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Mud

Mud

Mud (2013) ***** Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions. Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Tye Sheridan (Ellis), Jacob Lofland (Neckbone), Michael Shannon (Galen), Sam Shepard (Tom Blankenship) Reese Witherspoon (Jupiter), Joe Don Baker (King), Bonnie Sturdivant (May Pearl). Running time: 130 minutes. (PG-13) Director: Jeff Nichols.  Jeff Nichols [...]

Tribute: Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Tribute: Roger Ebert 1942-2013

By Howard McQuitter II Film Critic of Film Critics When I stumbled on Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert on television discussing movies I was glued to the set -- a certain inspiration for me being a movie critic. I’d always liked movies since I was a boy in south Minneapolis. But Siskel and Ebert’s “At the Movies”,” Sneak Previews”, [...]

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner Howardsmoviecorner.com HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) **1/2 Warner Bros. Cast: Nicholas Hoult (Jack), Eleanor Tomlinson (Isabelle), Ewan McGregor (Elmont), Stanley Tucci (Roderick), Eddie Marsan (Crawe), Ewen Bremmer (Wicke).(PG-13) Running [...]

Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys

Stand Up Guys Stand Up Guys (2013) ** 1/2 Al Pacino as Valentine “Val”  Christopher Walken as Doc  Alan Arkin as Richard Hirsch  Julianna Margulies as Nina Hirsch  Mark Margolis as Claphands  Katheryn Winnick as Oxana  Vanessa Ferlito as Sylvia  Addison Timlin as Alex  Lucy Punch as Wendy A first [...]

Top 10 Movies for 2012

Top 10 Movies for 2012

By Howard McQuitter February 2013 will be 12 years since I’ve been with The Alley Cat.

Lincoln & Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln & Silver Linings Playbook

Lincoln Lincoln (2012) ****1/2 Cast: Daniel Day Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln), John Hawkes (Robert Latham), Jackie Earle Haley (Alexander Stephens), Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stephens), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Robert Todd Lincoln), Michael Stanton Kennedy (Hiram Price), Jared Harris (Ulysses Grant), Hal Holbrook [...]

The Sessions

The Sessions

by Howard McQuitter II The Sessions (2012) Cast: John Hawke (Mark O' Brien), Helen Hunt (Cheryl Cohen Greene), William H. Macy (Father Brendan), Moon Bloodgood (Vera), Annika Marks (Amanda), Blake Lindsley (Laura White), Adam Arkin (Josh), Robin Weigert (Susan). (R) Running time: 98 minutes. Director: Ben Levin.  Twenty-years ago I [...]

Argo & The Watch

Argo & The Watch

By Howard McQuitter Argo (2012) **** Warner Bros.   Mystery/Suspense/Drama/History Cast: Ben Affleck (Tony Mendez), Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel), John Goodman (John Chambers), Clea Du Vall (Cora Lijek), Taylor Schilling (Christine Mendez) Victor     Garber (Ken Taylor), Bryan Cranston (Jack O’ Donnell).Running time:120 minutes. [...]

ParaNorman

ParaNorman

ParaNorman (2012) **** Focus Features. Animation Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee voice of Norman Babcock), Tucker Albrizzi (voice of Neil), Anna Kendrick (voice of Courtney), Casey Affleck (voice of Mitch), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (voice of Alvin), Leslie Mann (voice of Sandra Babcock), Jeff Garlin (voice of Perry Babcock), Elaine Stritch (voice [...]

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection & The Dark Knight Rises

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection & The Dark Knight Rises

By Howard McQuitter Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (2012) * Lionsgate Films, Comedy Cast: Tyler Perry (Madea/Joel/Brian), Eugene Levy (George Neeedleman), Denise Richards (Kate Needleman), Doris Roberts (Barbara), Percy Romeo Miller(Jake), Devan Leos (Howie). (PG-13) Running time: 114 minutes. Director: Tyler [...]

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