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Review: ‘While We’re Young’ finds insight — and laughs — in aging

26 Mar 2015

It’s safe to say there aren’t a lot of movies out there about reaching middle age gracefully and happily.

 

Review: Despite its star power, ‘Serena’ has no spark

26 Mar 2015

The arithmetic on “Serena” is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.

 

Review: ‘Get Hard’ plays with stereotypes with mixed success

26 Mar 2015

While the stereotypes in “Get Hard” may be gross exaggerations, its characters live in the real world.

 

Review: Animated alien adventure ‘Home’ lands with a thud

26 Mar 2015

In “Home,” the latest adventure from DreamWorks Animation, the misfit alien protagonist is called Oh (“The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons) simply because that’s the resigned reaction everyone has when he’s around.

 

Film Scene: Reminisce about teen years, ‘Shadowman’

25 Mar 2015

If you happened to come of age in the 1980s, prick up your ears: On March 26, Regal Savannah Stadium 10 behind the Savannah Mall will offer a special screening of the recently restored, 30th anniversary edition of the trendsetting box office smash “The Breakfast Club.

 

Review: Sean Penn flexes action-hero muscles in ‘Gunman’

19 Mar 2015

At one point in “The Gunman,” the new Sean Penn geopolitical thriller, our star goes surfing. 

 

Review: Pacino and strong ensemble charm in ‘Danny Collins’

19 Mar 2015

“I was the real thing once,” opines Al Pacino’s rock star protagonist Danny Collins in a moment of late-in-life crisis.

 

Review: ‘Insurgent’ could use more divergence

19 Mar 2015

Given that conformity is the scourge of the “Divergent” series and much of its young-adult ilk, it’s a shame that the films, including the new “Insurgent,” do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths.

 

Review: An urban myth lives in ‘Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’

19 Mar 2015

“Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" brings to life a haunting, fantasy adventure for the ages in one of this century’s most breathtaking independent films.

 

Film Scene: A Nimoy tribute and ‘Breakfast Club’ anniversary

18 Mar 2015

Those of you who caught last week’s Film Scene know we’re in the midst of one of those periodic slow times for adventurous cinemaniacs in the Coastal Empire (yeah, I still call it that.)

 

Zac Efron film seeks swimsuit-wearing Savannahians

13 Mar 2015

Rose Locke Casting will host an extras open call in Savannah for an upcoming Robert De Niro/Zac Efron movie.

 

Review: New ‘Cinderella’ excels with old-fashioned charm

12 Mar 2015

In this age of revisionist, modernized Disney fairytales, where we’ve learned that some of our favorite characters really aren’t what they seemed, the striking thing about the studio’s sumptuous new live-action “Cinderella” may not be what it is, but what it isn’t.

 

Review: ‘Run All Night’ has enough gas in the tank

12 Mar 2015

There are, if not 50, at least a dozen shades of world-weary masculinity in the Liam Neeson thriller “Run All Night.”

 

Film Scene: Time for a psychotronic St. Patrick’s flick

11 Mar 2015

​Those of you who caught last week’s Film Scene column know there were almost too many special screenings taking place around town to even fit onto this page.

 

Review: The jumbled machinery of 'Chappie' never clicks

06 Mar 2015

Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" is a curious Frankenstein. It's set in a near-future Johannesburg policed by robots, but it's not about law enforcement or social order. It focuses on the first creation of a sentient artificial intelligence, yet it's not about the consequences of this radical invention or the nature of consciousness.

 

Review: ‘Second Best’ Marigold Hotel lives up to its title

04 Mar 2015

If you’re going to do a movie sequel that doesn’t quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same.

 

Film Scene: Busy film week sees Coen Brothers, Orson Welles and more

04 Mar 2015

When it rains, it pours. Such is the state of the area’s alternative cinema offerings.

 

Review: O’Connell leads gripping Belfast thriller ‘’71’

27 Feb 2015

The grimly gripping thriller “’71” plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast.

 

Review: Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in sharp ‘Focus’

27 Feb 2015

If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what’s going on — when of course you haven’t a clue — that’s also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn’t it?

 

Review: Moore invigorates dark, messy ‘Maps to the Stars’

27 Feb 2015

“Maps to the Stars” is such a deliriously perfect title for a Hollywood send-up that it’s amazing it hasn’t been used in that form before.

 

Film Scene: ‘Spring Breakers’ may deserve a second look

25 Feb 2015

CinemaSavannah curator Tomasz Warchol describes "Spring Breakers" as his "greatest revelation of the 2013 film season."

 

'Spring break hotties' sought for Zac Efron film on Tybee Island

25 Feb 2015

"Dirty Grandpa," starring Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, needs extras to work on spring break scenes on Tybee Island.

 

Review: ‘Hot Tub 2’ gives a bad name to recast sequels

20 Feb 2015

Steve Pink’s “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” leaps forward rather than backward in time and sort of makes one wish the world had ended while it was en route.

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