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Re: “Steamy adult drama Keyed throws Music City a key party

Great story! Can't wait to see it this weekend!

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by camels14 on 08/21/2014 at 7:36 AM

Re: “In outrageous doc The Dog, the real-life robber behind Dog Day Afternoon out-Pacinos Pacino

A linear scenario devoid of spectacular twists situation, but exceptionally well written and without the elements that make a film a commercial (the film won, moreover, the Oscar for best original screenplay). Al Pacino plays not only the main character, but really the only character: lead single movie from beginning to end, and all the other characters seem to exist only to put the movie is worth it just credible and represents a "radiography "highly plausible of a robbery. Not intended to be comedy, but it has a few moments where you can not stop laughing - "I had a plan! I had a plan "or" Attica! Attica, "the latter highlighting the way Sonny and establishes a relationship with the crowd gathered in front booby bank. From villain, bisexual offender until we finally Sonny becomes sympathetic - especially because this interpretation Pacino, who shone in every part of the "bad boy" has played. In conclusion - excellent film both in terms of the script, and (especially) the interpretation of Pacino, who is a real lesson in acting. Chapeau bas, Master!

Posted by Elena Chera on 08/19/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Stupid humans, trying to upstage the killer-twister star of fitfully exciting Into the Storm

Uneori, mama natură se dezlănţuie până la extreme, iar noul film Into The Storm, al celor de la New Line Cinema și Village Roadshow Pictures, încearcă să ne introducă în scena unei furtuni ipotetice, ce ar putea rade cel puţin o metropolă americană întreagă de pe suprafaţa pământului. Filmul face referire la un grup de vânători de furtuni extreme, ce caută "furtuna secolului", atunci când aceasta lovește un oraș mic. Și judecând după noul trailer extins, furtuna pare într-adevăr să distrugă absolut tot ce-i stă în cale.

Posted by Elena Chera on 08/13/2014 at 11:11 PM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

When I met and talked to Brown associate Fred Wesley in South Carolina in 1998, he still called James Brown "Mr. Brown," as if Mr. Dynamite were going to suddenly emerge from behind the counter of that po-boy place and chastise Wesley like a little child.

Posted by edd on 08/11/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “After a dozen courses of The Hundred-Foot Journey's innocuous food porn, reach for Tums

Helen Mirren, the Oscar winner plays the role of a famous French chef who enters a culinary competition with neighbors, a family of Indians, in the new film The Hundred-Foot Journey.
Young Hassan's gastronomic equivalent of a performer with absolute musical ear. Emigrated with his family in the picturesque village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France, Hassan opens Maison Mumbai, a tiny restaurant in which her ​​charms customers with phenomenal balance of flavors in its dishes. Sounds like a career for life for Hassan, but the same opinion Madame Mallory, stung patron of the restaurant Le Saule Pleureur present in the Michelin guide. Competition pissed located a few tens of meters, Madame Mallory is ready for anything to get him out of the landscape Gourmet local.mul Hassan is produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Lasse Hallstrom with Manish Dayal.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Elena Chera on 08/08/2014 at 2:57 AM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

I just saw the film, and while it's easy to pick apart occasional Hollywood excesses, and bemoan all the important things that had to be either left out or over-simplified, I think it was much better than the average music bio-pic and much better than this review suggests. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loved Brown's music. I also think Chadwick Boseman did an amazing job.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by rottentomatofest on 08/05/2014 at 6:50 PM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

I'm waiting for the Jackie Wilson biopic, myself.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

Posted by Stacy Harris on 08/04/2014 at 8:08 PM
Posted by Pete Wilson on 08/04/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

Get on Up, a film that tells the story of legendary singer Black, James Brown. Biographical film was directed by Tate Taylor and also the leader of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger. Chadwick Boseman will play the legendary James Brown, in the film directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"). Remained in history as "The Godfather of Soul" features the Chadwick Boseman, starring alongside Nelsan Ellis, Tika Sumpter, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd, best movies

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Elena Chera on 08/04/2014 at 5:38 AM

Re: “The stars align for James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, a summery antidote to superhero bombast

A new team of Marvel superheroes will make its entry into theaters, composed of characters as different as it is interesting. Newcomers are the Guardians of the Galaxy, some lesser known Marvel universe, so studios have considered it appropriate to launch a major character in the film guide, which will help to avoid confusion between, for example, Dey and Korath Rhomann, but also finding some useful biographical orientation in the complex world of fighters Galaxy. Guardians of the Galaxy tackles a bold new way of looking at superheroes and one of the riskiest and various Marvel projects, an epic space adventure that combines sci-fi adventure, action, and - after cool movies

Posted by Elena Chera on 08/01/2014 at 2:21 AM

Re: “OK James Brown biopic Get On Up fumbles one of pop music's most compelling stories

Can't wait (for the documentary instead).

