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Tag Archives: Stand By Me

Matthew McConaughey starts 2013 with another great performance

A close backwoods cousin to Stand By Me (1986), Jeff Nichols’ Mud is an often moving and unpredictable coming of age story that benefits from some striking visuals and all around strong acting from its cast. Much like in Take Shelter (2011), Nichols is very interested in masculinity and[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Last Exorcism,’ ‘Flipped’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Last February in the heart of the Academy campaign voting season I moderated a few post-screening Q&A sessions with “Avatar” director James Cameron and various crew members. As we spoke beforehand one night in the lobby of 20th Century Fox’s Zanuck Theatre Cameron was bemoaning[...]

‘Flipped’ flops at the box office, studio cuts expansion

HollywoodNews.com: Rob Reiner’s 1950s/60s period romantic comedy “Flipped” will not be getting a wide release any time soon. The film unspooled on August 6 in 45 theaters in three markets – Los Angeles, Calif.; Austin, Texas and Sacramento, Calif. generating just under $600,000 through yesterday. Critics have mostly been split[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘The Other Guys,’ ‘Step Up 3D,’ ‘Middle Men’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Can Sony Pictures do no wrong this summer? Clearly it is the studio with the midas touch for the season. With no “Spider Man” in the lineup they have managed to deliver solid triples every time at bat even if they haven’t come near to a[...]