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Monthly Archives: January 2016
Audiences are ignoring critics and flocking to “Ride Along 2.” Sad, but true. At least for Friday. Once word of mouth trickles down to the critic proof — got to figure that dog will lose its way. But as things … Continue reading
Kevin Hart may be the Hardest Working Little Man in Show Business. A new movie in theaters, two more due out later this year, he’s cashing in while the cash is good. But he’s running low on funny. “Ride Along … Continue reading
Animation studios cast Big Names in their movies because they figure there’s baggage — the good kind — attached to their voices. But not everybody is gifted with a naturally funny voice like say, a Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy or … Continue reading
As we all try to process the awful news that Alan Rickman has died the same week as his contemporary, David Bowie, the Oscar nominations are out. And here’s what the Academy proved. They let the Golden Globe voters basically … Continue reading
Action auteur Michael Bay handles the Battle of Benghazi like the political hot potato it is, turning this tale of the attacks on US facilities there and the death of a U.S. ambassador into a reasonably balanced, action-packed and fact-based … Continue reading
The 36th (Has it been that long?) Golden Raspberry Award nominations are out. Not good news for the likes of “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Sly Stallone. Then again, maybe Stallone will show up, a la Sandra Bullock, because he … Continue reading
Natalie Dormer escapes the sexpot ghetto the movies (“Rush”) and TV (“The Tudors”, “Game of Thrones”) tried to sentence her to with “The Forest,” a ghost story about twins — one lost, perhaps suicidal, the other hunting for her sibling. … Continue reading
A Dreamworks animator from Hong Kong and a Taiwanese screenwriter teamed up for China’s biggest home-grown animation hit, “Monster Hunt.” A monsters and martial arts mashup, it arrives on American shores as an animation/live action combo that loses something in … Continue reading