Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Movies

Hollywood Presents Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction on Screen Brian Taves Kentucky Press, 360 pp., $40 Library of Congress film archivist Taves explores the long, fruitful history of Verne on screen, from the 1916 silent adaptation of Twenty Tho
COMING THIS WEEK By Steven Rea San Andreas Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is an L.A.F.D. helicopter pilot who plucks his ex-wife, Carla Gugino, off a seismically challenged skyscraper when the Big One rocks and rolls the West Coast. "This whole chunk of land will be decimated," scientist Paul Giamatti warns. Aftershocks ensue. PG-13
Two of B.B. King's daughters allege the legendary bluesman, who died May 14 in Las Vegas at 89, was intentionally poisoned.
On Monday night, screenwriter Arash Amel gave Twitter a look inside something Hollywood rarely likes to talk about: what it feels like to be part of a disaster.
Bradley Cooper’s upcoming Aloha is already facing blowback, with critics slamming the movie over its “whitewashed” version of Hawaii.
Lambert & Stamp. Essential viewing for fans of The Who, the wild, woolly British Invasion band fronted by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltry. But more than that, director James D. Cooper's remarkable portrait of the mismatched duo who guided The Who to stardom - Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp - opens the window on a pivotal time in 1960s (and early 1970s) pop culture. It's a revelation. R
Marty McFly. Dorothy Gale. Casey Newton.
Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly are twin idols of the American imagination. They defined between them the range and shape of desire in the 1950s.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - New Line's feature adaptation of Stephen King's "It" has lost its director.