Big Screen Entries for June, 2012

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Lapsed Catholic Getting Third Divorce From Second Catholic Wife

First Nicole, now this? http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/29/27047/

A Closer Look at the Poster for Goats

I am not in the least little bit interested in getting into a debate over Rick Santorum's famous statement that ...

Review: Magic Mike

Bang! Director Steven Soderbergh checks off another box on his list of genre pics. This time, it's the showbiz story, ...

Review: To Rome With Love

At first blush, Woody Allen's latest entry into his grand European tour bears a close resemblance to Monica, the character ...

Review: Elena

Widowed Elena and her men — an indolent son and a gamy gamer of a grandson — look to her ...

San Diego Katy Perry Fans, Now's Your Chance!

Dear Katy Perry Fans, Did you know Katy Perry is starring in her own movie, entitled Katy Perry: Part of ...

Review: People Like Us

According to the terms of his estranged father’s will, Sam (Chris Pine) must deliver $150,000 in a shaving kit to ...

Magic Mike: Ladies, please!

So there was a screening for Magic Mike on Monday night. And before the screening, the rep stood up in ...

The Amazing Spider-Man Gets the Reading Treatment, Plus Passes and Events!

Above, the fantastic web promo stretching across the atrium at Reading's Gaslamp 15. Below, a list of promotional activities for ...

Uggie's Fame Cemented at Grauman's Chinese

Scorsese's hand and footprints have yet to be immortalized in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Who needs Marty when the ...

New Footage Unearthed of Channing Tatum Boning Up for Magic Mike Role

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/25/26792/ From the look of this video just released to TMZ, Channing Tatum has as much difficulty dancing to Y.M.C.A. ...

Can Taken 2 Possibly Top Taken in the Phone Call Department?

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/25/26769/ If there's one thing we know about retired government operative Bryan Mills, it's that he likes chatting on the ...

48 Hour Film Project Screenings Begin Tonight at UltraStar Poway

Armed with little more than three required elements (a TV newsperson named Gary or Gretta Greenberg, a cell phone, and ...

Casting Call: Bob Balaban

Finally saw Moonrise Kingdom over the weekend. I agree with David Elliott's enthusiastic review, and would only add this from ...

Rape Victim Gives Adam Sandler's That's My Boy a Ringing Endorsement!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/24/26738/ The same day Andrew Sarris -- the Dean of American Film Criticism -- passed, cinephiles were presented with a ...

Short Takes: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The cuteness doesn’t stop at the title. An asteroid set to collide with earth brings together a freshly-dumped insurance salesman ...

Blogfight: Rock of Ages

My mind was set on skipping Rock of Ages altogether until Lickona brought out the bomb. He went so far ...

Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Perhaps surprisingly, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not just a showcase for director Timur Bekmambetov's relentless and varied barrage of ...

Brave: What did you think?

Well, critical opinion on Brave does seem to be divided - yes, it's tracking pretty well on Rotten Tomatoes, but ...

Make this Movie: Tim Burton

Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Ed Wood. Can we all agree that Tim Burton is, for all his box-office brawn ...

Review: Brave

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/21/26624/ With another wild-haired royal at the helm (and only one-tenth of Tangled’s wit, charm, and stereoscopic invention), Pixar’s latest ...

Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc. (And Alfred Hitchcock in Tactic)

Barbara Brenner, highly persuasive breast cancer activist, argues her disease is “the poster child of cross-marketing.” Léa Pool’s gutsy documentary ...

The Dark Knight Rises: What's Wrong With This Picture?

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/21/26612/ Absolutely nothing. Anne Hathaway simply does not pack that much back. Clearly a prosthetic butt. Everyone knows that Catwoman ...

What Happened? Rufus Sewell

Remember this handsome devil from 1995's Cold Comfort Farm? http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/21/26603/ Yep, that's Rufus Sewell. A man who is able to ...

