FROM James Rocchi
Film Roundup: Fantastic Four, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Ricki and the Flash A promiscuous girl, a gift you don’t want, an aging rock musician and a man actually made from rock are all part of this weekend’s releases.
Memorial Day Movie Roundup A scary remake, a disgusting sequel and a star-studded trip to the future are all coming to a screen near you this weekend. We talk about “Poltergeist,” “Tomorrowland” and “The Human Centipede 3” in this week’s film segment.
Friday Movies: 'The Age of Adeline,' Adam Sandler, and More It’s Friday, so it’s time to talk movies. New releases this weekend include the dreamy love story The Age of Adeline starring Blake Lively, a comedy about an immature man, the latest Adam Sandler vehicle, and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck.
Leonard Nimoy Dies This morning actor Leonard Nimoy died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife said he died of lung disease, which he attributed to years of smoking. Nimoy was best known for playing the human-alien character Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Although Nimoy alternately distanced and then embraced his role as Spock, he was a lot more than Vulcan. In real life, Nimoy was also a poet, a director, an author, a singer and a photographer. We remember him with a couple of our regular film critics.
Snipers, Best Men, and Black Hats We’re emerging from our post-Oscar-nominations hangover today, and ready to talk about new releases. We talk about what’s new at the box office in our weekly film segment.
Dumb and Dumber To, and More in Movies It’s that time of year when we already know everything there is to know about the new releases at the box office, because they debuted at festivals months ago. With a few exceptions, that is: We discuss one, Dumb and Dumber To, plus other flicks hitting the big screen this weekend in our weekly film roundup.
Tombstones and Maze Runners In our weekly film wrap-up: Liam Neeson’s latest action flick, “A Walk Among Tombstones.” “The Maze Runner,” a kind of Lord of the Flies meets Hunger Games. “This is Where I Leave You,” starring Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, and Jane Fonda. And a return to the Bourne and Bond movies.
Gary Groth on Fantagraphics and the art of the graphic novel Gary Groth, editor of Fantagraphics, publisher of some of the most notable graphic novels today, discusses the rise of comics, what makes a good graphic novel, and what his selection process is like.
James Mangold on 'Logan' and fighting franchise fatigue Filmmaker James Mangold has been making character-driven dramas for more than 20 years, but lately, he's been in the X-Men superhero business. In his latest film, Logan, Hugh Jackman plays the slashing Marvel mutant one last time, so Mangold wanted to make something more nuanced than the usual comic-book movie.
Understanding the conservative philosophy, and the fight over the NEA President Trump’s budget blueprint and the Obamacare replacement have revealed deep divisions with the Republican party. So what is the party’s philosophy now, and how does that line up with conservative voters? Also, Trump wants to get rid of the National Endowment for the Arts, which has long been a Republican target.