The third time is the charm for the most recent “Hairspray,” directed by Adam Shankman. Originally a 1988 John Waters film that launched Ricki Lake to stardom, then a Broadway musical made from the Waters movie, this new film takes on a new look staying true the 1960’s. We wake up with the ever-bubbly Tracy ..
Beginning with various clips of environmental turmoil, celebrity gossip, and population anxiety overlaying images animals hunting and killing each other, bugs encompassing their next meal, and harried looks from news casters, the start or “World War Z” throws us right into the disorder of the day. What is a seemingly normal day in Philadelphia, Gerry ..
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson” and “Sugar”), portray this bright, ambitious, albeit, a little bit too wrapped up in himself, teenager in a film based on Ned Vizzini’s young adult novel of the same title. Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) is a depressed teenager obsessing about his ..
“The Monument’s Men” starts in 1943 Italy, in the midst of World War II. We see George Clooney as Professor Frank Stokes explaining the necessity of art: it sustains the culture. The next thing we know, we see eight (getting on in life) men suiting up for a war—montage style. Their sole purpose is to ..