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Monthly Archives: February 2016
Years have passed and the love triangle at the heart of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is long gone. But the fights are even more amusingly spectacular and the visuals — every frame a painting — are as sumptuous as ever … Continue reading
You can’t go wrong starting your movie — ANY movie — with a version of “Bang Bang,” that seminal, signature Latin pop hit, the ne plus ultra of Latin Boogaloo. So “We Like It Like That,” a documentary about that … Continue reading
We tend to forget how godawful Eddie Redmayne was in the godawful “Jupiter Ascending.” I mean, we remember how bad “Fantastic Four” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” were and they shared worst the Golden Raspberry Award for worst picture. Dakota … Continue reading
A first — a transgender non-actress takes a big acting prize for “Tangerine.” Another boost for “Spotlight” — perhaps its final moment of glory, or one last Oscar best picture predictor. Idris Elba and the kid take “Beasts of No … Continue reading
Deadline.com is calling “Gods of Egypt” “the first big budget bomb of 2016.” That may be. But a poor effort, all around (including marketing) still doubled the business the heavily-hyped “Eddie the Eagle” managed on opening weekend. The all-star action … Continue reading
A tiny female wants to be a cop, but it takes the intervention of a politically correct mayor to make her one. She’s harassed on the job, and has to remind others than while it’s OK for her to refer … Continue reading
Can the fox and the rabbit be friends? The wildebeast and the lion? The sheep and the tiger? That world, Disney’s latest animated film suggests, would have to be a “Zootopia.” And it is. Until the preconceived ideas the majority … Continue reading
Swords and sorcery, sandals and sand — the genre nickname has changed over the decades, but the goofiness has not. There’s a long year ahead of us, but “Gods of Egypt” is going to stand out as one of the … Continue reading
Any minute now, Dame Maggie Smith is going to be named a United Nations World Cultural site, and finally get her due. Meanwhile, we can enjoy one of her great performances — as a rude, dotty, guilt-ridden and homeless bully … Continue reading