“Happy Father’s Day, bastards.” That’s how Joshua Tillman opened his set at the Granada Sunday evening. Rather than offending the eager audience that chose to spend Father’s Day at a concert, Tillman was greeted by cheers. Lawrence had chosen to celebrate the holiday with a special Father — Father John Misty.
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Three things make a good “Die Hard” movie: a villain that hates America, an excess of violence, and a refusal to roll over and die. Really, what else is there? A “Good Day to Die Hard” provides all of those things in plenty. Those pesky Russians reappear in the fifth movie of the series, ready to [...]
Very rarely is a movie better than its book counterpart, but the film version of “Beautiful Creatures” is that rare exception. And while many might be ready to write this film off as “just another Twilight,” give this film a chance. The exceptional cast and witty dialogue make this more than just another supernatural teen romance trying to capitalize off the success of those inexplicably popular Twilight novels.
In 2008 it had been 6 years since Kathryn Bigelow had directed a movie and longer since she directed anything memorable. The Hurt Locker cemented her as a director that not only made strong films, but extremely relevant ones. With Zero Dark Thirty she has made something that is familiar in it’s treatment of current [...]
I wanted to love “Les Misérables.” I really did. But for all its soaring musical numbers, the final product just falls flat. The movie promised a lot, but sadly didn’t deliver. It had so much going for it; an already well loved source material paired with a big name cast. I love musicals and with its setting in a tumultous period in French history, “Les Misérables” should have been action packed. Plus, it is already nominated for upcoming award shows, gaining Oscar buzz and most critics are already saying that Hathaway is going to easily walk away with the Oscar for best supporting actress. Yet, I found the acclaimed stage musical felt like more of a chore to watch on the big screen.
It’s hard to believe that it was 2005 when Judd Apatow burst on to the scene with “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” In these seven short years, he has gone from ‘that one guy who wrote “Freaks and Geeks” to a name that is ubiquitous in comedy. In fact, there is an entire sub-genre of Apatow-ian (pretty sure that’s a word) comedies that are usually a well-balanced mix of vulgar humor and real heart, but no one does it better than the originator.
The most unexpected thing about “The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” is that it isn’t a duplicate of “Lord of the Rings.” And sadly, that is really going to be polarizing for a lot of filmgoers.
Movies are always more charming when we can identify with the characters on-screen. While few of us may know what it is like to be a womanizing spy, many of us know what it is to struggle with mental instability and lost love. In Silver Linings Playbook, Pat Jr. (Bradley Cooper) is really trying to get his [...]
2012 has been the year of the ‘unfilmable’ books made ‘filmable.’ “Cloud Atlas,” “Anna Karenina” and even “The Hunger Games” are all challenging books for the cinema that have all made it to the big screen. Joining the list is Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi.” Much like the other books made into movies this year, there are some really spectacular and impressive elements to the film version of “Life of Pi,” but there’s also plenty to be desired.