Ye Olde Weekend Forecast: 8/31/07

You know, I’m beginning to think I picked a good time to take a break from movies because August has been mostly crap. Once again, a bunch of movies and not a single one I’m really interested in. This week in wide release: Halloween. Hey kids, it’s August 31st and you know what THAT means. (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/24/07

Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Hartnett in Rod Lurie’s Resurrecting the Champ This week’s wide releases: Resurrecting the Champ. Josh Hartnett plays a sports writer whose career and marriage are stalling when he encounters Samuel L. Jackson, a homeless man who turns out to be a former boxing champion. Telling the forgotten champion’s story could (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/17/07

Jonah Hill explains why a fake ID with the name “McLovin” might not be a good idea in the new comedy Superbad. I originally conceived of the Weekend Forecast so that I could guarantee having material to write something at least once a week, but this is the first time I’ve actually gone a whole (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/10/07

This week’s wide releases: Stardust. Fantasy adventure from Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake), adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novella set in the land of Faerie (published with and without illustrations by Charles Vess) about a young man who ventures into the magical realm hoping to return with a fallen star he’s promised his beloved. Starring Claire Danes, (read…)

Review: The Simpsons Movie (2007) ***

  I can’t believe we’re paying to see something we could see on TV for free! That’s a good point Homer has near the begining of the first feature length Simpsons movie. Is there any reason for this movie to exist when it’s still on TV with new episodes every week and in reruns every night? I (read…)

Review: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) *** 1/2

As far as serious minded summer action pictures go, The Bourne Ultimatum delivers the goods. It’s suspenseful, full of action and it never pauses long enough to allow you to get bored. While it doesn’t break any new ground, it stands apart from the other sequels that have come out this summer in that it’s (read…)

Weekend Forecast: 8/3/07

This weekend in wide release: The Bourne Ultimatum. The third (and last?) movie in the Bourne franchise and the third (and last) of the summer movies I’ve actually been looking forward to this year. The question is: did somebody buy Paul Greengrass a friggin’ tripod since the last time out? Bratz. Hey look everybody! It’s (read…)

The New Beverly abides. I don’t know about you, but I take comfort in that…

“I am the Walrus?” Good news if you live in Los Angeles. According to the LA Times, the Torgan family has decided to keep the New Beverly Cinema open. A coincidentally timed double-feature of Ingmar Bergman films began tonight and will continue tomorrow (8/2) with The Virgin Spring and Wild  Strawberries to be followed Friday and Saturday by (read…)

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