La Jolla Country Day & Moms With Issues™ Present Young Leaders Film Festival

For the most part, the only leaders one sees in movies nowadays are of the countdown variety. It's good to ...

Meet the Kids Behind Monsters University!

While we're on the subject of Pixar - yep, they're doing a sequel for Monsters Inc. Or, I guess, a ...

Exploiting Brave

Yeah, yeah, Disney ≠ Pixar. But how long before Merida winds up a Princess? When Disney Studios Chairman Rich Ross ...

Expendables 2: Your Move, Michael Bay

The movieblog world went a little nuts yesterday with the release of the new poster for Explodables 2, er, Expendables ...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Will Charlize Theron Get Oscar's Call?

A second visit to Snow White and the Huntsman reminded me of the the remarkable similarity between the Queen's magic ...

Expendables 2: Has John Rambo Gone Red?

Stallone and Che — coincidence? We think not. The stare off to the right of the camera, the mustache creeping ...

Brave: Why I'm Worried

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKwKhqin0Y I haven't seen Brave yet, so take this for what it is: the worryings of a Pixar fan who ...

Review: That's My Boy

For years Adam Sandler has been threatening to remake several Jerry Lewis pictures. The closest he's come is borrowing the ...

Happy Father's Day From Nemo and Marlin

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/17/26377/ How's that for a Father's Day double-feature? The animated Nemo and Marlin won't be back in theatres until September ...

Locally Produced Pretty Things Docu: Rare Screening July 6

On July 6, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will host a special theatrical screening of local Reelin' ...

Caption This: The Lone Ranger

So, word is going 'round that even without werewolves, the budget for the Lone Ranger reboot is pushing $250 million, ...

Review: Lola Versus

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/15/26302/ "Men are always looking for something better. Women settle for what they get." That's the war cry of freshly ...

Opening Today

Opening Wide: Rock of Ages and That's My Boy. Um, what shall we say? Tom Cruise certainly is fit for ...

Jerry Lewis Remains Hospitalized After Friars Club Collapse

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/14/26227/ It must have been all the farkakte Scientology in the air that caused show biz legend Jerry Lewis to ...

Advance Notice: Patrick Bateman Reviews That's My Boy

You all remember Patrick Bateman, right? American Psycho's connoisseur of pop? (For those of you who don't enjoy depictions of ...

San Diego Film Festival to Host Gus Van Sant Retrospective

The 11th San Diego Film Festival will host a Gus Van Sant tribute and retrospective this September with the director ...

Son of Fare Thee Well: David Elliott

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/13/26194/ Dave and I can (and have) argue taste and opinion until they unearth the missing reels from Greed. What ...

First Picture from Oh, My God, My Parents Are Vampires!, er, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part II

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/13/26184/ Hey, kudos to Edward for the Anne Rice reference!

Fare Thee Well: David Elliott

The Reader's senior movie critic is leaving. Also departing: associate critic John Rubio. They will be sorely missed. The Big ...

Journalist Overpowers Texting Theatre Patron With iPad

To paraphrase Norma Desmond, android phones are smart. It's the operators' brains that got smaller. The iPad proved mightier than ...

Dig a Hole: Gone With the Wind Actress Ann Rutherford

She played Mickey Rooney's go-to girl, Polly Benedict, in M.G.M.'s durable Andy Hardy series, and appeared as Scarlett O’Hara’s youngest ...

Midnight Madness Returns In Style to The Ken

You have to take the Spielberg and Rocky Horror with the good, but the schedule of midnight movies at The ...

New Drive-In Will Be San Diego's 1st New DI Theater Since 1966

The Full Moon Drive-In has announced their debut weekly screening will take place in a converted space at Pacific Beach ...

Dig a Hole: Frank Cady, Hooterville's Sam Drucker

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/11/26029/ Hooterville wholesaler -- and a character actor responsible for providing audiences with many a hoot -- has died. Frank ...

Prometheus: Let's Talk About David

What, did you think we were finished? [Yes, more spoilers.] Okay, so let's suppose Peter Weyland wasn't delusional - that ...

