Empire Control Room
"...Starring: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Michael Jai White, Anthony Anderson, Bill Duke, Jill Hennessy and Tom Arnold. Exit Wounds is a textbook example of how to revive a lagging career..."
"...Banksy’s work has always been marked by its politicized edge, one that mocks, criticizes, and inverts the status quo. With Exit Through the Gift Shop, the outlaw street artist makes a stunning debut into the world of film..."
"...Starring: Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio, Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd, Hector Elizondo, Stuart Wilson and Iman. There's limburger, there's Roquefort, there's gorgonzola, and there's Exit to Eden..."
"...Trailer Space clears out on October 31 to make room for an East Side Pies expansion. With its exit, Austin loses a unique asset: an all-in-one record store, music venue, and clubhouse...."
"...Some secrets, however, fight to be discovered, to return to their natural truth. Aleks Merilo's Exit 27 tells the story of just such secrets in human form...."
"...Worse: He's left the city, the entire state. He's moved to that City of Angels on the far west coast of this grayed nation of ours. I mean, he's gone to L.A. Josh Meyer, after more than a decade of creative fomenting and unforgettable theatrical production in partnership with his friend (and fellow University of Kansas alum) Matt Hislope, is no longer among us in this land of weed and breakfast tacos. But why has he gone? To seek his fortune? To seek romance, more like. The re-kindling of romance, to be precise. And to exercise a few times a week with Richard Simmons. NB: Those last two items are true but unrelated. So I figured a sort of exit interview was required here..."
"...He passed away this weekend.” So began the email this morning from Zeke Martinez. Another death to process, this one a bit easier on my heart, still bleeding from so many exit wounds this year...."
"...Ramont was honored with a Critics Table Award for his work on the two CCP productions. The dramatic nature of Ramont's exit owed more to private considerations than public, to feelings within the director himself...."
"...Jim Caligiuri’s work for the Chronicle laid a hard and fast foundation for the last 20 years of this periodical’s dancing about architecture (“writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” a musician once mused). Exiting is not only a valued storyteller and marker of history and events, but a comrade in arms...."
"...(It makes little sense in the heist, but at least it thrusts Union into a revealing low-cut costume for half the movie. Who says this movie isn’t thinking ahead?) Cinematographer-turned-director Andrzej Bartkowiak previously helmed Romeo Must Die, which starred Jet Li, and Exit Wounds, which co-starred rapper DMX..."
"...The screen ratio is 1:1, which is a perfect square, although it gives the illusion of the image looking longer than it is wide. (Unless you know this going in, it’s likely you’ll miss a few minutes of the opening reels while you exit the theatre to advise the management to adjust the lens.) At a couple points when the characters experience happiness, the screen ration suddenly pops out into widescreen..."
"...The prisoners are kept in window-encased cages with constant video monitoring, amid this open and openly brutal environment. Breslin is supposed to have a contact at the prison and an exit code to use if he needs to leave..."
"...Vaughn plays Dan Trunkman, a St. Louis businessman whose Jerry Maguire-like exit from former employer Chuck Portnoy (Miller) has seen little reward in the year after..."
"...Nao Ohmori (Ichi the Killer himself) plays seemingly meek department-store salesman and family man Takafumi Katayama, who enrolls in a yearlong S&M-by-surprise deal with no exit clause. Although he’s randomly kicked, punched, spat upon, and generally battered about like a rag-doll salaryman, Takafumi’s physical and spiritual joy-overload radiates, literally, from his face at every bruising turn..."
"...It’s just before I-35’s exit 201 that you see your first billboard: black, and grey, and “Go Spurs Go.” The support sits right before the San Marcos outlets and the Ingram Readymix Plant, the first sign that you’re in Spurs country, the first sign that there was actually going to be a basketball game in San Antonio last night...."
"...To sum it up, there is little that is unexpected in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Rather than an epic continuation of Jackson’s Middle-earth obsession, the film seems more like the work of a man driving around a multilevel parking garage without being able to find the exit...."
"...Fomenting dissent, 140 characters at a time, came easily to an artist known for such succinct images as the superimposition of his middle finger over a shot of Tiananmen Square. Ai’s body has suffered blows by police officials, he’s been denied exit visas, and he witnessed the government demolition of his newly built studio in 2011..."
"...Morrow’s attempt to negotiate peace in the region is fueled by oil interests rather than democratic ideals, and his mission seems eminently relatable to the present day. You’ll be forgiven (on earth if not in heaven) should you find yourself humming “Onward, Christian Soldiers” as you exit the theatre...."
"...High art is both lampooned and championed in Parker’s knowing satire. Goldberg is well-cast as the movie’s brooding musician Adrian, a “sound artist” whose sparsely attended cacophonous concerts drive even his otherwise supportive parents to the exit doors..."
"...There are no great revelations or titillations in the characters' interconnectedness, but I don't think that was ever Klapisch's point. Actually, his point is fairly obvious – and facile – delivered more than once from the mouth of the dying Pierre, who scolds those with fully functional hearts about their petty complaints, and hammered home in the film's exit music, Wax Tailor's trip-hop remix, "Seize the Day." For all the inelegance of the method of the message's delivery, there is nothing inelegant about Klapisch's aesthetic vision – the man has a stylish eye – or the actors' performances..."
"...Trouble is, no matter how much craft Thorne poured into this particular script and no matter how polished the noirish, literate dialogue may be, the end result comes out of the mouth of Wahlberg. That's not good, because the actor bites down hard on the words before they barely have time to exit his mouth..."
