In the grand tradition of adaptation films reviled by Roger Ebert into musical productions (see also: Flashdance, The Wedding Singer, Xanadu) 1992′s musical extravaganza Newsies will be making its stage debut at the Paper Mill Theater in New Jersey September 25th.
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The Fighter is the gravel-kicking true story of boxer Micky Ward; his wasted, battered, has-been older brother, Dickie Eklund, who threw away his career in the ring on booze, drugs and whores; and the scabby, loudmouthed trailer-trash family of creeps who drove them both to success and destruction, in equal doses. It’s a boxing comeback Read More
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Michael Mann’s Public Enemies is suffocated by historical accuracies, coming as it does from such a notoriously detail-oriented director. Not so! Mr. Mann’s script, co-written by Southland’s Ann Biderman and Ronan Bennett, is chock-a-block with dramatic license. For example: F.B.I. agent Melvin Purvis (a decidedly underused Christian Bale) Read More
What, is there a better way to celebrate our nation’s independence over this July 4th weekend than by spending some time inside a movie theater? Three films hope to win your hard-earned money, but, if none of them get your juices flowing, you can always see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen again. As Read More
Running time 143 minutes
Written by Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann and Ann Biderman
Directed by Michael Mann
Starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Stephen Graham, Giovanni Ribisi, Billy Crudup
America’s enduring obsession with the folk-hero outlaws and gangsters of the 1930s is about to get ratcheted up a few notches. Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
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Maybe having the geeks inherit the earth wasn’t such a good idea after all. Never before have we seen such a fringe demographic wield so much influence on filmmakers, despite not really possessing that much tangible power at all. This year, from Zack Snyder’s Watchmen to J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek, director after Read More
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to spend the weekend than by watching some movies?! Four such diversions hit theaters today, and, as usual, there is something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
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Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, founders of the Halcyon film company, had never produced a major motion picture when they quietly acquired the Terminator franchise two years ago, while the big studios weren’t looking.
“Through the grapevine we heard that the owners of Terminator were in an egregious split, but it wasn’t on Read More