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Archives for March 2013

"GI Joe" sequel blasts past cavemen to win box office

By Lisa Richwine and Patricia Reaney Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:06pm EDT (Reuters) – Action movie “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” won the weekend box office battle in the United States and Canada, fighting off competition from cartoon cavemen, a Tyler Perry drama, and an alien-possessed heroine trying to save the human race. “G.I. Joe,” a sequel […]

Movies of many genres draw more students to Late Night Film Series

Tweet Jenny Baker, a psych/special education sophomore, lines up popcorn boxes at Late Night Film Series’s showing of The Bourne Identity at the Student Center in Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Photo by Adam Pennavaria | Staff By William Wright| @KyKernel news@kykernel.com The Late Night Film Series is filling Worsham Theater with three […]

Turner Classic Movies showing “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Ben-Hur,” “The …

Charlton Heston in “Ben-Hur” Happy Easter! Turner Classic Movies has an excellent lineup of classic Easter films planned for today: 6:30 a.m.: “Ben-Hur” (1959) While seeking revenge, a rebellious Israelite prince (Charlton Heston) crosses paths with Jesus Christ. (222 minutes) 10:14 a.m.: “Ben-Hur: Behind The Scenes With Glenn H. Randall Yakima Canutt” (1959) Behind the […]

Richard Griffiths, Uncle Vernon in ‘Harry Potter’ movies, dies

Richard Griffiths, a versatile character actor who won a Tony Award for his stage portrayal of a British teacher in “The History Boys” but gained his widest exposure as a mean-spirited uncle in the “Harry Potter” series of movies, died March 28 at a hospital in Coventry, England, after heart surgery. He was 65. His […]

"GI Joe" sequel blasts past cavemen to win box office

By Lisa Richwine and Patricia Reaney (Reuters) – Action movie “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” won the weekend box office battle in the United States and Canada, fighting off competition from cartoon cavemen, a Tyler Perry drama, and an alien-possessed heroine trying to save the human race. “G.I. Joe,” a sequel starring Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson and […]

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren’t conflicting per se, it’s easy to see how they can come into tension […]

Local guys bucking DVD-biz trend

It’s been a wild week for Rich Wolff, Richard Ross, and their colleagues at Breaking Glass Pictures. The phones and computers in the film distributor’s Old City offices have been buzzing with requests – from CNN, from the networks’ news divisions – to use clips from Edie Thea: A Very Long Engagement. That’s because the […]

‘Dream Thief’ Artist Greg Smallwood Illustrates Crime Movies And The Cast Of …

Mar 31st 2013 By: Lauren Davis Article source: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2013/03/31/greg-smallwood-art/

Director followed a winding road to ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Derek Cianfrance’s new drama “The Place Beyond the Pines” sprang to life from a wildly varied assortment of influences: “Napoleon,” “Psycho,” “Goodfellas,” “America’s Wildest Police Chases,” Jack London, an intersection in Schenectady, N.Y., and Ryan Gosling’s long-held dream of robbing a bank. In Seattle last month, Cianfrance (writer/director of “Blue Valentine,” with Gosling and Michelle […]

For Spring, the 10 Best Road Movies Ever

With spring gently settling on the East Coast, I feel once again I’ve emerged from a confining cocoon of my own making. I don’t like cold, I don’t like snow, I don’t like winter sports. For me, everything goes decidedly downhill (no pun intended) after New Year’s. But now, I’m renewed. I raise my face […]