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Film Review: ‘The M Word’

Film Review: ‘The M Word’
Menopause may well be a universal condition, but the brand of narcissistic self-examination on display in Henry Jaglom’s “The M Word” is distinctly Southern Californian. One might even say it’s Jaglomian, given the iconoclastic writer-director’s prior forays into such delicate distaff issues as body image (“Eating”), pregnancy (“Babyfever”) and compulsive shopping (“Going Shopping”). For his 19th self-financed and –distributed feature, Jaglom toys little with his formula of actorly improvisations and a plot that allows for maximum use of his sprawling Santa Monica home (plus maximum exposure for ingenue du jour Tanna Frederick). The lively but wildly erratic result will surely please Jaglom’s winnowing fan base, while baffling most others and doing little to deter Jaglom himself, who already has movie number 20 in the can.

Jaglom, who started out as an ancillary member of Bob Rafelson’s Bbs Productions group (where he directed his one and only studio-backed feature,
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Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher star in the poignant period drama ‘Any Day Now’ Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, and Frances Fisher star in the poignant period drama Any Day Now, written, produced and directed by filmmaker Travis Fine (The Space Between). The film recently completed principal photography in Los Angeles and is currently in post-production. Produced by Kristine Hostetter Fine (The Space Between) and Chip Hourihan (Frozen River), the film is executive produced by Anne O’Shea (The Kids Are Alright) and Maxine Makover (The Space Between.

Set in the 1970s and inspired by a true story, the film chronicles a gay couple who take in a teenage boy with Down Syndrome who has been abandoned by his drug addicted mother. As the teen discovers the strong bonds of family for the first time in his life, disapproving authorities step in to tear the boy from the only stable environment he has ever known. As the gay men fight to adopt this extraordinary special needs child,
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New Release: Captain America DVD

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will add the 1990 adventure movie Captain America to its MGM’s Limited Edition Collection, the “manufacturing on demand” (Mod) program that the studio launched last fall. It will be available beginning on July 19.

The DVD will be available for sale on online retailers everywhere for a prize of approximately $19.98.

Matt Salinger is Captain America--the one from 1990.

Obviously aiming to capitalize on Paramount’s international theatrical release of Captain America: First Avenger starring Chris Evens on July 22, Fox is hit the archive to pull out the 1990 Captain America, which was directed by Albert Pyun (the man behind 1994′s Kickboxer 4: The Aggressor – need we say more?) and stars Matt Salinger (Babyfever). The story is generally the same as teh original Captain America comic, wherein a genetically-engineer WWII super-soldier emerges from a frozen slumber deep inside a hunk of Arctic ice to many years after
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