Tuesday, June 18, 2019

MOVIE REVIEWS: IRON MAN 3

May 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As superhero movies move from one sequel to another, they appear to grow “darker,” to use a description that pops up a lot in the current reviews of Iron Man 3, with Robert Downey Jr. again in the title role. Critics generally appear to applaud the darkness. Says Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times: […]

SCHOOL’S OUT; BOX OFFICE BACK IN BUSINESS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After two back-to-back weekends of sluggish business, the box office is expected to bounce back as schools let out for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday period. Three sequels will be making their debuts: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Predictions from box-office pundits are all […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS

December 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Arthur Conan Doyle would probably not recognize the characters he created if he returned from the grave today, the new Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr., and Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, are likely to keep the coffers of the Doyle estate filled to the brim for some time to come with […]

DICAPRIO NAMED HIGHEST-PAID ACTOR IN HOLLYWOOD

August 2, 2011 by · 12 Comments 

Two actors who began their careers playing mostly androgynous characters in low-budget art films but who went on to star in huge blockbusters are now the highest-earning actors in Hollywood, according to Forbes magazine. Leonardo DiCaprio tops the list with an estimated $77 million earned between May 2010 and May 2011, while Johnny Depp, who […]

VETERAN CBS NEWSMAN JOSEPH WERSHBA DEAD AT 90

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast news pioneer Joseph Wershba, who worked with Ed Murrow on his historic See It Now broadcasts that helped bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s and was one of the original 60 Minutes producers, died on May 14 in New York at age 90, the network said Monday. Cause of death was pneumonia. […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

SHANDLING BOASTS THAT HE HELD “IRON MAN 2” TOGETHER

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comedian Garry Shandling has been enlisted in the Iron Man 2 promotional cause. He plays a U.S. senator in the film — a relatively small role, some might say, but not Shandling himself. In a hilarious interview with New York magazine, Shandling noted that originally his role “was like three pages, and we talked about […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “IRON MAN 2”

May 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Most initial reviews of Marvel Entertainment’s Iron Man 2, while not totally corrosive, are not exactly glowing either. Most critics suggest that Robert Downey Jr. delivers another splendid performance and that they would have preferred seeing more of him than the numerous heroes and villains roped into what the critics suggest is a convoluted plot. […]