THE LOVERS

Empty nesters Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) have been married for twenty-plus years but they have probably only been happy for about five of them. Now they awkwardly stumble around each other, trying not to speak and trying harder not to upset each other. The look in their eyes says it all. They have been doing this dance for some time now, maybe a decade, maybe more. They’ve got to that part in their relationship where every question is a clarifying one because they didn’t bother listening the first time around. And they’re not listening now either. It’s … Continue reading THE LOVERS

Movie Beat – 12.25.13

47 Ronin – A ronin is a master-less samurai, a drifter, a wanderer who makes his way from village to village, performing meaningless tasks for room and board. Kai (Keanu Reeves) joins up with a bunch of other ronin, 46 to be exact, to defeat a bunch of evil spirits and demons plaguing the land. Kou Shibasaki, Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, and Min Tanaka co-star. Writers Hossein Amini and Chris Morgan retell the legendary tale with direction from Carl Rinsch. Out in wide release from Universal Pictures.   August: Osage County – Holidays mean family time. Some of … Continue reading Movie Beat – 12.25.13