Woody Allen’s late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn’t have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of “Bananas” or the Fellini-esque carnival of “Stardust Memories”: tidiness.
So let’s start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it?
When Zach Braff took to Kickstarter to fund his new movie, “Wish I Was Here,” he explained to fans where their money would go: It would ensure his creative control, allow him to cast the actors he wanted, and enable him to shoot in Los Angeles, rather than someplace cheaper.
Anyone who missed the SCAD Cinema Circle’s presentation of “The Shawshank Redemption” at Trustees Theater this past Saturday may be glad to hear unexpected technical problems resulted in the rescheduling of that highly anticipated screening.
Early in “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s bracingly original, utterly enthralling new film about the passage of time through the lens of one boy’s life, we find our characters at a real Houston Astros game. And, with the cameras rolling, wouldn’t you know it — the Astros hit a home run.
The next installment in this series of “Dynamic Duos” takes place July 3 at Trustees Theater, and is, on the surface at least, one of the most shallow and inconsequential Hollywood action blockbusters of the past 30 years.