INDIEWATCH: ‘Movie 43’ Mostly An Absurd Gong Show

“Movie 43” opens with Charlie (Dennis Quaid) pitching an idea to film exec Griffin (Greg Kinnear). “If I can’t make this movie my way, then I’m outta the biz forever,” Charlie says, and so begins the first segment in this star-studded gong show. “Movie 43” is an anthology of goofball, obscene shorts, the first starring…
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‘Contagion’ Has All The Symptoms But Lacks The Payoff Of A Solid Flick

“Contagion” opened at midnight today, and I was pumped. The trailer is action-packed, thrilling and promises thrills and chills (no pun intended), but the movie doesn’t follow suit. It opens to a black screen and the isolated sound of coughing. (Kudos to director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.) It all starts with one…
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