STAFF BLOG REEL TALK Screen time: Review of 'Pain and Gain'
A couple things about Michael Bay's new movie "Pain and Gain."
PRO: Michael Bay FINALLY stops taking himself so seriously.
In one scene, crippled Tony Shalhoub (Monk from "Monk") tries to pick a bun... Posted on 5/8/13 at 5:15 PM
CUTE N' COMFY Too much time, so many movies
I had the day off work, so what did I do? Go to Hollywood of course! With three great flicks, a couple cuties and a day full of wardrobe changes, it was quite the adventure!
But seriously, I just d... Posted on 3/27/13 at 8:24 PM
REGGIE TALES The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Reviewed by OWHG
Editor's note: Out of Work Hockey Guy has had some spare time on his hands. That, coupled with his love of movies, moved him to write a guest blog for The Tales. I was pleasantly surprised when I rece... Posted on 2/27/13 at 10:41 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Silver Linings Playbook
I seem to have a habit of watching Oscar winning movies after they win all their awards. I have been hearing so many positive things about Silver Linings Playbook that I really hoped to see it before... Posted on 2/24/13 at 9:32 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game
Halloween is weeks away, and we all know what that means.
Yep. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (by the way, have you, or anyone you know, ever actually eaten a goose?), and the round of... Posted on 10/10/12 at 3:16 PM
When we think about films written by Shane Black -- "Lethal Weapon," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (which he also directed) -- several things come to mind: Christmas imagery, rapid-fire banter, over-the-top pyrotechnics. All of Black's best features get ample showing in "Iron Man 3," the big-budget superhero sequel he directed and co-wrote (with Drew Pearce, "No Heroics").
Two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant has shot a steamy sex scene featuring Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey in a bid to direct “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the film version of the erotic bestseller, individuals familiar with the project have said.
In revisiting the iconic 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” (and the L. Frank Baum novels that inspired it), there are any number of missteps that director Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man,” “Drag Me to Hell”) and screenwriters Mitchell Kapner (“The Whole Nine Yards”) and David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”) could have taken on that particular Yellow Brick Road.
Viewers of the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” will, according to some informed persons, lose the luxury of not knowing about hard but morally defensible things done on their behalf.
But other informed person say viewers will be misled because the movie intimates (actually it is ambiguous about this) a crucial role of “enhanced interrogation” in extracting information useful to tracking Osama bin Laden.
In her youth, Stuart was a blond beauty who starred in B pictures as well as some higher-profile ones such as "The Invisible Man," Busby Berkeley's "Gold Diggers of 1935" and two Shirley Temple movies, "Poor Little Rich Girl" and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." But by the mid-1940s she had retired.
"The Expendables," directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone with a crew of aging action stars, proved far and away the most popular movie in theaters as it sold a strong $35 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates.
Nathan Carpenter said he thought 8 a.m. was a little early for an audition, yet he was one of 18 people who were out early to answer a casting call by Nathan Anderson, owner and founder of NoDak Films.
"The Men Who Stare at Goats" — A fun tone is undermined by disjointed storytelling in George Clooney and producing partner Grant Heslov's romp based on Jon Ronson's amusing nonfiction book about the U.S. military's research into psychic warfare and espionage.
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