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  • Is this the last 'Straw' in north-south relations?

    Is this the last 'Straw' in north-south relations?
    The stereotypical Southern rednecks indulging in uncivilized behavior in the remake of "Straw Dogs" seem like they grew up watching the original 1972 movie. They also seem likely to have tossed back a few beers while watching "Deliverance," released...
  • Gary Oldman: Four prior Playboy-ish provocations

    Gary Oldman: Four prior Playboy-ish provocations
    Gary Oldman is making headlines for his incendiary comments in a recent Playboy interview, in which the "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" star rails against political correctness, defends Mel Gibson's now-notorious rant during his 2006 arrest, and makes...
  • ARC Entertainment Nabs Rights to 'Louder Than Words'

    ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the family drama "Louder Than Words," helmed by Anthony Fabian and penned by Benjamin Chapin. "Louder Than Words" stars Golden Globe winner David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Oscar winner Timothy...
  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards Voted On By Those 'Who Actually Watch'

    A lot of people complain there are too many awards shows, but Broadcast Film Critics Assn. prexy Joey Berlin says their kudos provide "a valuable service to the industry, and we are proud to do it." The annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards is well-...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
  • Movie review: 'Straw Dogs'

    Movie review: 'Straw Dogs'
    Writer-director Rod Lurie's bird-brained remake of "Straw Dogs" doesn't work on its own terms, and it can't hold a candle to the unruly, unstable merits of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 original. It's miscast, barely functional in terms of technique, stupid and...
  • Movie Preview: Straw Dogs

     
    Sam Peckinpah's culture-clash revenge thriller, a meek educated “modern” man faces threats to his manhood by the rough, redneck locals who figure he can't “kee” his woman, gets updated a trifle in this remake. James Marsden and...
  • To see this weekend, ‘Drive,’ to skip — Sarah Jessica Parker and ‘Straw Dogs’

     
    “Drive” is winning almost universal critical praise as it opens this weekend. Overwhelmingly positive reviews. It's cool, it's edgy, exciting and mesmerizing. It's not a masterpiece, but it is a very entertaining existential action picture....
  • Movie Projector: 3-D version of 'Lion King' to reign at box office

     
    Four new films are debuting this weekend at the box office: a 3-D version of the 1994 cartoon "The Lion King," a remake of the thriller "Straw Dogs," the crime drama "Drive" and "I Don't Know How She Does It," a romantic comedy starring Sarah Jessica...
  • Movie Review: Straw Dogs

     
    Equal measures smug and savage, Rod Lurie's infuriating remake of Sam Peckinpah's vengeance thriller “Straw Dogs” still packs a visceral punch. An exploitation picture built on redneck cliches and big city liberal outrage, it's not all bad....
  • Box Office: 'Lion King' climbs to No. 1 again after 17 years [Updated]

     
    A 3-D version of "The Lion King," the animated film first released 17 years ago, was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend. "Drive," a crime drama starring Ryan Gosling, sold a decent number of tickets, while both "Straw Dogs" and "I Don't Know...
  • Are rednecks in 'Straw Dogs' an insult to Mississippi?

     
    Rod Lurie's remake of Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" draws ire from conservatives who take issue with its depiction of Mississippi....