"...It’s sweet and old-fashioned, a little bit hokey, its pacing a little bit pokey. But by the time this imperfect little film wends its way to one of the most winning exit lines I’ve heard in a long time, it’s turned into something, well, perfectly lovely...."
"...Set entirely within the confines of a drab, generic parking garage (and occasionally in the equally dull, utterly random office tower above), it's a slow, steady, occasionally gripping yarn that builds tension via the most mundane ordeals of the workaday world. Angela, whose car won't start despite an early assist from Thomas, just wants to go home, but every conceivable exit is a dead end..."
"...Directed by: Áron Gauder. There's so much going on in this animated Hungarian feature that if you don't have attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder going in, you may well develop it by the time you exit the theatre, and I mean that as a compliment..."
"...Cottonfields and Crossroads is crammed to bursting with reminiscences of the family’s ill-fated sojourn to Nashville, where they were laughed at by the clueless country-music cognescenti; the hard-charging drive that was instilled in the trio by Ringo Sr.; and assorted incidences of discrimination before their eventual triumph. This is a document of persistence, passion, and some of the finest rock & roll since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely exit...."
"...Mol inhabits the role of Page like a second skin, and while she's not as curvy as the real thing, she's got the sassy, wide-eyed innocence down pat. Moving from Tennessee to New York to pursue a vague dream of acting, Page's life (before her 1957 rebirth as a devout evangelical Christian, anyway) is mapped out by Harron in a studious narrative line, moving from her "discovery" by the Brooklynese brother-and-sister photography team of Irving and Paula Klaw (Bauer and Taylor) to her eventual pairing with Floridian shutterbug Bunny Yeager and from there to Kefauver's Subcommittee and her eventual exit from the pinup world..."
"...Craig plays Layer Cake’s unnamed protagonist, a charmingly smooth drug runner who has decided to opt out of what he quite accurately views as an increasingly hazardous profession. As befits a character who belongs to one of the lower layers of this particular confection, his planned exit runs into opposition from all corners, including top dog Eddie Temple (a perfectly sinister Gambon), middleman pal Gene (Meaney), and violence-prone partner Monty (Harris)..."
"...Afterward, he rushes to the operating room to save the life of the peasant villager Joza (Cserhalmi), who’s suffered a near-deadly sawmill accident. Eliska is pressed into donating blood for the injured and unconscious man, but he exits her mind as quickly as her corpuscles enter his bloodstream..."
"...Daily, Tara Strong and Catherine Cavadini. I defy viewers to exit theatres post-Puffery without silly grins on their faces and the urge to save the world in their hearts..."
"...Starring: Jon Beshara, Eileen Brennan, Patricia Belcher, Jonathan Breck, Justin Long and Gina Philips. Jeepers Creepers may not be the most technically accomplished horror film I've seen -- some of the night sequences, of which there are many, have a serious film-grain problem -- but what it lacks in studio-level finesse it more than makes up for with unrelenting imagination and a creepily visceral punch that's hard to shake even after you exit the theatre's darkness for the daylight outside..."
"...Gun shy is right: This ensemble comedy-drama from first-time director/writer Blakeney is about as interesting as a mayo sandwich on day-old Wonder Bread. It's a downright odd hybrid of feel-good comedics and mobster clichés that leaves you scratching your head as you exit the theatre: What were they thinking? Apparently they were thinking that the world is in dire need of another film revolving around the precarious mental states of gun-wielding testosterone cases (this in the wake of Analyze This, The Sopranos, et al)..."
"...And then it hits you: God! What you wouldn't give to be back in college again! Rocking and debauching until 4am; wooing sexy French exchange students with made-up Derrida quotes; taking the film courses you were sure would set you on the path to becoming the next Scorsese … Well, before you go overboard in idealizing your collegiate days, make time for the bittersweet reality check provided by this trenchantly entertaining documentary. Now & Then is in essence a series of exit interviews with 10 Stanford University seniors who were previously the subjects of Geller and Goldfine's 1994 film, Frosh..."
"...Production designer Richard Hoover deserves particular praise for creating the look and feel of a giant, post-industrialized hellhole for Porter to chase around in. It's not exactly the Detroit of Robocop or Carpenter's New York escape, but Payback's milieu is as formidable a character as anyone sporting an exit wound onscreen..."
"...Murphy underplays his comic mannerisms, as if in deference to the belief that he is indeed playing a holy man. Goldblum, as is usual, conveys a thinking man's twitchiness but you suspect his eyes are just darting about madly in search of the exit signs..."
"...One way of looking at this, I suppose, is with gratefulness for the film's wealth of detail. But, to my mind, it is a maddening melange of autobiographical threads that lead in dozens of directions, like a maze with no exit..."
"...Probably the thing that will be remembered most about the picture is that it marks the (supposedly) last film appearance of legendary sexual-identity confusion queen Bridget Lin, whose wonderfully charismatic performances (usually as curiously asexual characters) have brightened many a Hong Kong movie over the past decade. Going into retirement to concentrate on her upcoming marriage, she deserved a better exit vehicle (don't they always) than this average effort, which, thanks to its delayed release, is coming out after her intended final role in Wong Kar Mei's brilliant comedy/drama Chungking Express..."
"...Hardly an uplifting theme to begin with, the film quickly bogs down in the depressing quagmire of Henry's delusions. Multiple slow-motion exit wounds don't add much either..."