Film

Quite the finish for Gandolfini in The Drop

(Review) At Cousin Marvin’s bar, life sure ain’t Brooklyn hoidy-toidy

Brooklyn gets pretty good pub for resurgent chic in the media these days, and this native of the borough that the elders in my family called "the end of the pickle" before my father moved us out east to greener Long Island always takes note of that aura.



Godzilla Only Got 11 Minutes

And if you think that’s just wrong, there’s a video series that agrees with you

My one-theater-film a week blog routine did not take me to Godzilla this summer.



Favreau’s selfies show happy stars for The Jungle Book

Bill Murray, Christopher Walken and a 10-year-old kid will rule Disney’s live-action classic in 2015

Jon Favreau is cooking up something pretty cool post-Chef.



Brosnan is not quite Bond, but The November Man keeps the action

(Review) He’s Peter, not James, and he’s back with his former gig, the CIA

It's no shock to the system to see Pierce Brosnan doing all that spy game stuff as main action figure Peter Devereaux in The November Man.



Steve Carell to Star in a Looney Tunes Project

And Oprah returns to the big screen

Say the name. Steve Carell.



Midway Drive-In Makeover in Progress

Two more Midway benefits go on this weekend.

During the first week of July, Mark Sherman, owner of Letters, Signs and Specialties in Fulton, was supposed to bring back the newly restored neon-lit portion of the Midway Drive-In marquee to the theater. The July 8 tornado that wiped out the Minetto venue’s 40-by-80-foot wood screen delayed those plans, however, until ozoner owner John Nagelschmidt started piecing together a comeback strategy. Thanks to fundraisers from T-shirt sales and other contributions, construction of the drive-in’s new steel screen is on the horizon.



The Espresso Shot (#016)

Let the show continue.

It's technically a busy street, but East Seneca is quiet aside the murmuring tires rolling by and rumbling voices carried down from the Ironwood and other surrounding businesses. The birds chirping and pecking create more of a stir than anything else. The rustling of the trees: the effort by the wind coincides and buffers the settling down for the evening.



Daughters of Depp, Smith get a chance to save the world

And they’ll do it in the interestingly named Yoga Hosers

First off, they picked a title that makes you look twice.



They’re not real cops, but they’re really dumb

And in the end, Let’s Be Cops is really enjoyable

There is so much silly stuff bouncing around the screen during Let's Be Cops, most of it surrounding the smirking guy named Ryan.



Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Makes History

Oldies prove to be goodies, all the way to No. 1

Everybody knows that music can help drive what you think of a movie.