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cinematic roots of: ‘Secretariat’

In Secretariat, a true story of the fastest horse ever to win the Triple Crown, his owner (Diane Lane) takes huge business risks to promote and race the animal in a time — the 1970s — when women making multimillion-dollar deals was not the done thing. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

The Runaways (review)

There hasn’t been a movie like The Runaways, one about women rockers that’s just as raw and earthy and tough and pitiless as the ones about the men are.

trailer break: ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I thought, Wasn’t there a Hannah Montana movie last year? There was, and even though it was just a concert movie, it made 31-freakin’-million dollars over its opening weekend. And it was in only 683 theaters, which figures to a per-screen average of a phenomenal $45,561. Which … more…

movie posters in London (part 2)

More movie posters spotted around London these last ten days. (Part 1 is here.) Very different from the ads I’ve seen at home for Push, and also: did they make Dakota Fanning’s head freakishly large, or what: Not a movie, of course, but what the hell. I get the sense that this is part of … more…

Push (review)

Dakota Fanning is the Littlest Action Hero in this disappointingly generic shoot-’em-up…