Saturday, April 13, 2013
Here's a trailer and reviews of the movie starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman and playing this weekend in Dacula.
There are people around who remember when Jackie Robinson entered major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. My father was one of them. As someone for whom ability trumped race, Daddy talked about Robinson's skills as a first baseball, a hitter, and most of all, his incredible speed and wily base stealing. He also mentioned the vile, violent reaction many people had to a black man desegregating white baseball. Academy Award winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland directs "42," a baseball biopic about Jackie Robinson during his first season with the Dodgers. The subtitle is "The Story of an American Legend," and it rings true, because Robinson was. He was recruited by Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and told not…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Critics say the movie is "wildly inconsistent" and "only slightly more cutting edge than a movie mocking mimes or carnies."
Saturday, March 16
You would think a movie starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Alan Arkin would have some serious laughs and some magic to it, but, according to Charlie McCollum of the San Jose Mercury News you would be wrong on both counts. "It is not a dreadful film," McCollum writes. "There are just enough laughs and clever moments to keep it north of the Adam Sandler line of comic ineptitude. But it is so wildly inconsistent that it always seems on the verge of completely falling apart and losing what little attachment it has to reality." Here's what other critics had to say: "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. Ready to see "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Critics say movie has moments of magic, but too often caves to blockbuster conventions.
Director Sam Raimi's new movie fills in the back story of Oscar "Oz" Diggs, an unctous charlatan in a traveling side show. He flees from an unsympathetic crowd in a hot air balloon, gets caught up in a tornado--what a cool idea!--and lands in the magical land of Oz. There, he meets three witch sisters, Evanora (Rachel Weisz), Glinda (Michelle Williams) and Theodora (Mila Kunis). And a cute, flying monkey and a China doll, who may be the movie's best characters. The witches try to convince Oscar that he is the foretold Wizard who will restore order to Oz and put a very wicked witch in her place. Here's what the critics are saying: "Oz, the Great and Powerful" is rated PG and runs 130 minutes. Ready to see "Oz"? Head to Regal Hamilton Mill …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Controversial movie tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
"Zero Dark Thirty" was generating controversy long before it hit the movie theatres nationwide on Friday. Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal were criticized for showing CIA agents torturing inmates information leading to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. The movie claims to be factual, and the CIA insists that torture wasn't part of the mix. Bigelow and Boal also were thought to have allegedly obtained classified information, which they claim they didn't do. The movie follows a CIA female operative, Maya (Jessica Chastain), over the 10 years the U.S. hunted for Osama Bin Laden. She survives bombings and attacks, pouring over her computer and trying to assemble a coherent argument about Bin Laden's whereabouts…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Everyone loves a good movie. What will you be watching this season?
Looking for something to do after a long day of shopping or cooking or wrapping presents? Why not kick back and relax with a holiday classic. Here are our picks for the top 15 Christmas movies to watch this holiday season: 15. Shrek the Halls (2007) - A Santa Claus made of waffles? That and more are featured in this half-hour television special. It is available on DVD and is guaranteed to please the little ones and the grown ups. 14. Christmas in Connecticut (1945) - A writer (Barbara Stanwyck) who has created a certain persona for her food column suddenly finds herself having to come up with a country home, a husband and a baby in order to keep up the ruse with her boss. This movie is worth watching for the glimpse of 1940s Christmas …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Which one of these films do you most want to see?
Friday, September 21, 2012
Several new movies open in theaters this weekend. Click the links below for more information about these new releases and watch the trailers for a preview. "Dredd" — In a violent, futuristic waste land where police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug. The movie stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd. "End of Watch" — Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña portray two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop. "House at the End of the Street" — A mother (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new town and find …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Remake of the 1990 cult classic has plenty of action and thrills, but ultimately falls short.
Ever wanted to turn fantasy into reality? In "Total Recall," Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) decides to do just that. Seeking an escape from his frustrating life, Quaid visits Rekall, a company that can change dreams into real memories. However, when things go wrong, Quaid suddenly finds himself a hunted man and the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Karen Martin of InArkansas.com describes the film as “bleak, brutal, and stuffed with questionable science. “ “There's some cool stuff, like hovercraft cars, a scrappy girly fight, dystopian sets that resemble those in Fritz Lang's Metropolis, a flasher who will bring back memories of the original film, and Cranston, who can portray an evil genius like nobody else,” Martin wrote. “…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman return to the big screen in the third and final installment in director Christopher Nolan’s Batman series.
The Caped Crusader returns to the big screen this week in “The Dark Knight Rises.” The movie is the conclusion to director Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Batman franchise. The final film is set eight years after Batman (played by Christian Bale) disappeared after being blamed for the death of Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent a.k.a. Two Face. Batman, however, is forced to leave his self-imposed exile when the ruthless terrorist Bane (played by Tom Hardy) begins to put his evil plans for Gotham into play. Mark Hughes of Forbes describes “The Dark Knight Rises” as “the perfect end to the Batman legend.” “This newest film tries harder, pushes farther, and comes up with the finest Batman film of all time, the greatest superhero or comic …
Friday, July 6, 2012
'Spider-Man' reboots with a new cast and director -- but is it really amazing?
The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters today, rebooting the 10-year-old franchise after the debacle that was Spider-Man 3. But can the new cast and new director (the fittingly named Marc Webb) deliver where Sam Raimi and Toby Maguire faltered? The short answer is: Yes. The Amazing Spider-Man is a far better film than Raimi's self-indulgent, jokey and overlong Spider-Man 3; it is, in fact, the best film of the franchise. And British actor Andrew Garfield (doing a flawless American accent) is a better Spider-Man than Maguire -- leaner, more intense and less self-pitying. That's not to say the film is without flaws; one subplot feels unfinished, and the villain is definitely a minor-leaguer in Spidey's baddie bullpen. But these are minor…
Friday, June 1, 2012
This movie based on the classic fairy tale stars Kristen Stewart of "Twilight" fame as Snow White and handsome Chris Hemsworth of “Thor” as the huntsman sent to kill her.
Friday, June 1, 2012
"Snow White and the Huntsman" stars Charlize Theron as the evil queen Ravenna who is insanely jealous of the beauty of the fair Snow White (Kristen Stewart). In order to retain her place as fairest in the land, Ravenna sends a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to capture Snow White, but doesn’t realize the handsome huntsman will train his intended target to defeat the evil queen once and for all. Watch the trailer (see video) and let us know if you think “Snow White and the Huntsman” is a must-see, a must-rent or a must-miss. “Snow White and the Huntsman” is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and brief sensuality. Showtimes: Great Escape 14 Want to see "Snow White and the Huntsman"? Head to Hamilton Mill Great Escape 14, …