"...Years later, Dave (Baruchel) has grown up into an NYU physics nerd and reunites with Balthazar, who gives him a crash course in sorcery spells (which seem to take much less time to master than a physics degree). Filmed in New York, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice makes good use of some city landmarks, though, on a more mystical plane, the film’s magic tricks do little to dazzle the eye..."
"...As Roller Derby continues to be one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, the Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced another expansion as 13 more leagues join the Apprentice Program...."
"...An aging Jewish baker in London hires a young black Muslim immigrant to help bake bread. Soon, the failing kosher bakery gets a boost in sales when the apprentice's marijuana falls into the dough...."
"...It posits a parallel Tokyo ruled by beasts and overseen by aging Lord Soshi (Tsugawa), and is rife with kendo-style battles over who is best to succeed him. (Possibly, they should try this in Thailand, where the ailing and beloved monarch is reportedly at death’s door.) Using old-school, hand-drawn animation, Hosoda directs with flair and interjects some excellent fight and battle sequences into what is essentially the story of a lonely little boy, Ren (later dubbed Kyuta, and voiced by Aoi Miyazaki), who is offered a chance to become the apprentice of the bearish samurai Kumatetsu (Yakusho, in full Toshirô Mifune mode) in the beast-run underworld that exists just behind the reality of Tokyo’s Shibuya district..."
"...(It squeals! It texts! It shops! It consumes everything it sees!) In our new tween-dominated star economy, with Miley Cyrus and other Disney Channel starlets printing money, I suppose it was inevitable that the shamelessly market-savvy Lucas would seize an opportunity to do the same. Enter Ahsoka Tano, a sassy young Padawan, or apprentice Jedi, who arrives (looking like a chorus member from The Lion King stage show) to study under the future Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker, who’s busy leading the clone armies of the Republic against the droid armies of the evil Separatists while trying to secure the safe return of gangster Jabba the Hutt’s infant son, who was kidnapped by Separatist leader and Jedi-gone-spoiled Count Dooku in an attempt to frame the Jedi and convince Jabba to open his trade routes to the Separatist army, thereby clearing the way for total galactic domination … not that any of that matters..."
"...That old bugaboo Freemasonry, with its mysterious levels of initiation and cryptic codices, is at the heart of Barney’s film. Sculptor Richard Serra is cast as Masonic architectural icon Hiram Abiff, with the Chrysler filling in for the Temple of Solomon, and Barney as the Masonic Entered Apprentice, whose constant sabotage of the Chrysler Building (he pollutes the elevator shafts with concrete) is David Cronenberg-esque body-mutation transplanted to a design aesthetic..."
"...The sheer vividness of her presence in Eyes Wide Shut and A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries hinted at something magical gleaming beneath the surface. But in this role as “J,” a self-pitying high school goth girl involved in a bizarre stalker/apprentice/soulmate relationship with a fiftyish clothing store owner named Randall (Brooks), Sobieski's gifts finally are in full, radiant display..."
"...Starring: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ng Man-Tat and Vincent Kok. Stephen Chow wrote and stars in this comedy about an Iron Chef-type cook who is stripped of his title by a jealous apprentice, who reveals the God of Cookery to be a con man..."
"...Now, in the spring of the new Disney era, the Mouse House has downsized the film from its giant format and released it in regular-sized proportions for another four-week theatrical run. Seven new episodes have been created for Fantasia/2000 and one -- the ever-popular “Sorcerer's Apprentice” sequence -- was borrowed from the original and placed in this new version..."
"...Heady and enjoyable as it is, GRIDLOCK’d is also, in many ways, a disjointed, shambling mess. Reeling from near-slapstick to stark realism to gentle buddy comedy, it feels very much like the apprentice work it is..."
"...Suffused with such images, Corneau's Tous Les Matins du Monde is a seamless study in contrasts -- lushly austere, expansively intimate and resoundingly still. Artfully photographed and brilliantly acted, Corneau's exploration of the relationship between the reclusive seventeenth century master violist, Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (Marielle), his two daughters, Madeleine and Toinette (Brochet and Richert) and his ambitious young apprentice, Marin Marais (both Depardieus) is a masterpiece of detail..."
"...“This one’s called ‘Scentless Apprentice,’” announced Deven Ivy, Residual Kid’s 17-year-old singer/guitarist late Saturday afternoon on the Austin Kiddie Limits stage. The 50-year-old near the stage smiled..."
"...The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adrià's elBulliby Lisa Abend Free Press, 304 pp., $26..."
"...– The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced the 12 latest leagues to join its apprentice program. Continuing the global expansion, the new leagues include the Gent Go Go Rollergirls from Belgium (who join fellow European apprentices the Auld Reekie Roller Girls of Edinburgh and Berlin's Bear City Roller Derby) and the first Australian apprentice league, Victorian Roller Derby..."
"...MORE MODEL/LAWYER: Imagine my surprise, after writing last week's little story about the model/lawyer on The Apprentice 3, to receive an e-mail from the model/lawyer herself, Erin Elmore. Fortunately, Ms..."
"..."The Donald," as he likes to be known, is the self-promoting, high-society celebrity who vamps shamelessly as a hard-nosed CEO on the "reality" TV show called The Apprentice. He also has a book out called Trump: How to Get Rich...."
"...Which brings me to my other reality TV obsession, The Apprentice (NBC). In this, two teams of type-A's compete for a chance to work for Donald Trump..."
"...It's his task to guard the secrets of his miraculous house – complete with wizardly library, shifting windows, and an overly loyal chair – with a little help from his platonic friend Florence (the always-magical Blanchett). You see, the very evil and very dead previous owner of the house (MacLachlan) has designs on taking back what was once his, and it will take all three of them – warlock, witch, and apprentice – to figure out the secrets of the mysterious clock he hid there before it’s too late...."
"...After a prologue about that election, Moore, who narrates the film in his typically impish but ardent fashion, asks his essential question: “How the fuck did this happen?” He then sets about examining some of the reasons, drilling down on election statistics and, at one point, even citing his own complicity. (Among other things, Jared Kushner hosted the opening-night party for Moore’s film Sicko, a broadside against America’s broken health care system.) The filmmaker also claims Trump only decided to run for president as a rebuke to NBC, which hired Gwen Stefani to appear on The Voice at a salary greater than what they were paying him for The Apprentice...."