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Neil Pedley

Running Late (photo)

Running Late

As we wind down to year’s end, we find Michael Haneke’s Cannes conqueror fashionably late to the party, while Paramount waited three years to release the Renée Zellweger horror flick “Case 39” and a mere half-century later, audiences will finally see the fruits of an unproduced Tennessee Williams screenplay. Throw in a pair of modern […]

Running Amunk for the Holidays (photo)

Running Amunk for the Holidays

Happy holidays, everyone! Those willing and able to drag themselves away from the huge pile of swag under the tree can enjoy the late Heath Ledger’s final performance, a Jude Law double bill and a drolly comic Romanian police procedural underneath among other holiday presents that await at the multiplex. “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The […]

Did You Hear About “Avatar”? (photo)

Did You Hear About “Avatar”?

This week we can immerse ourselves in tales of American sentiment, French fantasy, English history, Italian romance and alien invasion. “Avatar” After more than a decade on hiatus, James Cameron returns from his days as “King of the World” with a mind on conquering a few new ones in this sci-fi epic that the director […]

Full Contact (photo)

Full Contact

This week sees an impressive list of heavy-hitters make a late December showing as Clint Eastwood and Peter Jackson deliver their latest, Werner Herzog assembles the unlikely pairing of Udo Kier and Verne Troyer, and Tom Ford unveils his directorial debut. “According to Greta” Hilary Duff adds the title of executive producer to her résumé […]

Blue Skies and Black Metal (photo)

Blue Skies and Black Metal

This week’s slate gathers together so many big name stars in one place you’d think it was Oscar night already. Download this in audio form (MP3: 15:48 minutes, 14.5 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Across The Hall” A stripped-down neo-noir with a twist, this feature debut for filmmaker Alex Merkin began […]

Ninjas, Princesses and Old Dogs (photo)

Ninjas, Princesses and Old Dogs

Families arriving at the multiplex for a little pre/post-turkey entertainment have two choices — separate off into your respective age/gender demographics and indulge yourselves, or stick together in a tragic statement of family unity and purchase seven tickets for “Old Dogs.” The choice, it is yours. Download this in audio form (MP3: 10:52 minutes, 10 […]

Twilight of the Bad Lieutenant (photo)

Twilight of the Bad Lieutenant

Holiday festivities are about to kick into full gear, but you wouldn’t know it looking at this angst-ridden release slate, since the closest we come to Christmas is Nicolas Cage’s “Bad Lieutenant” doing a lot of “snow.” Instead, planets are discovered, new moons rise and suns set. Download this in audio form (MP3: 18:21 minutes, […]

The Fantastic and the Apocalyptic (photo)

The Fantastic and the Apocalyptic

Richard Curtis sets out to the high seas to rock our world, Roland Emmerich just obliterates it and Wes Anderson reenvisions it in stop-motion animation, while as a group of documentaries ponder real world issues of war, God, poverty and Glenn Gould. Download this in audio form (MP3: 16:59 minutes, 15.6 MB) Subscribe to the […]

Thinking Outside the Box (photo)

Thinking Outside the Box

A week loaded with oh-so-worthy awards season contenders is offset with the comic relief of Jim Carrey’s performance captured flailing, George Clooney’s self-deluded staring, and the teasing promise of an affordable(!) trip to the ballet. Download this in audio form (MP3: 16:59 minutes, 15.6 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “The Box” […]

Boondocks, Babysitters and Broncos (photo)

Boondocks, Babysitters and Broncos

A Halloween week surprisingly light on horror sees instead some romantic dust-ups, courtroom showdowns and an epic battle of egos waged across the vast cosmic expanse of time and space. Download this in audio form (MP3: 14:23 minutes, 13.2 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Aladin” While much of Bollywood’s output has […]