Action Rod Lott
“Based on real acts of valor,” Act of Valor
may prove a better Navy recruitment film than action film in the short
term. While not the first movie depicting Navy SEALs doing their thing,
it's the first movie to do so starring actual, active-duty Navy SEALs. Seriously — for privacy reasons, their names aren't even in the credits.
Horror Rod Lott
As someone who loves mummy movies, I’ve long had The Awakening on my radar, but only now has the 1980 horror thriller come within reach, thanks to Warner Archive. While the film's rep isn't sterling by any stretch, I found it to be a nice surprise.
Comedy Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An
assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows,
the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He
spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing
of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
You won't find Jules Verne's name in the credits of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,
but so integral is he to the surprise-hit sequel that the classic
author is practically a supporting character, despite being dead since
I’d almost rather work for Tate Publishing than watch it again.
Comedy Rod Lott
you suffer an hour and a half down the drain; comedian Robert Klein
suffers the indignity of dancing in his underwear around a stripper
pole. You can forget it; he has to live with it.
National Theatre Live’s ‘Frankenstein’ is alive for two days.
If you love Sherlock like I love Sherlock, you might be interested in this filmed play showing tonight and tonight only: Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein.
To steal all the details from our own Gazette:
“It’s alive! It’s alive! National Theatre Live, to be exact, which presents the monster hit Frankenstein on theater screens at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow only at AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, Cinemark Tinseltown USA and Norman’s Hollywood Spotlight 14. Directed by Danny Boyle (127 Hours), this whacked-out adaptation stars Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Dark Shadows’ Jonny Lee Miller. Visit fathomevents.com.”
It’s my understanding at the two switch roles midway through the play, which sounds like Something to See, provided you’re not seeing anything at deadCENTER, that is. —Rod Lott