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In many respects, "Guardians," directed and co-written by indie wit James Gunn, and starring buffed-up former schlub Chris Pratt and Really Big Sci-Fi Blockbuster vet Director Mark Jackson's drama is a chilly study in grief starring Catherine Keener as a war-zone photographer shattered by her experiences in Libya.
Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn't been waiting nearly as long - but she notes her family dog is named Alvy, after a classic Allen character, and she can keep up with Firth in a spontaneous recounting of the bank robbery scene in 'Take the Money and Run.'
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Would it kill you to know that Woody Allen is just like us? He's got two teenage girls who listen to pop music on their iPhones.
Woody Allen has long been accused of wearing his influences out in the open, as in A Streetcar Named Blue Jasmine .
Dwayne Johnson tries, but he's surrounded by poor CGI and a terrible adaptation of yet another comic book.
Among recent Woody Allen films, the crabby but pretty "Magic in the Moonlight" is a well-thumbed playing card from the middle of the deck, not one of his fully good ones , not one of the whiffs .
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."
OROVILLE >> A fire was fought in the middle of the night in south Oroville. The fire was reported at 12:47 a.m. today west of the Memorial Cemetery, off Lincoln Blvd. PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket.
There's an exciting production underway at ACT Theatre that is of particular interest to movie aficionados.
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows director Woody Allen, center, with actors Emma Stone, left, and Colin Firth on the set of "Magic in the Moonlight."
Adam Jones Uma Thurman has signed on to join Bradley Cooper in John Wells' "Adam Jones" at The Weinstein Company.
Before he made movies - "Magic in the Moonlight" is his 44th film as director in 48 years - Woody Allen worked as a gag writer, then a television writer, then a stand-up comic.
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