Prometheus: Two More Possibilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUxdAWrsag8 Speaking of that fake TED talk that Prometheus used in its publicity campaign, and speaking of last week's Questions ...

Very Short Lists: Prometheus Edition

Today's entry: older actors who could have played an older version of Guy Pearce's Peter Weyland character more convincingly - ...

Prometheus: Questions for Discussion.

You know, for after you've seen it... It should go without saying that there will be spoilers here. In the ...

Media Arts Center Announces June Workshops Featuring Maya 3-D!

It took a moment (and a phone call to SD Latino Film Festival programmer Glenn Heath) to sort things out. ...

HellrAIDSer?

So this was interesting: "Legendary horror maven Clive Barker -- who's responsible for the 'Candyman' and 'Hellraiser' franchises -- gave ...

Mainly Mozart Welcomes Oscar-Winning Peter & the Wolf

San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival will soon do something it has never done before: Present a movie with live orchestra ...

More Reviews!

An afro wig. Chris Rock is just playing us now. Don't forget, I Wish and Where Do We Go Now? ...

The Kid With a Bike Continues its Exclusive Run at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas

Mea culpa continues to runneth over the amount of misinformation this blogger unleashed concerning the La Paloma Theatre, 471 South ...

My Favorite Image from the Trailer for Tarantino's Django Unchained

Django Unchained - Quentin Tarantino - Trailer... by 6ne_Web No, it's not Jamie Foxx doing his best impression of Buster ...

Nostalgic Complications

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oMA2u_OPzY&feature=relmfu So I attended a screening of Rock of Ages last night, and because it's in the trailer above, I'm ...

Charlize Theron, Conflicted Soul

Charlize Theron's Queen Ravenna from Snow White & The Huntsman has a definite goal. But apparently, Charlize Theron's Meredith Vickers ...

Reviews!

What is the sound of a thousand fanboys sighing disappointedly? Prometheus, writes David Elliott. "The story is a lurching carnival ...

Four Walls and a Bag of Corn for Father's Day

Thinking back on all the films my father took me to it's a wonder I'm not a plumber instead of ...

A Closer Look at the Trailer for The Bourne Legacy

It's not that it's a retread of the Matt Damon Bourne movies. It's that it's a retread of...everything else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VrcOv5jHwk ...

Dig a Hole: Dick Beals, Escondido Resident and Voice of Ralph Phillips, Gumby, & Speedy Alka Seltzer

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/05/25677/ Plop-plop, fizz-fizz, I now know what grief is. He stood only 4' 6", but the everlastingly boyish Dick Beals ...

DVD Rentals: Jerry Lewis & Tony Curtis in Boeing (707) Boeing (707)

Had I revisited Boeing (707) Boeing (707) since my dad took me to see it first run at Chicago's Balmoral ...

Dig a Hole: Richard Dawson

He gained fame as the wise-cracking panelist on Match Game and oh-so kissable host of Family Feud. The Munster Go ...

OMG it's Iron Man 3

Squee! Apparently, Tony Stark likes to collect metal outfits the way Brian Fantana likes to collect fragrances: http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/04/25558/ And apparently, ...

Review: For Greater Glory

Here is the short version: Handsomely photographed but pious and simplistic story of the Cristeros – Mexican Catholics who fought ...

The Jewish Latino Film Festival Continues with Salsa Tel Aviv

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/01/25476/ Celebrate the best in Jewish Latino Film when the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and San Diego Latino Film ...

The Kid With a Bike Opens Exclusively at the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas

I screwed up big time by not being aware that the single-screen La Paloma Theatre (471 South Coast Highway 101, ...

Review: Piranha 3DD

"Welcome to rock bottom," says Baywatch legend David Hasselhoff as he prepares to make a celebrity appearance at The Big ...

Review: High School

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/jun/01/25426/ Director John Stalberg’s debut film sat on the shelf for two years and should have held its world premiere ...

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