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Week of April 8, 2013

Next week is the last week for TALES FROM THE GRIPS.   Well, kinda. Next Monday marks the launch of SIFTER, an exciting reboot for TVJerry.   The James River Film Festival celebrates 20 years with lots of cool screenings and visiting filmmakers (4/11 – 17). Just a few of the highlights: founding Slave-Pit members Don Drakulich & Mike Bishop present a retrospective of GWAR’s 28-... »

Like Someone In Love

Like Someone In Love

This is painful on every level. Read if you wanna share my pain. »

Any Day Now (review)

Any Day Now (review)

It’s 1979 and Alan Cumming’s character is making his meager living as a drag performer. He quickly meets a shy closeted hunk (Garret Dillahunt) and they end up fighting for custody of an abandoned teen with Down syndrome. This is an affecting and sweet drama that’s elevated by Cumming’s feisty performance (and wonderful singing), Dillahunt’s lovable charm and Isaac Le... »

Week of April 1, 2013

Remember tape? Scott Witthaus recently came across 4 brand new Sony 64-minute Digital Betacam tapes. Send an email If you want them (free) and you can reminisce about the old days.   Lockwood Broadcast Group is looking for a Master Control Operator, includes operation of broadcast automation systems, editing on-air playlist, live on-air switching and more. Full time with varied shifts includi... »

Broken City

Broken City

 Mark Wahlberg plays a hardened NYC cop (is there any other kind?), who turns private detective after an on-duty controversy. He’s hired by the city’s sketchy mayor (Russell Crowe) to conduct a personal investigation. This results in the inevitable paranoid political complications. While nothing here is particularly original or surprising, it’s well crafted and never drags or los... »

Barbara

Barbara

European in so many ways. »

Mama

Mama

For 5 years, 2 little girls are raised in the woods by a ghostly specter. When they’re returned to civilization, they move in with their uncle (Nikolaj Coster Waldau) and his girlfriend (Jessica Chastain). Of course, their “mama” comes with them. This is a relatively well-told ghost story with a creepy atmosphere, some nice surprises and a few good scares. Since there’s onl... »

Week of March 25, 2013

Another new proco in town? Details soon.   Watch and listen to Secretly Y’all storytellers weave tales from the South to the backdrop of “Down By Law” (shown without sound) at Southern Culture Gone Noir: Storytelling + Film. 3/29, 6-9, VMFA, $6 (VMFA members $4) Bring your own story!   Here’s a different approach for actors: write your own material. 4/1, 7:30 – 9:30pm, Artwor... »

Week of March 18, 2013

You may remember a scoop I mentioned in January for “Company Town,” a TV pilot being shot in Hampton Roads this spring. It will air on the CW Network and is directed by Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray). They had a casting this weekend and I sent out Poop Alert to my registered readers.   All of this week is castings:   Open call... »

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

Yet another Hollywoodization of a classic tale. The titular character gets his beans and a princess to rescue from the land of giants. It gets off to a slow start and stays that way. The action is very PG, which means noisy and dull. Although it’s not terrible, there’s nothing about this movie shows much imagination and the giants are staggeringly fake. A giant yawn. Movie website &nbs... »

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