Movie Review: No Escape

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October 2015: Family Movies & DVDs – Goosebumps, Pan & More

New movies this month include a fresh take on Peter Pan, a beloved (and scary!) children’s book adaptation, and a reboot of the 1980s TV series “Jem and the Holograms.” Here’s a sneak peek at what’s new in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray this month. Note that release dates are subject to change. THE MARTIAN Not yet rated; likely PG-13 | In Theaters 10/2 (2D/3D) | Ok for Kids 14+ | 29th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels | The Martian During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew ....more

New Movies This Week: A Walk in the Woods, Transporter Refueled

This week at the movies, Nick Nolte and Robert Redford take “A Walk in the Woods” and Ed Skrein takes on the iconic role of Frank Martin in “The Transporter Refueled.” Limited release movies include “Before We Go,” “Dragon Blade,” Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine,” “Dirty Weekend” and “Break Point.” Let’s take a closer look at the wide releases. A WALK IN THE WOODS R for language and some sexual references | In Theaters 9/2 | Ok for Kids 16+ | Broad Green Pictures | Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels | A Walk in the Woods Ken Kwapis directs this comedy adventure starring Robert Redford as celebrated travel writer Bill Bryson. Instead of retiring to spend time with his family and loving wife Catherine (Emma Thompson), he decides to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2200 miles of rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine ....more

Trailer Talk: ‘Stonewall’ – Why Is This Movie About a White Guy Instead of Black Transwomen and Lesbians?

Our writer Danika McClure just wrote a great piece on the rampant...more

Whitewashing and Stereotyping in Film: The Real Effects

Hollywood has long been criticized for its racially insensitive casting choices. Throughout film history, audiences have been exposed to countless roles that should be played by a person of color. Additionally, minority roles have a history of being written as immoral criminals, or stereotyped comedic contrasts to their fellow white actors ....more

Dear GH: We Need to Talk – Sonny’s Bipolar Talk to Morgan Was Moving

Franco puts Ric in the hot seat | ABC Things are definitely picking up, GH, after kind of a boring slump. We’re getting closer to finding out who killed Silas, and it’s now looking like Madeline did the deed. Ric was arrested but released, with some mention of not letting anyone know what they were really doing ....more

Movie Review: Patrick Wilson as a Sleazy Politician in ‘Zipper’

Alexandra Breckenridge and Patrick Wilson in a still from “Zipper” “Zipper” was at Sundance this year and is now ready for theatrical release, although I honestly can’t imagine why it was included in the festival or got a distributor. Patrick Wilson...more

Robert Redford Returns to Comedy in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

It has been a while since we’ve seen Robert Redford in a comedy, and it’s about time. “A Walk in the Woods,” based on the book by Bill Bryson, also stars Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, and Kristen Schaal. Two “older” men, played by Nolte and Redford, decide to rekindle their friendship by hiking the Appalachian Trail ....more

Winning It All: Hope Solo on World Cup Journey

Watching the USWNT (United States Women’s National Soccer Team) win the World Cup in such a dominating way was something to behold. I don’t think anyone expected (especially Japan) a 4-0 score...more

RED CARPET: Laverne Cox Talks Tattooing Lily Tomlin in ‘Grandma’

Laverne Cox | Paula Schwartz Photo Laverne Cox plays Deathy, a tattoo artist and a friend from the past to Lily Tomlin’s character in “Grandma,” directed by Paul Weitz that opened Friday to excellent reviews. Tomlin plays Elle Reid, a poet and academic, who is a feisty, complicated and brainy woman, still mourning the relatively recent death of her partner of 35 years. After a surprise visit from her granddaughter (Julia Garner), who is pregnant and needs $630 for an abortion, the two go on a road trip to collect money from friends and acquaintances – some with whom Elle has a heavy-duty history – which they need by the end of the day ....more