Grandma

Film The Madman

★★★ 3/4


Simple, bittersweet, and moving, Paul Weitz’s Grandma works not because of the supremely progressive nature of its subject matter, but because it presents these themes in such a quaint, old-fashioned way. It’s a trip through an über-liberal worldview presented as a classic cranky-old-person comedy, Archie Bunker as filtered through Rachel Maddow and The Feminine Mystique.

Elle (Tomlin) is a washed-up poet and academic with a vicious streak she uses to seal herself off from the quotidian trivialities of normal human interaction. Particularly cruel is the way she breaks up with her much younger current lover Olivia (Judy Greer), telling her “You’re a footnote,” before ordering her to leave her house key on the coffee table. Elle has found herself increasingly isolated after the death of her longtime girlfriend—the two were together for almost four decades—and is now severing whatever ties to the rest of the world she…

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Hugh Jackman Brings ‘Pan’ to Hongkong, Joins the Dragon Parade

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Global superstar Hugh Jackman, who plays the fearsome pirate Blackbeard in Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming action-adventure “Pan,” was in Hong Kong Sept. 28 to meet fans and spearhead the Asian launch of the highly-anticipated film.

Hugh Jackman at Hong Kong junket for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and RatPac-Dune Entertainment ‘s action adventure “PAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Hugh Jackman at Hong Kong junket for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and RatPac-Dune Entertainment ‘s action adventure “PAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

After a meet and greet with fans in Times Square, Jackman became the first international star ever to participate in the Chinese Mid Autumn Festival celebration in Hong Kong, the Fire Dragon Festival. As a special honor, Jackman was asked to hold the Fire Dragon’s pearl in the parade.

“Pan” is a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie. The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund as James Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney…

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Check out the awesome illustrated poster for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Christopher Landon’s Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is arriving just in time for Halloween, so what better way to celebrate its oncoming release than with a totally kick ass new illustrated poster?! And because zombies have been shambling their rotting corpses through cinema for a very long time, I can’t think of a better poster treatment for a movie about boy scouts fighting the undead. I couldn’t track down the artist’s name for this piece, so if any of you happen to come by it please let me know!

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