Tag Archive | John Cusack

Review: “Cell”

Review: “Cell”

In the years since George Romero singlehandedly created the zombie genre with 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead,” he befriended and partnered with horror fiction magnate Stephen King for 1982’s “Creepshow,” a delightfully cheesy and colorful chiller anthology. And though King has gone on to write and even direct more movies, he never tried his hand […]

Review: “The Paperboy”

Lee Daniels’ “Precious” was a messy, vaguely impressionistic, swing-for-the-fences coming-of-age film that, against the odds, struck a chord with highbrow awards voters, at least in part due to the perceived social importance of its 1980s Harlem setting and the public support of Oprah Winfrey. Now, Daniels is back with an equally daring work–“The Paperboy”–that will […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of April 27

Hello and welcome back to my weekly Box Office Beat column, the second published here at Critic Speak. Last weekend, I did very well with my predictions–in fact, I was one of the few prognosticators to accurately peg that Think Like a Man would be the victor–but I did low-ball the grosses by a bit. […]