A sad farewell for Robin Williams
For this reviewer, the fact that Robin Williams was making his last on-screen performance as Teddy Roosevelt was the deciding factor that pulled me into the theater for the Saturday afternoon matinee of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. (Yeah, our great comic visionary who took his own life last August is listed as Dennis, the title character teacher with magical powers, but when that comes out next May, it's just his voice.) Otherwise, I'd have been a couple theaters over, seeing if I wanted to sing here today and tomorrow, tomorrow, about the remake of Annie.
Everybody watches incredible plot twists and then SONY pulls ‘The Interview’ from theaters
Someday this plot might make a good movie.
(Review) Holy Moses, Ridley Scott can’t match Cecil B. De Mille
Sitting through Exodus: Gods and Kings was sort of like walking past those Syracuse street corners manned by the shouting Bible-clutchers who are most certain that their message of God's wrath and retribution for my wretched behavior must be shouted into my ear at the most pumped volume they can muster.
One little girl moves her emotions into Headquarters
The next Pixar movie will all come from inside the mind of one little girl.
‘Isn’t It Delicious’ screens on Friday, Dec. 12 at Eastwood’s Palace Theatre
A plume of cigarette smoke wafts provocatively through the air during the opening seconds of Isn’t It Delicious, perhaps signaling that a film noir work is about to commence. Yet that puff comes from just one of the many cigarettes chain-smoked by Joan Weldon (Kathleen Chalfant), who likes her coffin nails with the filter tips defiantly ripped off.
Skycron’s ‘The Undersigned’ looks to give back
Syracuse, Ottawa, MacGyver and Alias intersect with the Vera House in The Undersigned. The pilot episode, currently being filmed in Syracuse and Ottawa, also has a Kickstarter campaign seeking $10,000 to film the next two episodes.
(Review) No, they didn’t! Yes, they did …
There are bad bosses, no doubt.
Clint Eastwood double feature at the Palace
On Friday, December 5: Eastwood. Gets. Dirty.
Movie maniac Bill DeLapp runs down the yuletide’s list of upcoming releases
Everything usually gets bunched up as the movie year comes to a close, and 2014 is no different. Family-friendly flicks, which have been in short supply for much of the year, are coming out in full force to greet kids getting out of school. And there is plenty of Oscar bait in the pipeline, as studios wait until the final weeks to push out features that could have award-winning potential.
(Review) If I’m kind of confused, what about the kids?
Children and parents have been making the Madagascar franchise one of the most popular go-together events through four movies now, since DreamWorks delivered to the world the animated antics of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo in 2005.