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Milla Jovovich vs. monsters

What must breakfast be like at the home of married co-workers Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson? “Remember back a decade ago, when I first entertained adapting Monster Hunter for the screen?” Paul asks. ...

by Scott Marks
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things: A geeky Groundhog Day Googled

From the look of things, Mark (Kyle Allen) is definitely a morning person. He impresses both his dad and younger sis by tending to every item on his breakfast menu with the skill and grace ...

by Scott Marks
Two of Us: Love and loss

It was the greatest love story never told. For decades, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Mado (Martine Chevallier) have lived a romance in the shadows, on the same floor, in opposite apartments. Nobody knew. Not the ...

by Scott Marks
Faith, footwork, freedom

Another week, another film festival — this time, the 31st Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, which runs February 11-21. For a complete lineup of features and virtual discussion groups, visit www.lfjcc.org/cjc/sdijff.aspx. Here are ...

by Scott Marks
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The Three Musketeers

Not quite Dumas, but no dummy. The brash new Muskies: Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Aramis (Luke Evans), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), plus D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) like a 17th-century mall dude. Add saucy, athletic Milady (Milla Jovovich), haughty Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom), ...

by David Elliott
Stone

Amusing bouts of acting between Robert De Niro and Edward Norton, as a stodgy bottled-up parole officer and a jive-ass cornrowed convict. But shaky plotting — the prisoner’s hot-to-trot wife let loose to ply her girly wiles, more specifically Milla ...

by Duncan Shepherd
Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey plays a bag-of-bones, good ol' boy piece of sex-addled trailer trash who has the misfortune to bang the wrong (female) intravenous drug-user (HIV+) in the wrong way (sans condom) in the wrong place (darkest Texas) at the wrong ...

by Matthew Lickona
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The legend of Billy Jack: “Peace Through Pummeling.”

It had been 50 years since Billy and I last met. To say that time had been unkind would be an understatement. Billy Jack (1971) Jean Roberts’ (pseudonymous co-writer and Mrs. Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor) ...

by Scott Marks
The beginning of the end starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

When people point up gaping holes in my film viewing history, I generally counter with, “I have to save something for my deathbed.” Seeing how I’m closer to the end than I am to the ...

by Scott Marks
The original Queen of Black Magic

Before reviewing the current remake, the purist in me thought it wise to first examine the original feature of the same name. (It’s available on YouTube.) I suggest you do the same. The Queen of ...

by Scott Marks
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The Hemlock Society presents Soylent Green

The Hemlock Society's monthly “Right to Die Film Series'' isn't going to let a pandemic keep it down. The group’s next meeting will be held virtually on December 20 with SOD (Suicide on Demand) as ...

by Scott Marks
by Scott Marks Video: San Diego Joyride '95
Before making it my home, San Diego was an annual ...
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I finally slogged thru most of the Buck Rogers complete ...
by Scott Marks Reading Cinemas and AMC Theaters to open tonight
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Milla Jovovich vs. monsters

What must breakfast be like at the home of married co-workers Milla Jovovich and Paul W. S. Anderson? “Remember back a decade ago, when I first entertained adapting Monster Hunter for the screen?” Paul asks. ...

by Scott Marks
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things: A geeky Groundhog Day Googled

From the look of things, Mark (Kyle Allen) is definitely a morning person. He impresses both his dad and younger sis by tending to every item on his breakfast menu with the skill and grace ...

by Scott Marks
Two of Us: Love and loss

It was the greatest love story never told. For decades, Nina (Barbara Sukowa) and Mado (Martine Chevallier) have lived a romance in the shadows, on the same floor, in opposite apartments. Nobody knew. Not the ...

by Scott Marks
Faith, footwork, freedom

Another week, another film festival — this time, the 31st Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, which runs February 11-21. For a complete lineup of features and virtual discussion groups, visit www.lfjcc.org/cjc/sdijff.aspx. Here are ...

by Scott Marks
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The Three Musketeers

Not quite Dumas, but no dummy. The brash new Muskies: Athos (Matthew Macfadyen), Aramis (Luke Evans), Porthos (Ray Stevenson), plus D’Artagnan (Logan Lerman) like a 17th-century mall dude. Add saucy, athletic Milady (Milla Jovovich), haughty Duke of Buckingham (Orlando Bloom), ...

by David Elliott
Dazed and Confused

Richard Linklater, maker of Slacker, drifts into the mainstream with a multi-character comedy about the last day of school, 1976, and the long night of celebration: beer, weed, bad music, bad hair, bad pants, etc. The writer-director maintains his air ...

by Duncan Shepherd
Arbitrage

Director Nicholas Jarecki sets out to make you sympathize with a scumbag, and comes very close to succeeding. Yes, his protagonist is a rich Wall Street bastard, trying to game the system in the age of Occupy and Bernie Madoff. ...

by Matthew Lickona
La Femme de l'Aviateur

The inauguration of Eric Rohmer's Comedies and Proverbs series, and the sense of a New Beginning is perhaps underscored by the scraping-off of surface polish and the return to early-New-Wave roughness. (The movie was shot in 16mm and blown up ...

by Duncan Shepherd
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The legend of Billy Jack: “Peace Through Pummeling.”

It had been 50 years since Billy and I last met. To say that time had been unkind would be an understatement. Billy Jack (1971) Jean Roberts’ (pseudonymous co-writer and Mrs. Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor) ...

by Scott Marks
The beginning of the end starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

When people point up gaping holes in my film viewing history, I generally counter with, “I have to save something for my deathbed.” Seeing how I’m closer to the end than I am to the ...

by Scott Marks
The original Queen of Black Magic

Before reviewing the current remake, the purist in me thought it wise to first examine the original feature of the same name. (It’s available on YouTube.) I suggest you do the same. The Queen of ...

by Scott Marks
More movies at home
The Hemlock Society presents Soylent Green

The Hemlock Society's monthly “Right to Die Film Series'' isn't going to let a pandemic keep it down. The group’s next meeting will be held virtually on December 20 with SOD (Suicide on Demand) as ...

by Scott Marks
by Scott Marks Video: San Diego Joyride '95
Before making it my home, San Diego was an annual ...
Sponsored
by Jay Allen Sanford Daily DVD & Download: Space 1999 - the complete series & then some
I finally got through the 17-disc Space 1999 set, a ...
by Jay Allen Sanford Daily DVD & Download: Buck Rogers VS Nolan's Batman
I finally slogged thru most of the Buck Rogers complete ...
by Scott Marks Reading Cinemas and AMC Theaters to open tonight
This has been the longest dry spell of my moviegoing ...
by Jay Allen Sanford Now, more than ever - let's all go to the drive-ins!
They're the last soldiers standing in what used to be ...
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