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Neil Pedley

On the Road With Mariah, Maya Rudolph and Zach Galifianakis  (photo)

On the Road With Mariah, Maya Rudolph and Zach Galifianakis

If you’re a fan of road movies, then you better call in sick with a case of swine flu, as this weeks sees a lot of them arriving in theaters. For everyone else, there are docs on art and music, some European sunshine and a little smattering of domestic darkness. Download this in audio form […]

Going “Up,” “Offshore” and Down to “Hell” (photo)

Going “Up,” “Offshore” and Down to “Hell”

With Cannes now wrapped up, this week finds everyone on the move as a trio of Indian workers go to Michigan, Sam Raimi goes home and Karl Fredricksen and his yappy companion go, well, up. Download this in audio form (MP3: 07:59 minutes, 11 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Departures” Best […]

A Christian Baleout (photo)

A Christian Baleout

All eyes might be on that resort town in the south of France, but we here at home can enjoy another bumper crop of releases comprising both arthouse excellence and blockbuster entertainment. Oh, and the Wayans brothers have a new movie out, too. Download this in audio form (MP3: 09:25 minutes, 13 MB) Subscribe to […]

Cons, Corporate and Otherwise (photo)

Cons, Corporate and Otherwise

Your guide to what’s new in theaters this week: Offbeat foreign fare compliments star-studded domestic offerings, alongside some intriguing and inventive docs. Download this in audio form (MP3: 08:58 minutes, 12.3 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Anaglyph Tom (Tom With Puffy Cheeks)” Forty years after “Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son,” his […]

Chock Full Of Spock (photo)

Chock Full Of Spock

The arrival of “Star Trek” signals the start of blockbuster season (in our orbit, “Wolverine” doesn’t count), and the indie world wastes no time with responding in kind with a few big name players of its own. Download this in audio form (MP3: 10:00 minutes, 13.7 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] […]

Surfers, Dancers and Wolverine (photo)

Surfers, Dancers and Wolverine

With Tribeca well under way, there’s much in the way of art house fare this week for everyone with a rich international flavor. Go crazy! Download this in audio form (MP3: 11:33 minutes, 15.8 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “A Wink and a Smile” Seattle-based documentary filmmaker Deirdre Allen Timmons makes […]

High Kicks From Both a Chorus Line and Jason Statham (photo)

High Kicks From Both a Chorus Line and Jason Statham

This week brings a bumper crop of indie and arthouse releases with something to suit all tastes, even if their added box office is outdone by “Crank: High Voltage.” Download this in audio form (MP3: 12:38 minutes, 17.3 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “American Violet” In our politically expedient, hyper-ADD times, […]

Laughs, Loathing and Lyme Disease (photo)

Laughs, Loathing and Lyme Disease

This week finds a couple of small screen favorites treated to big screen outings, comedies both black and blacker, as well as the ballad of the real-life Spinal Tap. Download this in audio form (MP3: 08:04 minutes, 11 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” With its singer’s […]

Life as an “Interquel” (photo)

Life as an “Interquel”

This week finds us lampooning the ’50s, waxing nostalgic about the ’80s and lamenting the fact that Vin Diesel ever made it out of the early ’00s. There are also high school kids trying to get off, Brian Cox trying to get out and the finest nomadic goat herder rom-com you’ll ever see. Download this […]

Monsters vs. John Cena vs. Cindy Sherman (photo)

Monsters vs. John Cena vs. Cindy Sherman

A barrage of quality indie fare this week compliments a couple of seriously intriguing docs as well as some less than stellar genre fare as the blockbuster season of summer quietly inches ever closer. Download this in audio form (MP3: 7:51 minutes, 10.8 MB) Subscribe to the In Theaters podcast: [XML] [iTunes] “12 Rounds” It’s […]