| Jan 19, 2012
| 11:08 PM
Director Steven Soderbergh did the highly overrated Contagion last year. And now with this release, he’s telling people he’s retiring from movies soon. I sure hope so, because these last two movies have really disappointed me.
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Nearly half of Steven Soderbergh's films could be characterized as thrillers or crime films. Within the Soderbergh spectrum, the new “Haywire” falls a lot closer to “The Limey” in terms of tone and focus than to the “Ocean's&...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Beauty and the Beast 3D" (G). Re-release of this Disney story in 3D. An prince (Robby Benson) must remain a hideous Beast until he learns to love someone, in particular village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara). TownMall Cinemas (12:30, 3:30, 6:30,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Also the film's writer, Zoe Kazan ("It's Complicated") cleverly designs fitting characters for herself and her real-life beau Paul Dano to play in this engaging comedy-fantasy.
After also working with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris on...
| Jul 24, 2012
*** (out of four)
Plenty of fictional creations have sprung from imagination to reality in the minds of movie characters. Look at the computer-generated woman in “Weird Science.” Or, last month, the living teddy bear in “Ted.”...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:38 PM
A best-selling author at 19, Calvin Weir-Fields is a man whose body language apologizes with every shrug and baleful hesitation. Walking his dog in the hills of Los Feliz, Calif., near Hollywood, the novelist seems at odds with just about everything....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Antonio Banderas reteams with veteran writer-director Pedro Almodovar in a melodrama that's something of a thematic stretch for both. The actor plays a plastic surgeon long dedicated to developing a synthetic skin, the byproduct of his having been...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 7:06 AM
TOWER HEIST [2/21]
* * (C)
Directed by Brett Ratner
Starring Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe
Universal//Rated PG-13//Comedy//105 minutes
Available on: DVD and Blu-...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this 1958 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.
Fat City — Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star in this 1972...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:21 PM
This movie isn’t (500) Days of Summer, but I thought about it while watching this. That’s because that was a romantic comedy with a lot of dark elements. This is 500 Pages of Sparks. You see, a writer with writers block (is there any other...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:20 AM
I was excited to drive downtown to the W Hotel to interview the cast of Ruby Sparks. I had to redeem myself.
You see, I sat in a cabana by the pool and interviewed Marisa Tomei there. It was the only interview I’ve ever done that I consider a...