Big Screen Entries for August, 2013

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San Diego Film Critics Society 2013 class photo

Updated to feature director's cut of photo

Hey, how 'bout that Matthew Lickona joining the ranks of the San Diego Film Critics Society, huh? Congratulations! Keep at ...

Eastwood marriage plunges off heartbreak ridge

The 17 year marriage of Clint Eastwood, 83, and his second wife, Dina Ruiz Eastwood, 48, has been shot down ...

New releases opening this week: Drinking Buddies, Closed Circuit and more

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/30/52357/ This is really Scott's week. I mean, every week is Scott's week, but he usually doesn't make it quite ...

Cloudy with no chance of meatballs on the Foodimobile

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/29/52310/ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Not Cloudy With a Chance of Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Parfait 2 ...

Don Bauder moonlighting at Kensington Video?!

Here's something I failed to mention in this week's cover story on Kensington Video. When Guy Hanford shaves in the ...

Kensington Video: movie lover's paradise

If you're wondering why all of The Reader boxes are empty, it's because this week's cover story -- my scintillating ...

Review: Getaway

Keep away!

Who'd have thought spending 90 minutes in a car with Selena Gomez could be this stagnant? A disembodied voice orders ...

It's curtains for Digiplex Mission Valley

I haven't been in the big #7 house since Hazard Center was taken over by Digiplex. Something was noticeably different ...

Holy Top Ten Movie Moseses! Ridley Scott to direct Exodus

Christian Bale stars as swaddling-clothed crusader

Does the umpteenth telling of a Bible story qualify as a reboot? http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/27/52219/ According to Deadline, Ridley Scott's Exodus, or ...

Que Viva! Cine Latino Returns to Otay Ranch

Attention culture buffs, students of language, and seekers of free fun in South County. Que Viva! Cine Latino returns to ...

Not getting the full picture at he Big Scree

It happened so long ago, the name of the talk show I heard it on escapes me. Sir Alec Guinness ...

Details leaked on Beetlejuice sequel at the VMA's?

C'mon people, you think that suit was an accident? We're through the looking glass here.

Okay, so Miley Cyrus apparently saw Ke$ha get hot and heavy with some furries in her video for "C'Mon" and ...

Casting call: Headlock'd: The Bob Filner Story

Who will star as Mayor Pat Tush? Or Jan Goldsmith? Or Accuser #147?

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/26/52054/ "In a town as sunny as San Diego, only the shady survive." Somewhere in a San Diego Starbucks, someone ...

A fleck on the fanboy's windshield

Given the twittering hubbub made over Hollywood's latest casting choice, you would think that Ben Affleck had committed murder, not ...

New releases opening this week: Drug War, The World's End and more

To err is human, but (contrary to the thesis advanced near the end of The World's End) that does not ...

Another Filner accuser comes forward...honest!

If Lickona can sneak one in, why not me? It's over, Bobby, but not before I parade one last alleged ...

SDLFF's weeklong Exitos del Cine Latino starts tomorrow

7 days to see 13 films

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/22/51824/ In addition to their annual San Diego Latino Film Festival and the fine lineup of films Lisa Franek at ...

Late to the Filner party

But hey, everybody else is having fun with it, so...

Yeah, yeah, people have seen Filner and Goldsmith together in the same room. But I still like this notion. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/22/51821/ ...

Arcane auteur post of the week

Dabblers need not click

Am I the only one who sees red over this ad that appeared in the June 9, 1933 edition of ...

4th row center, special drive-in edition: Midnight Cowboy

In which my parents escort me to my first X-rated movie.

Who among us can claim that their parents took them to their first X-rated movie? Mom and Dad probably thought ...

Help save drive-in theatres as 'ozoners' celebrate their 80th birthday

When it came time to finally force the digital conversion down exhibitor’s throats, no one bothered to ask drive-in owners ...

Forever Amber alert!

Cinephilia is a crime punishable in most states!

I was sitting in the basement last week watching a beautiful 16mm dye-transfer print of Otto Preminger's Forever Amber. It ...

Gold amid the dross

Why was I reading a listicle at Cracked.com? No idea. But I liked what I read there.

I mean, "13 Photos That Shatter Your Image of Famous People (Part 2)"? Really? Didn't I have something better to ...

Penning Teller: An interview with the spectacular Miles Teller

Everything you need to know about the star of The Spectacular Now, currently playing at a theatre near you, is ...

Unaccustomed as I am to seeing 'douche' as a verb...

While plowing through e-stacks of TV Radio Mirror I happened across this ad buried in the back pages of the ...

Di died for Hollywood's sins

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/18/51509/ It's a cynical Sunday morning, isn't it? Scotland Yard has announced that they have new information regarding the death ...

