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Including "Blair Witch," "The Magnificent Seven" and a young Barack Obama.
Read more Popcorn Previews at www.popcorndiary.com Michael is a computer nerd... and "There's nothing I can't find." So the
Fatima (2015) Cast includes: Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot (Eden), Kenza Noah Aïche Writer/Director: Philippe Faucon (Dans la
"What is this mess!" says the teacher returning to a noisy, chaotic classroom. The only quiet kid is Jake Jardine... working
The events of 9/11 gave the project new urgency... a need to turn chaos and pain into an experience anyone could share. It
He might not have totally understood that comment at the time, but he internalized a lifelong sense of being an outsider
After a lackluster fall box office, audiences have big expectations for the winter movie season, featuring Oscar contenders
Because of the public nature of the funding, the development becomes public, too. It can be do or die, and the film shows us some of the pitfalls. In addition to potential business loses, indie-developers need to develop really thick skin.
Most of Chagall-Malevich centers on the time Chagall was Commissariat of the Academy of Modern Art, 1917-18. While the story is set against historic events, it makes no claim of historic accuracy, which becomes obvious fairly quickly. There's a kitsch yet wonderful fantasy quality about the story.
Ilan's family isn't rich, but his kidnappers think they are... are they just after money, or is there another motive?
Dial a Prayer is the second feature film by writer/director, Maggie Kiley. It's an enjoyable hour and a half; even though Cora, the central character, seems to mope through life... always as dreary as the interminable Michigan winter.
As the film opens, we see the restless Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting for a portrait by Gustav Klimt. Who would have guessed that a family portrait would become the center of an Austrian identity crisis? Especially a portrait of a Jewish woman. In 1998, Maria Altmann's sister Louisa is laid to rest. A
n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.
She was the first woman to include risqué material in her act. She wasn't "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas"... she was the first. She promoted and taught classes for young women who wanted to become Red Hot Mamas, too. Everything she did was original... she was one of the first jazz singers... certainly the first of the white jazz singers.
At first we wonder if we're in the right movie. Magician Jamy Ian Swiss puts on his signature red shirt, suit and tie for a performance at the Magic Castle. "My occupation is deception," he says. "I make an honest living."
We first encounter Kumiko as she walks along the water's edge wearing her oversized red hoodie and carrying a piece of white cloth. Her footprints follow the line of the serf.
At the recruiting office, they give him a brochure for the Seals... and we soon see Chris in basic training. "We're looking for warriors, not quitters." Training is brutal but Chris makes it to sniper school, where his "hell of a gift" sets him apart.
Amy Adams as Margaret is excellent. Christoph Waltz's over-the-top portrayal of Walter -- who, by many accounts was truly over-the-top -- can be a bit distracting. At any rate, it's an interesting exploration of how the "little hobo kids" became a household must-have.