“The pit wants what it wants”: the Little Rock Horror Picture Show is coming up March 22-24th, maybe some work in it for you?

February 21, 2013

By Levi Agee blood, dirt & angels The Little Rock Horror Picture Show is coming up soon, March 22-24th, at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint in North Little Rock. According to Brooke Duszota they are casting a promotional …

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

February 20, 2013

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Happy sad happy — CBS Films acquires the rights to Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis

February 19, 2013

CBS Films has landed domestic distribution rights to Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, their first film since 2010’s True Grit and your monkey’s most anticipated forthcoming 2013 film. Oscar Isaac stars as the (presumably) Dylanesque title character in …

BDA home movies: Alex Cross, Deadfall, Here Comes the Boom, Hello, I Must Be Going, The Liability, Little White Lies, Paul Williams Still Alive, and To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America

February 19, 2013

Monkey mea culpa: I’m just a little bit behind with these.Though I would point out we’ve now got Karen Martin’s HomeMovies column running each week int he newspaper. Alex Cross (PG-13, 101) — In which Renaissance dude Tyler Perry slips …

A film historian looks at Hollywood’s long love affair with matrimony

February 19, 2013

Monkey note: This is one I meant to cover in my last books column. But I didn’t have space, or time. By Susan King of the Los Angeles Times Jeanine Basinger’s I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage …

A Visit from the Goon Squad author Jennifer Egan at UCA

February 18, 2013

Press release follows. By Dannielle Douglas UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels and short stories, will be at the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Feb. 26-27. Garry …

Escape From Planet Earth

February 18, 2013

Escape From Planet Earth Grade: 74 Cast: (voices of) Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, William Shatner, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Jessica Parker, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Chris Robinson, Steve Zahn, Jessica Alba Director:Cal Bunker Rating: PG,for mild rude humor and action. Running …

Adventures in Barrywood: Could we have a repeat of Shakespeare in Love’s upset at this year’s Oscars?

February 18, 2013

By Barry Koltnowin The Orange County Register For the sake of discussion, let’s just say that Shakespeare in Love stole the 1999 best picture Oscar from Saving Private Ryan. I’m not accusing anybody of anything, but I am suggesting that …

Romanian movie Child’s Pose wins at Berlin fest

February 17, 2013

By Geir Moulson of the Associated Press BERLIN — A Romanian drama that centers on a woman’s effort to cover up her son’s responsibility for an accident in which a boy is fatally injured won the Berlin film festival’s top …

Coming attractions: Sister Rosetta Tharpe on PBS

February 17, 2013

Watch Trailer: The Godmother of Rock & Roll on PBS. See more from American Masters. American Masters Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll premieres February 22 at 9pm on PBS — locally on AETN — in honor …