January 10, 1997 |
No matter that you're weeping buckets (and you will). Tears cannot tarnish the sterling performances in Marvin's Room, a sandwich-generation stressfest relieved by truly magical acting. Lee and Bessie are sisters. That they are played by Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton tells you something about a gene pool that can produce a hard-bitten beautician who shrugs off new burdens and the cuddly caregiver whose arms are always open. The two, who have avoided contact for 20 years, have been busy doing the responsibility juggle.
July 17, 2010
Inception Christopher Nolan's puzzle film focuses on dream invaders (Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page) who plant ideas in the unconscious. Overcomplicated, but fascinatingly structured. PG-13 I Am Love Operatic Italian family drama set in Milan and San Remo, starring the matchless Tilda Swinton as a matriarch whose life is transformed by a chance encounter with a friend of her grown son. R Toy Story 3 Andy's off to college - but will his toys go to the attic or the trash?
September 17, 2010
GIMME FIVE "Toy Story 3" recently passed the $1 billion mark, making it the top-grossing animated movie ever, and one of the top five movie releases of all time. Here's the list: 1. "Avatar" (2009) James Cameron's sci-fi epidemic capitalized on its breakthrough cinematic technology. $2.7 billion. 2. "Titanic" (1997) Romance and appealing actors - Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - fueled this James Cameron-directed movie ship. $1.8 billion. 3. "Lord of the Rings, Return of the King" (2003)
August 24, 2007 |
The 11th Hour . 1/2 Directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Distributed by Warner Independent Pictures. 1 hour, 31 mins. PG (some violence). Playing at Ritz East. Why Al Gore is a great movie star, Exhibit A: The 11th Hour. Even with no less celestial a presence than Leonardo DiCaprio producing and occasionally showing up on screen, this compendium of talking heads and (mostly) stock footage, sometimes oddly juxtaposed, feels like a lecture compared to An Inconvenient Truth, which was a filmed lecture.
July 14, 2010 |
Let's begin with a couple of citations: "All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. " - Edgar Allan Poe "What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?" - Woody Allen Inception , Christopher Nolan's epically silly, overwrought noir, is all about dreams, and about an international dream thief - Dom Cobb, played with his customary white-knuckle intensity by Leonardo DiCaprio - who enters other people's subconsciousness and comes out with valuable secrets.
September 18, 2014 |
Leonardo DiCaprio to run U.N. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But the United Nations has, indeed, bestowed an honor on the Inception star. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday named DiCap a Messenger of Peace. He joins 11 other boldfacers including Stevie Wonder , Michael Douglas , George Clooney , and Jane Goodall . "I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history," said DiCap, who next week is hosting an informal climate change conference at the U.N. Streisand & Elvis Barbra Streisand 's new LP, Partners , due Wednesday, features duets with a host of male singers, including John Legend , Stevie Wonder , Billy Joel , Michael Bublé , and Blake Shelton . She even does a virtual duet with Elvis . "To sing with [him]
December 17, 2013 |
AMID THE Martin Scorsese -directed '90s debauchery of "The Wolf of Wall Street" lies . . . the Temple University Diamond Band. In their underwear. It turns out, Temple's finest have a scene in "Wolf," starring Leonardo DiCaprio , Matthew McConaughey and Cherry Hill's own Cristin Milioti (whom you may know as The Mother on "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS). The film features DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort , chronicling his rise from high-flying stockbroker to his eventual fall from grace after defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.
January 10, 1997 |
There's a car driving on a sandy beach. Two people are in the car. They are bonding. Is it "The Evening Star"? Is it "Some Mother's Son"? Is it "Marvin's Room"? Yes to all three, although this instant cliche weighs most heavily on "Marvin's Room," the third movie out of the holiday gate, and therefore the most vulnerable to an intrusive sense of deja vu. The movie stars Diane Keaton as a spinster living in a modest Florida bungalow, caring for her bedridden father (Hume Cronyn)