damon Gameau's new documentary That Sugar Film establishes two important, if obvious, facts:
When the BlackStar Film Festival, highlighting cinema culled from the African diaspora, hits venues around University City starting Thursday, it will bring its usual retinue of serious narrative and documentary fare.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man.
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.
Antoine Fuqua, who recently spoke to the Daily News about his movie “Southpaw,” said he’s getting closer to finishing his documentary about embattled hip hop mogul Suge Knight, who is currently on trial for murder.
The BlackStar Film Festival runs from Thursday to Sunday, featuring some of the best films from black directors, writers, and documentarians encompassing the African diaspora. Films such as BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez and dream hampton's Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story aren't the only must-sees at the fest. We chose five more. All tickets are $12; $8 for students or seniors:
With July 31's opening of another Mission Impossible film – this fifth one a Rogue Nation filled with high-flying, deep-diving, white-knuckle action work - its uber-star and producer Tom Cruise has finally taken to the talk-show circuit.
Sonia Sanchez wonders how she became "this woman with razor blades between her teeth."
By Maane Khatchatourian LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - If you were worried that Ben Affleck was too old to play Batman, you're not alone. Affleck himself...
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.