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On Saturday afternoon I spent four hours watching Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down a Dream. If you’re a Petty fan, you’ll definitely find the Peter Bogdanovich directed documentary quite entertaining. The music, the story and great bits of film from the early days kept me from leaving the couch the length of the film!
I was fortunate enough to see Tom and the boys play at Winterland in San Francisco when I was a youngin’ – although I can’t honestly remember who the headliner was. I’m pretty sure it was after the first album was released, but don’t hold me to that. It’s hell getting old…
Movie review: ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’
Screenwriters Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck study teen angst, dropping a troubled boy in a psych ward, but it’s Zach Galifianakis who is the cure-all. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is kind of a perfect coming-of-age comedy, with its bittersweet fun set loose in the adult psych ward of a Brooklyn hospital where this clever case of teenage depression, identity and self-esteem is examined.
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This Week In Trailers: The Warrior’s Way, Carlos, The College Town, Cash Crop, 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way …
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