Home movies: A Cat in Paris, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, The Invisible War, Her Master’s Voice, Madea’s Witness Protection, Magic Mike, The Mark, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and Take This Waltz

October 25, 2012

Some recent DVD releases: A Cat in Paris (Not rated, 70 minutes) — While I loved the hand-drawn animation and the oh-so-adult way the French have of refusing to sentimentalize childhood, A Cat in Paris is no My Dog Tulip …

Rear Window to Broadway

October 24, 2012

Good news for the extended BDA family. Friend of the program Jay Russell hinted at this during last year’s Little Rock Film Festival. From the Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A producing team has won the theatrical stage rights …

“Paradise” by Wild Nothing, video featuring Michelle Williams

October 23, 2012

Shot in LA, New York, St. Maarten & Niagara Falls, the video chronicles travel by plane and the paradise found just beyond the window. Three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams was brought onboard by director Matthew Amato who explains: “I …

Rapturous: the making of a Levi Agee film, part one

October 23, 2012

We won the bidding war for Levi Agee’s production diary. Yes, we’re gloating. By Levi Agee Big Deal American I’m sitting in my office in downtown Little Rock waiting for a rendering of a 3D pen writing on a napkin …

Remembering Russell Means: Good morning, graverobbers

October 22, 2012

I heard this morning that Russell Means was dead. I met him once. It was around 1985 or so, when I was a columnist for the Shreveport Journal, when I traveled to east Texas, to a small town that was …

Paranormal Activity 4 : Watch out for swaying chandeliers

October 21, 2012

The latest Paranormal Activity, No. 4, is unlikely to attract new viewers to this horror series; by now you’ve signed on or not. But there are reasons these movies persist, mainly a consistency and a determination not to overreach; understatement and adherence to form carry these films. Paranormal Activity 4 will please the fans, and that should sustain this low-budget, highly profitable franchise.

A Cloud Atlas journey for the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer

October 18, 2012

By Rebecca Keegan of the Los Angeles Times NEW YORK – As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, Cloud Atlas, directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering a surprisingly tough question from customs …

A public service reminder … Howl – O – Ween is Saturday

October 17, 2012

Hellbound? opens in Little Rock Friday

October 16, 2012

I know I’m going to Hell for not endorsing Last Ounce of Courage. Still, I really liked this one, opening Friday in Little Rock.

We’re not in Kansas anymore — wait, yes, we are.

October 15, 2012

Frequent contributor Dan Lybarger sends this along, with a note: These young people combined a routine involving a song and slamming plastic cups on a table at the Black Dog Coffeehouse in Lenexa, KS. The young woman had a lovely …