July 5, 2012 |
Movies Opening Friday Savages Adapted from Don Winslow's killer novel about big-time California marijuana dealers running afoul of Mexican drug cartels and DEA agents, from the always subtle Oliver Stone. With Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, and Blake Lively as the Laguna Beach threesome at the heart of the tale. Kind of like Truffaut's Jules and Jim, only with more weed, and crazed drug lords. To Rome With Love Writer-director Woody Allen's latest is set in Italy, where an array of locals and tourists embark on romance and adventure.
July 29, 2012
Movies The Babymakers A man who fears he is sterile hires his friends to steal a sperm bank deposit he left years ago. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days See Steven Rea's preview on H2 . Farewell, My Queen See Steven Rea's preview on H2 . Oslo, August 31st A Norwegian man struggling to overcome drug addiction is faced with a series of temptations during a day in Oslo. Norwegian with subtitles. Ruby Sparks A novelist (Paul Dano) with writer's block finds inspiration from a female character he creates.
November 23, 2012
Movies Reviewed by critics Steven Rea (S.R.), Carrie Rickey (C.R.), and Dan DeLuca (D.D). W.S. denotes a wire service review. Searching for Sugar Man A surprising, inspiring documentary about Rodriguez, a forgotten singer/songwriter who recorded a pair of great and greatly overlooked albums in the early 1970s, and who - unbeknownst to him - became a star in South Africa. A beautiful, revelatory film. 1 hr. 25 PG-13 (profanity, adult themes) - S.R. The Sessions A beautiful, funny, life-affirming film about the quadriplegic poet and journalist Mark O'Brien, who, at 38, sought a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.