Daily Archives: May 23, 2013

Critical Consensus: Decent reviews for “Fast & Furious” and “Epic,” “Hangover” nuked

Notices for “Fast &Furious 6” are some of the better reviews the “Fast & Furious” franchise — a decent score on Metacritic and the RT Tomatometer. The reviews say the same thing, more or less, that I did — dumb … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Ridley Scott’s company presents — The Boss

The doc is titled “Springsteen & I,” and looks to be in the vein of “An Affair of the Heart,” only about Bruce Springsteen’s fans instead of Rick Springfield and his fans. It’s due out this summer.

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Movie Preview: “We’re the Millers” is Red Band worthy

Jason Sudeikis is the lowlife who needs a fake “family” to smuggle pot for Ed Helms out of Mexico. Jennifer Aniston is the stripper he hires to be his wife. Emma Roberts is on payroll as the daughter. This raunchy … Continue reading

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Might Christopher McQuarrie direct “Mission:Impossible 5”?

That’s the speculation floating around Hollywood. “Jack Reacher” did decent business, and that was the last teaming of Tom Cruise with McQuarrie, still best known for “The Usual Suspects.” All that talk about MI winding down as a series, at … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Metallica, Through the Never”

Know what you’re saying…”Another Metallica documentary?” Me too.

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“Bad Teacher” becomes a TV series

One of the better roles Cameron Diaz has had in the comic vein was this film, a raunchy (lightly raunchy) comedy about an uninspired, lazy, barely-qualified teacher on the hunt for a new husband. The NEA must have loved that … Continue reading

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Would this Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene have helped “Star Trek”?

Not a bad movie, as I said in my review. But not much fun, either. Nice of J.J. Abrams to drop this nugget on Conan O’Brien. Who remembered the redhead was still on?

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Jesse Eisenberg’s cure for “stage fright?” “Now You See Me”

Jesse Eisenberg earned an Oscar nomination playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In “Zombieland,” he’s the narrator who has figured out all manner of “rules” for surviving the zombie apocalypse. So when his clever magician, Michael Atlas, cracks to a cop … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Epic”

Derivative as all get out and concocted by a committee, “Epic” is a children’s animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be. Characters make sacrifices and die, miss their parents and mourn. And … Continue reading

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