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In Too Depp: "Mortdecai," "The Boy Next Door," and "Strange Magic" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Saturday, 24 January 2015 15:38

Johnny Depp in MortdecaiMORTDECAI

Mortdecai, a Clouseau-esque slapstick about a bumbling art dealer and a missing Goya, isn’t so much a movie as it is a test, and one with a single question: Just how much Johnny Depp can you still stomach? For me, the answer turned out to be “more than I expected,” because while director David Koepp’s comedy is crummy in many ways, it did crack me up a good dozen times, and every time because its generally overexposed star did or said something that caught me completely, joyously off-guard.

 
Now Playing: Friday, January 23, through Thursday, January 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 13:00

MortdecaiFor show schedule information, visit:

Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Davenport

FilmScene, Iowa City

Putnam Museum, Davenport

Regal Moline Stadium 14, Moline

 

(Hyperlinked titles take you to Mike Schulz's full reviews; the IMDb hyperlinks take you to the films' Internet Movie Database pages.)

 
Where to Find the 2015 Oscar Nominees: Friday, January 23, through Thursday, January 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:45

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons in Whiplash

Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX

FilmScene

Putnam Museum

Regal Moline Stadium 14

 

(The hyperlinks below take you to the films' Internet Movie Database pages. Click here for the full list of 2015 Oscar nominees.)

 

American Sniper. Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, Regal Moline Stadium 14. Nominated for Best Picture, Actor (Bradley Cooper), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing. IMDb listing

Begin Again. Available for home viewing. Nominated for Best Original Song (“Lost Stars”). IMDb listing

Beyond the Lights. Available for home viewing February 24. Nominated for Best Original Song ("Grateful"). IMDb listing

 
Wrestling with Demons: “Foxcatcher” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:24

Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in FoxcatcherFOXCATCHER

Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher isn’t a horror movie, per se. There are no bogeymen, no cats jumping out from the shadows, and, with one crucial exception, very little bloodletting beyond that which could be incurred on a wrestling mat. Yet when I caught the film this weekend, it sure seemed like one, considering the collective gasp that greeted the climax’s simple yet surprising appearance of a handgun. Actually, it was more of a swallowed shriek than a gasp – the sort of involuntary sound you’d make if you were fearing the worst and the worst came, only far sooner, and scarier, than you were anticipating.

 
Tickler, Failure, Soldiers, Spies – Notes on a Quadruple Feature: "Blackhat," "Paddington," "The Wedding Ringer," and "American Sniper" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Saturday, 17 January 2015 19:22

Wei Tang and Chris Hemsworth in BlackhatFriday, January 16, 10:05 a.m.-ish: My first and final quadruple feature of 2015 (yeah, right) begins with the Michael Mann thriller Blackhat, which opens with the camera racing within a computer module and deeper and deeper into the internal workings of binary code, like a burrowing reverse of Robert Zemeckis’ introductory shot in Contact. At its climax, we discover that we’ve been watching the process by which a faraway cyber-terrorist sets off an explosion at a Chinese nuclear facility, and it’s a juicy, unsettling prelude – so good, and so promising, that it probably takes longer than it should to realize the movie is goofy as hell.

 
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