Monthly Archives: May 2011

Happy Birthday, Clint Eastwood.

The Man With No Name … … turns 81 years old today. And you know what? He can still totally kick your ass. Here’s one of my favorite Eastwood moments:

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Much Ado About Nothing (USA, 1993)

Name: Much Ado About Nothing Release Date: 1993 Writers: Kenneth Branagh (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play) Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Denzel Washington: Don Pedro Keanu Reeves: Don John Robert Sean Leonard: Claudio Emma Thompson: Beatrice Kenneth Branagh: Benedick Richard Briers: Leonato … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office and The Monday Must-Read.

As In Life … ,,, the adventures of a bunch of drunken louts provided the most compelling viewing.<br? "The Hangover Part II” leads this holiday weekend, while the rest of the season’s flicks continue to do steady trade. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Guardian: New X-Men Flick “In Need Of Mutation.”

Well, this can’t be good. Writing in The Guardian newspaper in London today, Ben Child throws the first brick at one of this summer’s most eagerly anticipated (by the Fanboys, at least) summer blockbusters: “X-Men, First Class.” In case you’ve … Continue reading

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New ‘Muppets’ Trailer Hits The Web.

If, Like Me … … you grew up watching “The Muppet Show” in syndication in the 1970s and still have fond memories of that first, immortal “Muppet Movie” flick, then this will do your heart good. An added bonus, the … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And One Worth Reading.

It May Be Getting … … uneven reviews, but moviegoers lined up to see the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” this weekend. The Johnny Depp-starrer led this weekend’s take. Here’s this weekend, by the numbers: Name: Weekend: Total: … Continue reading

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A Little More Batman News.

From Movieline: “If you felt a disturbance in the Force today, there‚Äôs good reason: According to Warner Bros., Christopher Nolan has officially begun filming The Dark Knight Rises, meaning you can expect more blurry pictures like this to leak out … Continue reading

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Michael Keaton’s Reflections On The First Batman Movie.

Here’s A Good Read … … from the LA Times’ “Hero Complex” blog. It’s an interview with actor Michael Keaton, who portrayed Batman/Bruce Wayne in director Tim Burton’s 1989 reboot of the venerable comic book hero. Full disclosure time: I’m … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office And One To Watch For.

A Norse God And A Bridal Farce … … topped the weekend’s take at the box office. Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor” stayed at the top spot, while the Kristen Wiig-starrer “Bridesmaids” came second this weekend. Here’s the haul: Name: Weekend: Total: … Continue reading

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Thor (USA, 2011)

Name: Thor Release Date: 2011 Writers: Ashley Miller, Zac Stentz and Don Payne (screenplay); J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich (story); and Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby (comic book). Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Chris Hemsworth: Thor Natalie Portman: Jane … Continue reading

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