Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Opening This Week: “The Master,” “Trouble With the Curve,” “End of Watch,” “Dredd 3D”

posted by Nell Minow

There’s been something of a slow patch at the box office for the last couple of weeks, but the fall season of potential Oscar-winners really starts up this week with “The Master,” P.T. Anderson’s ambitious new film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.  It debuted in New York and LA last week, got great reviews, and sold a lot of tickets.  “Trouble With the Curve” stars Clint Eastwood in a role that seems made for him — an irascible baseball scout who is losing his eyesight and has to find a way to communicate with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams).  Even the action crime drama this week is high end — “End of Watch” has Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as cops who have been targeted by a drug cartel, and it is written and directed by the screenwriter whose “Training Day” won Denzel Washington an Oscar.  Emma Watson makes her first major post-Harry Potter appearance in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” based on the very popular book by book by Stephen Chbosky, who wrote and directed.  Keep an eye out for Ezra Miller, who was extraordinary in “We Need to Talk About Kevin” and “City Island.”  Finally, summer might be over but there’s always another comic-book movie.  This week there’s “Dredd 3D” is a remake of Judge Dredd, a campy Sylvester Stallone film based on UK comic book about the futuristic lawman.  It isn’t screening for critics, so it’s fair to assume they’re not expecting any Oscars for this one.



Previous Posts

Interview: Joseph Nasser of "Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway"
Reserve Police Officer Joseph Nasser produced Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway to help raise awareness of the Amber Alert system. It stars Tom Berenger as a man on the edge, making a dead rush for Mexico and kidnapping two young girls along the way. He is hotly pursued by police chief Martha Geig

posted 8:00:33am Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

"Guardian of the Galaxy's" Awesome Mixtape
One of the many pleasures of "Guardians of the Galaxy," opening this week, is the soundtrack featuring some 70's classics from an "Awesome Mixtape" played by Peter "Star Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt).  Here are some of the highlights. "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede [youtube]http://www.youtub

posted 8:00:21am Jul. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Comic-Con 2014: Day 2
Day 2 of Comic-Con included: an interview with "Sharknado" and "Sharknado 2" screenwriter Thunder Levin, a buggy lunch with Boxtrolls, press events with the directors and casts of four films, and appearing on the Rotten Tomatoes panel, where each attendee was given a paddle with a ripe tomato on on

posted 10:04:47pm Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Thank You! This Site is 19 Years Old This Week!
It seems like yesterday, but it was 19 years ago this week that I first began writing reviews online as The Movie Mom®.  Anyone remember Prodigy?  The first appearance of my website was via the Sears-owned online service, so long ago it does not even turn up in Wayback searches.  At the time, we

posted 3:59:49pm Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Interview: Dan Cohen of "Alive Inside"
Dan Cohen is the gifted and passionately committed man who transforms the lives of people with dementia and other severely debilitating diseases.  He is featured in the documentary "Alive Inside." He is the founder of Music and Memory, which provides resources to help bring these programs to peopl

posted 8:00:36am Jul. 26, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.