Thursday, April 16, 2015

Star Wars: "Chewie, we're home!"

Must admit: After viewing the last few seconds of this trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, even I am super-geeked to see the movie. And remember -- I am old enough to have seen (and reviewed) the first Star Wars adventure during its original theatrical release many moons ago.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dennis Quaid gets pissed off

Dennis Quaid and I aren't exactly BFF's, but I have interviewed him on several occasions, and he always has impressed me as an unfailingly gracious and unaffectedly down-to-earth professional. So I can't help thinking that whatever made him angry in this video is something that would try the patience of a saint. Seriously.

Update: Well, of course it was a joke

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

About damn time: Animals opens May 15

Over a year after David Dastmalchian's semi-autobiographical drama Animals premiered at the SXSW Film Festival -- where it received a Special Jury Award, and garnered a thumbs-up review from yours truly -- the impressive indie is set to open May 15 in theaters and drive-ins everywhere. If you're a venturesome cineaste, you might want to check it out. In my Variety review, I must admit, I expressed doubt that the movie had much commercial potential. So go ahead -- prove me wrong.