This Week in Fiction: Etgar Keret
In your story in this week’s issue, “ One Gram Short ,” a man hesitates to ask a woman he likes to a movie, because he feels that it implies too much desire or commitment. Instead, he thinks, he will invite her to smoke a joint. Do you agree with him that pot-smoking is more casual than moviegoing? The first time I smoked pot was in a friend’s apartment. There was a girl there whom I really ...
Love, Loss and Robots: Disney’s Big Hero 6
By SHAY COLLINS Disney’s latest animated release, Big Hero 6, tells a surprisingly realistic story about love and technology for a movie about a band of teen-to-college-age superheroes. Although the film indulges in fantastical and cliché plot devices at points, adult viewers can easily connect with its portrayal of grassroots […]
Chris Nolan explains why he kept actor’s casting a secret
(Spoiler alert: This column has spoilers about the movie, “Interstellar.”) Why was Matt Damon’s casting in “Interstellar” kept under wraps until recently? This question and more were answered by spouses Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, director and producer, respectively, of the sci-fi/adventure/drama.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Blu-ray)
DVD Talk Collector Series The Movie: Ninety-five percent of Thom Andersen's three-hour documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself consists of clips from various films, ranging from blockbusters to oddball obscurities, that are edited together with narration to explore the evolving relationship between the American movie business and its well-known hometown. The Toronto Film Festival saw fit to ...
Movie review: AY’s 30 Days in Atlanta is funny but poorly made
And the comedy. There are those (and they may be in their numbers) who will be willing to swear that 30 Days in Atlanta is the most fun they have had at the movies in a while and if you manage to ignore all of the filmmaking errors and production glitches ...
CIA reveals factual errors of 2012 movie ‘Argo’
The CIA spy agency has released issues on the factual errors of Argo, a Hollywood movie produced in 2012, on its Twitter page. The CIA took to Twitter on Friday to correct plot points of the movie, Argo, in a “reel vs. real” series of tweets.
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