Film

Syracuse Spring Fest ‘In Short’

Sunday’s short films took place at 1 p.m., and they were a definitive highlight.

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You may grow old waiting for action in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Smart premise, fine acting can’t lift fantasy over the top

Writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz dug deep to come up with a plausible explanation for that smooth skin through the decades for their main character in The Age of Adaline. And as the narrator explained all of the science that struck to the heart of the matter early in the 20th century as an accepted formula that would not be discovered until two decades from now, I nodded my head in admiration during the Friday matinee amid a few dozen fellow belief-suspenders.



Hizzoner Highlights Spring Film Fest

Some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015

Two features about the late Syracuse Mayor Lee Alexander, one a clips-filled documentary, the other a hallucinogenic reimagined biopic, will be some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015.



Silly Slapstick Can’t Save Awful ‘Mall Cop 2′

It’s too bad that it’s all so lame.

The burly guy still loves a Segway and security guard work.



Salt City Scares

Salt City Horror Fest starts at noon on Saturday, April 18

Many teens and 20-somethings now watch horror movies with a laptop and earbuds, thus missing out on the visceral rush of seeing such terror thrillers on the big screen, complete with larger-than-life imagery, the loud screams of the easily frightened in the audience, and the barely audible clicking of the projector in the booth.



Real Versus Make-believe: A Conversation with Martin Casella

Casella’s role in Poltergeist was a dream come true.

April 18, 2015 marks the 10-year Anniversary of Salt City Horror Fest at the Palace Theatre (2384 James St.). Eight feature films will be shown in the 35mm format, and a special Rochester-based bonus will be screened at 10 p.m.. Enjoy all of the films for $20 (in advance) or $25 (at the door) from noon to the wee hours of the morning. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will be food trucks available outside and in the parking lot. Comedian Alex Bidwell will take the stage at 7:15 p.m. 



Pacino proves life’s more than a corny song in ‘Danny Collins’

Al can’t sing, but great cast doesn’t miss a beat

Writer and director Dan Fogelman starts Danny Collins off with a flashback to 1971, with the shy young singer-songwriter sitting for an interview with a mouthy magazine writer with his first to-be-a-hit record playing in the background. When the scribe predicts stardom, riches and fame, a face much like a young Al Pacino's looks thunderstruck with fear.



Poltergeist’s Oliver Robins to Visit Salt City Horror Fest

Oliver Robins will be appearing in-person at the Salt City Horror Fest

April 18, 2015 marks the 10-year Anniversary of Salt City Horror Fest at the Palace Theatre (2384 James St.). Eight feature films will be shown in the 35mm format, and a special Rochester-based bonus will be screened at 10 p.m.. Enjoy all of the films for $20 (in advance) or $25 (at the door) from noon to the wee hours of the morning. Doors will open at 11 a.m.. There will be food trucks available outside and in the parking lot. Comedian Alex Bidwell will take the stage at 7:15 p.m.. 



Furious 7 ties up the action with thrilling tribute

The gang shows its love for Paul Walker, family forever

That extra time director James Wan and the makers of Furious 7 took was worth it. And not just because the story, written by Chris Morgan and Gary Scott Thompson, took the cars and the people who've piloted them through this successful franchise to the most adrenaline-pumping places a movie-goer could cheer.



‘Get Hard’ offends, in a smart and funny way

(Review) Ferrell and Hart forge a chemistry

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