The upcoming Hank Williams biopic probably should be a similar treatment of (re)viewing complicated, once-in-a-lifetime contemporary 20th century musical genius on the widescreen.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Conslor on 07/31/2014 at 5:34 AM

Re: “Within the picture-book perfection of Ida, a Holocaust orphan finds the bitter truth of her lineage

Historian Jan Gross has written about anti-Semitism after Auschwitz. In addition, Anna way back to the monastery, is related to its double orphan condition. He lost his family, now lost twice. In a world of utter uprooting, Anna chose to flee the world. He turns to Jesus, to withdraw to mourn forever, those "killed at dawn" (Zbigniew Herbert). Wash the statue of Christ forever, hoping to find the Son of Man as humanity could descend into the horror of the Holocaust. Labor and labor of mourning memory, "Ida" is, above all, a harrowing confession about the lives of the injured (to resume Adorno's words) of what was once Central Europe.

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/28/2014 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Rediscovered singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez embraces newfound fame through the doc Searching for Sugar Man

Well that's what the program was explaining, how 'they' tried to change his name to make it sound other-then-Mexican.

Posted by Daisy on 07/25/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “In a battle of train vs. Transformer, Bong Joon-ho's allegorical sci-fi actioner Snowpiercer wins any competition that matters

A new concept of a future black fiction often approached like a little eccentric film that combines humor with grim and allows actors to express a variety of characters able to survive any company submitted Joon-ho Bong looks pretty decadent divided into social classes, living the same state of claustrophobia undergoing common destiny, lack of freedom train fascinating truth is that a bold idea makes thriller transmit various moods imposed by running the action, give reason uncomfortable questions like: how he managed to run for 17 years in both harsh weather and whether humanity is worth saving? Under the guise of fantasy, desire emerges clearly express the injustices of our society.

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/20/2014 at 8:11 AM

Re: “A satisfied man gets his due in Steve James' stirring Roger Ebert doc Life Itself

I don't know how I'm going to review this one myself, Criz. Roger was so kind to me when I didn't deserve it, and so gracious ... hell, what you said ....

And I love Kael too. And you dude...

Posted by Philip Martin on 07/10/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “A thrilling summer blockbuster driven by ideas and characters, even if they're not human

The film, directed by Matt Reeves (Let Me In, Cloverfield), is starring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Judy Greer Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was recently launched and the sequel now has a new poster, which you can see on Caesar, the new leader of the planet, with his successor. In Dawn of the Planet of the Apes newly formed nation of genetically modified monkey is threatened by a group of human survivors of the devastating spread of the virus a decade ago. Reached a fragile truce, but it turns out to be short-lived, because both sides are ready to stir up the final war that will decide who deserves the title of dominant species on Earth, best movie

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/10/2014 at 11:10 AM

Re: “A satisfied man gets his due in Steve James' stirring Roger Ebert doc Life Itself

Wow, I may have to see this! Any mentioning of his involvement in the Russ Meyer movies? There's gotta be some juicy stories there, eh?

Posted by Mark P. on 07/10/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “On the surprisingly strong Tammy, and its emerging feminist hero Melissa McCarthy

Warner Bros has released a comedy director Ben Falcone, who is entitled Tammy. The main role is owned by actress Melissa McCarthy (The Heat), a woman takes her diabetic grandmother a great day trip, after being fired from a fast food restaurant and discovers that her husband has an adventure. Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon in the comedy Tammy If you like humor that is shown in this video is a good chance you want to revisit, Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) has a bad daylight possible. She ran out of the car that was raised was dismissed from work and instead find comfort at home, finds her husband with the neighbor in her own home. The bad news is that it's broke. He quickly packed things and starts to her parents' house. She wants to use her mother's car, but instead to travel alone, her grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon) wants her trip. The film also stars Allison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates, best movie

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Elena Chera on 07/06/2014 at 2:10 AM

Re: “The Karate Kid, only with Susan Sarandon ... and ping-pong? Sold!

Ping Pong Summer A family vacation in the summer of 1985 changed everything for a teenager obsessed with tennis, a comedy with many funny scenes, a great cast: Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, Amy Sedaris, John Hannah, Judah Friedlander, Quinn McColgan, Robert Longstreet, Emmi Shockley, best movie for the whole family

Posted by Elena Chera on 07/04/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “A fourth Transformers jackhammering at Michael Bay's hands is four too many

Bay's success is easy to understand. There will always be people -- apparently a lot of people -- who want to put their brains on hold and watch stuff blowing up really big and loud. Bay now actually has disciples and imitators. Hello, Zack Snyder!

As for product placement, it's not new. I recently rewatched THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985) and couldn't help but notice the prominent placement of Coca-Cola cans in one scene. And I mean in every shot of the scene. Apparently, this school only served one brand of soft drink.

Posted by Mark on 07/03/2014 at 5:37 PM

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