For film fans who admire good acting, and I do, the combination of Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Carnavale together raises my hopes. In "Danny Collins," they do not disappoint; in fact, they prove that such talent can not only convey the humanity embedded in melodrama, but also tease out universal emotions.
Album sales are down for 2012 but don't blame vinyl.
Hard as it is to believe, John Lennon would have turned 70 this October. So it's good timing for the release of Nowhere Boy, a British film about John's formative years in Liverpool, the development of his musical talent, and the formation of his first bands—all of this fraught with problems and marked by struggles.