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  • Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act

    Film Review: Supertrain action flick derails in third act
    Of the three Korean directors to have achieved international fame in the past decade, two made their English language debuts last year — Kim Jee-woon with the utterly pedestrian Schwarzenegger vehicle "The Last Stand," and Park Chan-wook with the...
  • Reel Critics: A little McCarthy goes a long way

    The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal. "Bridesmaids" had just the right amount of her unfettered antics. That film's recipe called for her to share the spotlight with several other women. But now...
  • 'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring

    'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring
    ***1/2 (out of four) Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...
  • Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...
  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13

    Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13
    Kevin Costner is two-for-two. Six months after his football movie "Draft Day" won its appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America to overturn an initial R rating, Costner persuaded the organization to do the same for his upcoming drama "Black and White....
  • 'Red Band Society' Cast Talks Hospital Shows, On-Set Singalongs at L.A. Screening

    For "Red Band Society" scribe Margaret Nagle, setting her show in a children's hospital recalled some of her earliest childhood memories, a personal connection she shared with the guests who gathered for a pilot screening and Q&A at the Landmark Theater...
  • 'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer

    'Red Band Society' EP says Fox drama not meant to be a downer
    In "Red Band Society," Fox's forthcoming coming-of-age drama, school lockers and hallway rivalries are traded in for IV bags and nurse supervision. The series is an adaptation of the popular Spanish series, "Polseres Vermelles." It follows the...
  • 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor Joins 'In the Event of a Moon Disaster'

    FilmNation Entertainment has tapped 'The Help" director Tate Taylor to helm "In the Event of a Moon Disaster." FilmNation, which is producing and handling international sales, announced that Taylor will also come aboard to produce with his production...
  • 'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way

    'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho conducts the sci-fi train his way
    He has been referred to as Korea's version of Quentin Tarantino, with Quentin Tarantino himself recently likening him to Steven Spielberg. Now, with the ambitious sci-fi action film "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut and a bid...
  • "Dancing" stars bring tour to Bethlehem, Upper Darby

     
    “Dancing With the Stars” professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough have launched their own dance production, “Move Live on Tour,” which comes to Tower Theater in Upper Darby at 8 p.m. June 20 and Sands Bethlehem Event Center at...
  • Emmy Contenders Preview - Minor Roles Make for Major Impact

    These thesps make the most of limited screen time: Beau Bridges "The Millers" The oft-nominated, three-time Emmy winner says he jumped at the chance to join the cast of CBS' new hit comedy "The Millers" before even reading a script, "because of...