New releases opening this week: The Act of Killing, In A World... and more

Remember when I said that movies weren't driving the culture any more? You know what I mean - they're not ...

Meet Miles Teller star of The Spectacular Now

Actor to put in personal appearance tonight at Arclight La Jolla & Landmark Hillcrest

Here is your chance to meet Miles Teller, star of Project X, 21 & Over, and, starting today, The Spectacular ...

4th row center: Opening night a MoPA

It's been almost 14 years. Enough time has passed. Let's laugh about it. I arrived in San Diego on January ...

Interview with In A World... writer-director-star Lake Bell

"Women are complicated. I don't have to tell you that."

So what if New York Magazine got the full-body tattoo shots? We got the feminist musings. In a World... tells ...

Porn for film historians

For a wizened, pixel-loathing curmudgeon like me, it doesn't get much better. The collection of The Media History Digital Library ...

DVD Rentals: The Barefoot Contessa

What would have happened if Rita Hayworth had carried on a torrid love affair with Howard Hughes? It certainly would ...

Trailer Park: Fading Gigolo

When was the last time Woody Allen acted in a film that he didn't direct? If you guessed Antz (like ...

Review: Lovelace

Lovelace tats a tale of humiliation and degradation within the early days of the porn industry. This isn't the biopic ...

Marks to appear in commercial for new Scorsese picture?

It's been a long standing dream to have a blurb from of one of my reviews appear on a movie ...

Preview: The Plastic People

Filmmaker Charles Shaw explores the lives of the "plastic people" of the Tijuana River canal.

San Francisco-based writer and filmmaker Charles Shaw just released an updated preview for his pending documentary Exile Nation: The Plastic ...

Linda Lovelace’s local adventures generated over 10 million San Diego dollars

How two locals got rich off the Deep Throat star

With the bio-pic Lovelace opening, purporting to tell the true-life story of world’s-first-porn-star Linda Lovelace (a story she herself frequently ...

Opening this week: See Fecha de Caducidad at the Digital Gym before it expires

Matthew took the week off for a round of intense behavioral counseling -- that's what he gets for stroking my ...

Review: Elysium

This week’s comic book contribution is the third (so far) alternate universe pic to be released in 2013. In each ...

Blue Jasmine review makes reader see red

Whom, but my editor, Ernie Grimm, was seated inside Cosmo's in La Mesa, frantically pecking at his laptop, when I ...

Dig a divot: Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini is really most sincerely dead

Will Ruth Robinson Duccini or Jerry Maren be next?

As hole digger I must aver, the Phoenix coroner examined her. And she's not only merely dead, she's really most ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Oscar

Coming soon to an awards banquet near you

Smell that? Summer isn't over and already Hollywood is casting bait for next year's Academy Awards gala. Last week's pre-game ...

In a world without Ebert, Marks is named one of three to watch

Slamming a film can be almost as disagreeable an experience as accidentally dropping the word acromegalic when struggling to come ...

4th row center: Fruitvale Station

What kind of mother takes a 3-year-old to see Fruitvale Station, the R-rated true story of a 22-year-old Bay Area ...

Volunteers needed for San Diego Asian Film Festival

With the 14th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival just 3 months away, it's time to put out a rallying ...

Casting call: 4 spots remain in Filner biopic, 12 Angry Women

I spotted this curious ad in the back pages of this week's edition of The Hollywood Variety. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/aug/02/50574/

New releases opening this week: Smurfs 2 and who cares what else?

Smurfs 2!

Smurfs 2! Also, More Than Honey, a film about hive colony collapse. And Computer Chess, a film about the rise ...

Trailer Park: Seventh Son

That crackling sound you here is Jeff Bridges rapidly burning through all the goodwill he's built up over the years. ...

DVD Rentals: The Desperate Hours (1955)

Old Bogie goes head-to-head with an even older Frederic March in William Wyler's violent-for-its-day, terror-in-a-tiny-town nail biter. A trio of ...

4th row center: Exercising with Mussolini in Sensurround™

What do you do when an earthquake strikes in mid-movie? Remain seated!

Sunday, April 4, 2010. What better way to spend an Easter Sunday than by once again watching the Nazis fall ...

Trailer Park: American Hustle

"Sell the sizzle, not the steak" applies here in at least two ways.

Other folks have already commented on the fact that here, at long last, is a trailer that gives you the ...

Trailer Park: 2 Guns

Wow. I've seen the film, and lemme tell you, Denzel does not ask his boss in the interrogation room, "Did ...

Dig a hole: the San Diego Film Commission

Their website is no more. The final post on their Facebook page says it all: "After nearly 40 years of ...

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