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John and Carolyn review Blackboard Jungle and Never Been Kissed

2 Days in New York

Sep 1, 2012

Julie Delpy again explores the dynammism of love in a big city.

This week, Kristin and Nick discuss new releases Lawless and The Possession, new Blu-rays The Lucky One and Battleship, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

John and Johnny have a hard time fitting Orson Welles into their show!

John and Johnny uncut on Touch of Evil trying to fit Welles into the frame.

Carolyn and John are amused by Killer Joe and love Pelotero

Ballplayer: Pelotero

Aug 28, 2012

An excellent study of Major League Baseball recruiting in the Dominican Republic.

Ballplayer: Pelotero
Grade: A
Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, John Paley
Screenplay: Documentary
Rating: NR
Runtime: 77 min.
by John DeSando

“It’s like when you go and harvest the land, you put the seed in . . . water it . . . and when it grows, you sell it.” Trainer

Premium Rush

Aug 24, 2012

Biking in New York City has never been this much fun.

This week, hosts Kristin Dreyer Kramer and Nicholas Herum cover new releases Premium Rush and Hit and Run, new Blu-rays Chimpanzee and The Dictator, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

John and Johnny disagree on 2012's summer movies.

Killer Joe

Aug 21, 2012

Noir dark and light enough.

The Invisible War

Aug 21, 2012

Moving documentary about rape in the military.

This week, Kristin and Nick take a look at new releases ParaNorman and The Expendables 2, new Blu-rays The Hunger Games and Jaws, and more.

On the Marquee highlights the week’s movie releases—both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray.  It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

For more updates and reviews, find On the Marquee on Facebook.

John and Johnny look at the career of  Tommy Lee Jones.

It's Movie Time August 17, 2012: Sparkle

Aug 17, 2012

John and Carolyn sing few praises of the muisical Sparkle.

Sparkle

Aug 16, 2012

It barely shines.

ParaNorman

Aug 16, 2012

Is it too scary for kids or plain funny for all ages?

John and Johnny explore the merits of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

John and Carolyn review a delightful and  disturbing documentary.

Dark Horse

Aug 7, 2012

This film can't even qualify as a dark horse.

Total Recall (2012)

Aug 7, 2012

Without Arnie, it's just a video game.

Ruby Sparks

Aug 7, 2012

A cautionary tale about getting what you want.

A vivid and ultimaely depressing documentary about greed on the corporate and family level.

Set in a high-tech yet shabby future, the remake of Total Recall is a fully realized piece of production design. But its script, credited to six authors, is more like a preliminary sketch.

Directed by Underworld franchise veteran Len Wiseman, the movie retains some elements of Paul Verhoeven's friskier (and more graphically violent) 1990 original. Yet it also makes lots of changes, notably by downplaying the brain-bending aspects of the scenario in favor of thought-free action. (Also, it never leaves a devastated Earth for Mars.)

Carolyn and John advise their audience not to watch The Watch.

Starring in the  Double Barrell Summer Western Series' McCabe and Mrs. Miller  at The Gateway Film Center, Warren Beatty embodies the best and worst of Hollywood.

Woodstock on a Rail in 'Festival Express'

Aug 1, 2012

In the summer of 1970, a train carrying Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buddy Guy and Janis Joplin rolled from Toronto to Calgary, stopping for scheduled concerts along the way.

Billed as the Canadian Woodstock, The Festival Express was a musician's dream and a promoter's nightmare. The train was loaded with musical instruments, food, liquor -- and a film crew.

The Watch

Jul 30, 2012

Four boy-men guard their neighborhood from aliens.

Fresh Air Remembers Actress Lupe Ontiveros

Jul 30, 2012

Actress Lupe Ontiveros died Thursday of cancer at the age of 69. She was most famous for her role in the 1997 film Selena, but Ontiveros also acted with Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets, played a strict mother in the independent film Real Women Have Curves and had a recurring role in the television series Desperate Housewives.

The Deep Blue Sea

Jul 29, 2012

Desperate love with first-rate acting

The Deep Blue Sea

Grade: B

Director: Terence Davies (The House of Mirth)

Screenplay: Davies (From Terence Rattigan play)

Cast: Rachel Weisz (The Lovely Bones), Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers)

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 min.

by John DeSando

 

“Love, that's all.”  (Hester responds to her husband when he asks her what happened.)

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