Sam Elliott’s fictional career looks suspiciously like his real one in slow-going indie drama
In The Hero, what aims to be a self-referential, self-deprecating, late-career look back at regret ends up as a frustratingly predictable film with an overqualified, underutilized star standing front-and-center.
Submit your film to ¡Cine Magnífico!, take a workshop in storyboards, sip margaritas while watching Hairspray or enjoy Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spanish.
Fireworks and Food
Independence Day around the dial
Odds are you’ll get your fill of parties and barbecues on Saturday and Sunday, and by the time Tuesday, July 4, rolls around you’ll be sitting at home glued to the idiot box.
This week's highlights include an army of lab-created creatures bent on destroying mankind, unleashing pet spiders upon one's tormentors and the creation and expansion of the crack cocaine industry. This confluence is not necessarily intended as inspiration for your next project.