Leading lady nostalgic about stars from TV's best Westerns
Updated 6/14/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
Multimillionaire Howard Hughes was one of the world’s biggest celebrities. Giant gorilla Mighty Joe Young was one of its biggest apes. Five-foot-2 Terry Moore could handle both of them.
Film Review: Rapture, Rogen collide in "This is the End"
Published 6/13/2013 at 6:51 p.m. 0 comments
If the actual apocalypse arrives soon, it will find “This Is the End” a hard act to follow. A rip-roaring fire-and-brimstone comedy with shocks and special effects that are more startling if not more “realistic” than those found in “serious” ...
Film Review: After 18 years, 'Midnight' is here
Published 6/13/2013 at 3:57 p.m. 0 comments
For some moviegoers, the most anticipated sequel of the summer of 2013 is not “Iron Man 3” or “The Hangover Part III” but “Before Midnight,” the third chapter in a series that began with “Before Sunrise” in 1995 and continued ...
Kids cult classic showing
on massive ballpark screen
Published 6/13/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
For one day, at least, the Memphis Redbirds are asking you to root, root, root for a home team that includes such players as Ham, Squints, Benny the Jet and Scotty Smalls.
Basketball lovers chart vibrant N.Y.
Updated 6/13/2013 at 12:06 a.m. 0 comments
A product of Grizzlies guard Tony Allen’s off-the-cuff eloquence, “grit and grind” has become a Memphis basketball mantra.
'Frances Ha' a funny charmer
Published 6/6/2013 at 6:41 p.m. 0 comments
As a love letter from director to star, the delightful, funny, clever and wise “Frances Ha” surpasses even its obvious inspiration, Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall.”
Blume blooms onscreen
Published 6/6/2013 at 4:45 p.m. 0 comments
Reading Judy Blume novels — 1970s “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret,” 1974’s “Blubber” -- has been a rite of passage for girls for decades.
Tough-guy actor Robert Loggia featured at Memphis Film Festival
Published 6/6/2013 at 4:31 p.m. 0 comments
Cowboys, outlaws, sidekicks, pinup girls and other familiar movie types are easy to find at the Memphis Film Festival, the region’s long-running celebration of classic cinema and vintage television. Oscar winners and nominees? They’re usually in shorter supply.
Orpheum summer series tracks evolution of cinema
Updated 6/6/2013 at 12:54 a.m. 0 comments
The Orpheum’s popular Summer Movie Series returns Friday with a twist — and a bit of a mission.
Film Review: The naked truth about 'Renoir'
Published 5/31/2013 at 3:42 p.m. 0 comments
“Renoir,” a film inspired by the final years of the French Impressionist painter Pierre-Augustine Renoir, has been rated R for what the motion picture Classification & Ratings Administration defines as “art-related nudity.”
Film review: A father-son sci-fi saga
Published 5/30/2013 at 6:34 p.m. 0 comments
Some parents post their children’s piano recitals, school plays and sports accomplishments on YouTube. If you’re richer than God, however, you have access to more impressive entertainment platforms. You can produce a movie for your kid.
Film Review: Cashing in down on the farm
Published 5/24/2013 at 1:10 p.m. 0 comments
“At Any Price” casts Dennis Quaid as Henry Whipple, a big-business family farmer and salesman of genetically modified corn seeds. Like the stereotype of a used-car dealer, this modern farmer is so slick and insincere that he literally slicks his ...
Film Review: Faster and Furiouser
Published 5/24/2013 at 12:32 p.m. 0 comments
Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are so pumped up, so anatomically inflated and unlikely that when they have a confrontation in “Fast & Furious 6,” it’s like watching a pair of unmoored Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons bump ...
Malco Ridgeway adds grill, fryer to credits
Published 5/21/2013 at 5:53 p.m. 0 comments
Chew on this, movie lovers: The Malco Ridgeway Four is being “rebranded” as the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill.
Memphis' Bill Kendall: eccentric champion of art cinema
Published 5/17/2013 at 7:16 p.m. 1 comment
Fearless and flamboyant, the late William Kendall was an outspoken champion of art cinema and gay pride at a time when both concepts were met with suspicion or even hostility by most Memphians.
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