Why "The Lion King?" Why now? Seventeen years after the film
entered the ranks of Disney animated classics, its 3D re-release last weekend
shot to the top of the box office with a $29.3 million take. You'd think that by now that every parent in the world has seen the DVD a
million times already with their kids.
After eleven years the Roxbury International Film Festival
looks like its going to expand its boundaries, and not just by adding the word
"International" to the title. They've got around fifty titles in their program
from several different countries and it runs from July 29 to August 1 at a
number of local venues including the MFA, the Wentworth Institute, Mass College
of Art, and others.
Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" now has a
local opening date - October 23 at the Kendall Square Theatre. Which reminds
that it's been a while since I did an Antichrist/Google check, in which I
insert the name of someone who is rumored to be the Antichrist onto Google and
see how many hits come up.
You might recall back in August 2008,
before the election, I Googled "Barack Obama" and "Antichrist" and came up with