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Movie Interviews
8:38 am
Thu October 2, 2014

David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star as Nick and Amy Dunne in the new psychological thriller Gone Girl.
Merrick Morton 20th Century Fox

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:00 am

You almost can't talk about the movie Gone Girl — or the book it's based on — without massive spoilers. But we're going to try with director David Fincher.

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TPR Cinema
9:46 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Sink Your Teeth Into Spanish-Language "Dracula," Oct. 30

Carlos Villarías as Dracula, about to ravish Lupita Tovar.
Credit Universal Pictures

To celebrate the spooky Halloween season, TPR Cinema is teaming up with the City of San Antonio's Department for Culture & Creative Development (DCCD) to host a community screening of the Spanish-language version of "Dracula" (1931) on Thursday, October 30th at the Mission Marquee Plaza, adjacent to the Mission Branch Library at

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Monkey See
8:39 am
Tue September 30, 2014

'Gone Girl': A Missing Wife And A Cloud Of Suspicion

Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) finds himself the chief suspect behind the shocking disappearance of his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike), on their fifth anniversary.
Merrick Morton Twentieth Century Fox

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 11:40 am

At the opening of Gone Girl, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is literally a man on the street. Standing by his trash cans in the half-light of an early morning at his gorgeous Missouri home in a T-shirt and sweatpants, he is what might be mistaken for "comfortable," but he is painfully, powerfully ordinary. And in keeping with the title, he is about to learn that his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), is missing. Suspicious to both the authorities and the audience, Nick has lost his wife to either an act of violence he committed or an act of violence he did not commit.

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Business
4:46 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Theaters that call themselves 4-D use lights, moving seats, fog and even sprays of water and air to give moviegoers a unique experience — one they hope audiences will consider worthy of higher ticket prices.
Ernesto López Ruiz Courtesy of CJ E&M America

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 1:10 pm

Some experimental features have been popping up in movie theaters lately. One of them is a so-called 4-D experience. It's hard to describe in words exactly what a 4-D movie experience feels like, but here's one attempt: it is intense.

During a recent screening of Guardians of the Galaxy in 4-D at the Regal Cinemas LA Live theater, the seat moved up and down and side to side, like a simulator ride. There were strobe lights; fog seemed to come out of the walls and little jets of water sprayed over the seats.

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Movie Reviews
10:04 am
Fri September 26, 2014

'The Equalizer' Pits Mallet Against Man And Man Against Corkscrew

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.
Scott Garfield Sony Pictures

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 8:40 am

"A feud is this way," Mark Twain wrote in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. "A man has a quarrel with another man and kills him; then that other man's brother kills him; then the other brothers, on both sides, goes for one another; then the cousins chip in — and by and by everybody's killed off, and there ain't no more feud. But it's kind of slow, and takes a long time."

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Movie Interviews
11:12 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

When It Comes To 'Gone With The Wind,' Do Kids Today Give A Damn?

A crowd gathers outside the Astor Theater on Broadway during New York City's Gone with the Wind premiere in December 1939.
AP

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 8:52 pm

When the staff at All Things Considered started talking about the upcoming 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind, it turned out that many younger staff members hadn't seen it. The film, which premiered in December 1939, is returning to theaters nationwide this weekend. But three-quarters of a century after its debut, is Gone with the Wind aging gracefully?

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Ask Me Another
2:06 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Random Questions With: John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell from the 2001 film, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Fine Line Features Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 28, 2014 4:47 am

Actor/director John Cameron Mitchell created the character Hedwig nearly 20 years ago in downtown New York City clubs, performing the one-man show about a transgendered East German rock star in full drag and with a killer songbook (written by Stephen Trask). Hedwig made her way to Off Broadway, and into a cult film in 2001, but she was never a mainstream hit until the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch reached Broadway in 2014 with Neil Patrick Harris in the starring role.

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Monkey See
5:39 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Mia Wasikowska On The Sounds Of Camels And The Lure Of Travel

Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, a woman whose real-life journey across the Australian desert is depicted in Tracks.
Transmission Films

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Mia Wasikowska wants you to know that camels get kind of a bad rap.

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Movie Interviews
8:46 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'

Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) made their film debut in 1939's Gone with the Wind.
AP

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 10:00 am

Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are one of the most enduring couples in American cinema, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of their film debut in Gone with the Wind, a tale of war, love gone wrong and tragic endings. Adjusted for inflation, the epic melodrama has grossed more money than any other American film.

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Movie Reviews
10:30 am
Thu September 11, 2014

A Barkeep With A Past, In Slow-Burning Thriller "The Drop"

James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy are bar owners that have a lot to be worried about in "The Drop."
Credit Fox Searchlight

The shadowy, tough-as-nails characters of Boston author Dennis Lahane are transferred to Brooklyn (for no apparent reason) in “The Drop,” a new film by the Academy Award-nominated director Michaël R. Roskam. Tom Hardy stars as Bob Saginowski, a bartender who may or may not have a wicked past. He’s so detached and unemotional, he keeps you guessing throughout the film. It’s actually a wonder that any of the supporting characters can manage to have a conversation with him. 

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