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VarietyGrounded in the belief that there are few things sadder than seeing a child say "I can't," heavy-handed inspirational drama "Won't Back Down" centers on a group of parents who organize to take control of their kids' failing elementary school. Grossly...
** (out of four) “Inspired by actual events,” reads the opening of “Won't Back Down,” which feels inspired but not by actual events. Armed only with rah-rah determination, this drama presents the troubled school system merely as a...
Liz Smith"LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY!" This is the ultimate comment about the tiresome tedium of actually making movies. Despite all the romance, glamour and effort of writing, directing, makeup, costumes and technique, plus acting, the road to stardom sometimes...
Variety"Eat Pray Love" star Richard Jenkins is in talks for a key role alongside Channing Tatum in Sony's action drama "White House Down." Roland Emmerich is directing from a script by James Vanderbilt, who sold his spec to Sony for $3 million back in March,...
VarietyAuds flocked to the PBS documentary on Johnny Carson in May, with final Nielsen tallies making it the most popular "American Masters" production to date. "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night" averaged 6.3 million viewers including repeat broadcasts and...
The Baltimore SunIn the course of a going-out-of-business sale that has been dragging on at the Charles Village Video Americain for months, owner Barry Solan estimates he’s sold about two-thirds of his roughly 30,000-title inventory. Each sale, he and his wife,...
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Talk about a memorable movie pitch. “This is the vibrator movie you can bring your mom to,” says “Hysteria” director Tanya Wexler, who grew up in Lincoln Park. “You want to see something about the vibrator that you can&...
Peace, Love & Misunderstandings ** ½ El director australiano Bruce Beresford se mete en problemas cuando intenta rendir homenaje al Festival de Woodstock, evento de capital importancia dentro de la cultura norteamericana. Esta fiesta de tres días repleta...
However it's handled, the story of the invention of the electric vibrator cries out for more stimulating treatment than "Hysteria," a film left wanting for a tone and a surer sense of period. The stylistically uncertain romantic comedy stars Maggie...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelOscar-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones, Larry Hagman and Gladys Knight will visit “The View” next week. Here's the guest lineup on the ABC chatfest, which airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on WFTV-Channel 9. Monday: Guest co-host Gretchen Carlson of Fox...
Liz Smith"WHEN A match has equal partners, then I fear not," wrote Aeschylus. REMEMBER YOU read it here first, or maybe you already knew it because there is plenty of buzz! My very good friend, the bandleader Peter Duchin, and the woman of his dreams, Virginia...
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