Saturday, July 12, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Movies

Hollywood's summer at the box office isn't just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer's revenue. It's lacking swagger.
LOS ANGELES - Actor Dick Jones appeared in more than 100 films and television shows in his long career, but he is best known by far for a role in which he was not seen on screen.
Actor Robert Redford is set to portray veteran newsman Dan Rather in new movie Truth.
Venus In Fur Roman Polanski's wickedly smart, playful adaptation of David Ives' Tony-nominated play is a dizzying two-character piece about power, perversion, subjugation, seduction, the battle of the sexes, and the relationship between an actress and her director. Polanski's wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Mathieu Amalric, who bears a striking resemblance to Polanski, star. No MPAA rating
‘Black Hole,’ the Philadelphia-based illustrator’s gorgeously creepy graphic novel, is prominently featured in the new 20th Century Fox simian sci-fi sequel.
About a decade ago, Tina Fey released Mean Girls—a film that ultimately came to define the teenage experience for a generation, thanks mainly to the Upper Darby High School-influenced antics shown on screen. Now, Fey returns to Delco for the film’s tenth anniversary with a special screening and Q&A session.
It's summer, and in Philadelphia, as in many cities across the land, that means open-air movies, many of them free.
Repertory Films Ambler Theater 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler; 215-345-7855. www.amblertheater.com. Little Lebowski Nite. 7/16. 7 pm. Aviator Park Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-636-1666. Film Al Fresco. 7/11.
Maybe movies about apocalyptic possibilities - nuclear apocalypse, alien-invasion apocalypse, environmental apocalypse, selfie apocalypse* - somehow stave off the real thing. Like a reverse jinx: We watch the world in ruins, so the world keeps going.
 
'Rage': Another Nic Cage revenge opera