Monthly Archives: October 2015

Box Office: “Steve Jobs” underwhelms, “Witch Hunter”, “Kasbah”, “Jem” “Paranormal” tank

A big weekend for big or not-so-big budget bombs. Consider… Vin Diesel is not a box office star when he’s not behind the wheel of assorted Dodge products. “The Last Witch Hunter” won’t reach the $10 million mark by midnight … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Room”

She has been imprisoned for seven years, locked in a soundproof shed with only a skylight and a TV to connect her to the outside world. Her son is turning five. He was the product of a rape by her … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Julia” seeks therapeutic revenge for her rape

Julia has been raped. She is shocked, humiliated, alone and traumatized. But she’s not going to just accept this, and a future of victimhood. We can see it in her deadened eyes as she washes the blood and horror off … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bone Tomahawk”

Think of “Bone Tomahawk” as Kurt Russell’s warm-up for his turn as the grizzled Western archetype/anti-hero of Quentin Tarantino’s Christmas gift — “The Hateful 8.” “Bone” is an unflinchingly-violent and stupidly long genre mashup. It’s Tarantino without all the anachronisms … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Rock the Kasbah”

Bill Murray, a funnyman who long ago lost his fastball, was foolish to entrust his “comeback” star-vehicle to screenwriter Mitch Glazer, who never had one. “Rock the Kasbah” is an old school/Old Murray comedy, the type he would have knocked … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”

With “Steve Jobs,” his effortlessly brilliant portrait of the late Apple visionary, Aaron Sorkin once again upends the equation that points to the director as the most important creative force in a movie. Oscar winner Danny Boyle directed “Jobs.” But … Continue reading

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”” trailer — not freaking bad

Meanwhile, over at io9, they’re trying to figure out how to dispense with the”Luke Skywalker problem.” And they’re wondering, at Jalopnik, why there’s a Subaru Brat half-buried in the sand, in one scene. Perhaps all will be clear Dec. 18.

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Movie Review: “The Overnight”

The hat should’ve tipped them. The not-quite-hip/Orthodox Jewish diamond merchant hat. That’s what Kurt is wearing when he approaches Alex (Adam Scott) and Emily (Taylor Schilling) in the park. Or approaches their little boy, first. That’s a hint. Oh, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: “Goosebumps” gooses “Martian,” $24 million+

A Big weekend for mild frights, as “Goosebumps” gets a 3D goose and looks to pull in over $24 million, maybe closer to $27 (Saturday’s kids’ movies are always underestimated by Deadline.com). That will beat “The Martian,” which is still … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Diabolical”

The little boy knows. He’s  seeing things. “I heard you scream last night,” he tells his mother. She’s seeing them, too. And he knows it. He comes home to see paranormal investigators packing up. “They found something, didn’t they?” Jacob … Continue reading

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