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Apocalyptic Comedy Gets Wild and Loose in Alternate Hollywood

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
If the apocalypse is nigh, then it would seem that there’s no better place to be than James Franco’s house, where everybody parties like it’s 1999 (and I wish they had actually dropped that track into the mix). By everybody, I mean Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and, of course, Franco playing alternate versions of themselves.  

10 Hot and Cool Summer Movies

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
 Summer at the movies can play out like a coin toss. Heads means a furnace-blast of heat from the blockbusters that dominate the multiplexes. With tails, you get the sensual embrace of the cool, hidden treasures stashed away in the art houses. Here’s a sample of the potential blockbuster and indie winners.    
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Not Just the Stories, But How and Why We Tell Them

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, June 6, 2013
 There is a story embedded in this review. Maybe, in fact, this isn’t a film review at all, just a story, several stories, like little assignations – drawing a reference there to a Joyce Carol Oates collection of short stories that triggered in me a desire, for the first time in my adult life right after college, to pick up the proverbial pen and write. The Assignation assembled piec...  


0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Screenwriter Bob Mahaffey pairs up with director Jonathon Kimble to tell the dramatic and magical tale of an underdog high school baseball team in 2005 that struggled during the regular season (wi  

The Internship

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
With two Night at the Museum movies and a Date Night under his belt, Shawn Levy corrals the Wedding Crashers — Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson — for a generational workplace comedy about a couple  

Love Is All You Need

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Danish director Susanne Bier seems to be incrementally easing off the dramatic gas with each new release. She began attracting attention in the United States with a strong string of recent films (  

The Purge

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In the not-so distant future, domestic society has apparently achieved peaceful co-existence by setting up one 12-hour period every year when all crime is legalized. Writer-director James DeMonaco  

Stories We Tell

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
As a filmmaker, Sarah Polley has proven to be a prescient storyteller. Known for her performances in films like Go and No Such Thing and more recently for directing (Away from Her and Take This Waltz)  

What Maisie Knew

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Based on the Henry James novel about a young girl forced to deal with the divorce and remarriages of her parents, the film, written by Nancy Doyne (Tales from the Darkside and Tales from the Crypt  

Jim Swill Brings Revolutionary Angst to the CAC

2 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Contemporary Arts Center, through its 2013 Summer Performance Series in “The Living Room” of The Living Room exhibition, kicks off the season with a fascinating performance, Screenage Wasteland, from Jim Swill, an artist known for his spoken word riffs, short films and collage work.