Day: August 20, 2015

Film Review: ‘The Curse of Downers Grove’

August 20, 2015

Courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment Although it’s being marketed as a horror film, “The Curse of Downers Grove” turns out to be something else — a messy hash of teen soap opera, stalker thriller and whatnot whose titular, possibly supernatural aspect is basically irrelevant. This pileup of elements never meshes or becomes convincing in Derick […]

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Drew Struzan says The Force Awakens could be ‘the best Star Wars you’ve ever seen’

August 20, 2015

Veteran poster artist Drew Struzan has some high praise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and though he may be a bit biased — having designed art for the franchise’s previous installments — he does have a unique perspective. In a recent interview with Australia’s Movie Weekly, Struzan said, “I got to read the script […]

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Casting net: Miles Teller in talks for PTSD drama Thank You for Your Service

August 20, 2015

Miles Teller, who hit a bit of turbulence recently when Fantastic Four flopped and Esquire published an unflattering profile of him, is in talks to star in Thank You for Your Service. The DreamWorks drama, about three soldiers coping with PTSD and trying to readjust to civilian life, will mark the directorial debut of American […]

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Film Review: ‘The Park Bench’

August 20, 2015

Courtesy of Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment Say this much for “The Park Bench”: It delivers on its title. Viewers get all the bench they can handle in writer-director Ann LeSchander’s exceedingly modest two-hander, but there’s a shortage of compelling conversation from its occupants. Though broken up by chapter titles, bits of animation and the occasional flashback, […]

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Goonies house covered up to keep tourists at bay

August 20, 2015

For years tourists from far and wide have flocked to the sleepy town of Astoria, in the Northwest tip of Oregon, to visit the house made famous by the cult ’80s movie The Goonies. Now, however, their pilgrimage culminates in a wall of blue tarp and a handwritten plea. The owner of the quaint two-story […]

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Army Wives actress cast as Jackie Kennedy in LBJ movie

August 20, 2015

LBJ has found its actress to play a cultural icon. Kim Allen (Army Wives) has signed on to play Jackie Kennedy, her reps confirmed to EW. Helmed by Rob Reiner and starring Woody Harrelson as eponymous president, Joey Hartstone’s script depicts Lyndon B. Johnson assuming the office in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination […]

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