Monster Madness for Charlie Day
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Monsters are very much a big part of Charlie Day’s life this summer. The “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star plays a brilliant but somewhat offbeat scientist trying to conceive a way to stop alien monsters known as Kaiju from invading ea [...]
‘Pacific Rim’ Goes Big and Scores
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Bigger definitely is better in the hugely entertaining “Pacific Rim,” a massive-scale mechanical-men vs. monsters blockbuster with a story as good as its special effects. Director/writer Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,&# [...]
‘Mama’ Delivers Family-Style Chills
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Jessica Chastain shines in this contemporary classic ghost story as a reluctant stand-in mother who has a violently possessive rival from the afterlife. The charm of this family-in-peril piece is its elegant simplicity, with a small cast that plays t [...]