Bruce Joel Rubin, Matthew Warchus and Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Bruce Joel Rubin and Matthew Warchus Monday 23rd April 2012 Broadway opening night of 'Ghost The Musical' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Curtain Call.
Dave Stewart, Bruce Joel Rubin, Richard Fleeshman and Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Dave Stewart, Bruce Joel Rubin, Caissie Levy, Richard Fleeshman and Glen Ballard Thursday 15th March 2012 Photo call after the first preview performance of the Broadway musical 'Ghost', held at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
And in the end, the film compellingly explores the nature of relationships while quietly moving us to all kinds of tears.
So begins Robert Shaye's pleasant adventure The Last Mimzy, inspired by Lewis Padgett's short story Mimsy Were the Borogoves, which should do for sci-fi exploration what Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids franchise did for family espionage. The adults in Noah's life -- from his parents (Joely Richardson, Timothy Hutton) to his science teacher (Rainn Wilson) -- are too caught up in their daily routine to notice that the boy is changing. It isn't until Mimzy causes a citywide blackout that the military -- personified by Michael Clarke Duncan -- comes snooping around. The movie, at this point, begins to mimic E.T. without actually becoming its emotional equivalent.
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Watching Ghost again, 17 years after its release, it holds up surprisingly well. Or at least, it holds up as well as it did when it was originally released. There's a goodly amount of cheese on display here, but a surprising degree of restraint too. And that's down-right shocking: The director was Jerry Zucker, of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame. Ghost remains one of the few "serious" movies he's ever been involved with.
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Little 2 starts off strong enough, reintroducing dad Fredrick (Hugh Laurie), mom Eleanor (Geena Davis), son George (Jonathan Lipnicki), and adopted child Stuart (voice of Michael J. Fox), who's actually a talking mouse. Since last we met the Little clan, the family has added baby girl Martha, which gives Eleanor someone else to dote over besides her pint-sized sons. Speaking of, Stuart's depressed because George is outgrowing the novelty of having a kid brother.
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Deep Impact makes no apologies for being a sob-fest. I mean, how else do you smash a comet into the earth without killing off a few hundred million people, and breaking a few hearts in the process? As the first disaster-from-space film of the year, Deep Impact sets the bar at an interesting level. It's not an action film, although it has action elements. It's not a thriller, although suspense is in the mix. It's more a drama than anything else, the main story lines being a reporter (Téa Leoni) estranged from her father, a young astronomer (Wood) who finds he can't abandon his girlfriend, and a codgery astronaut (Robert Duvall) who gains acceptance among a younger crew.
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