Daily Archives: June 29, 2016

Movie Preview: Dreamworks’ “Trolls” — Smurfy?

A fairytale-ish musical about troll dolls starring the talking/singing voices of Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, “Trolls” is a November Dreamworks release relying on names, tunes and toy-branding to attract an audience. Not a laugh is given away in this … Continue reading

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James Cameron agrees with me about “Force Awakens”

The weeks of abuse for this review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” seemed like they would go on forever. “Glib facsimile” became an Internet meme. And then, it stopped. Because others came out as thinking the movie was a recycled … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Legend of Tarzan” is the original “Planet of the (digital) Apes”

The Ape Man goes into the “Heart of Darkness” in this generation’s version of “The Legend of Tarzan.” Which is an interesting place to park a story and a character fraught with the potential for racist/imperialist undertones from the moment … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Now You See Me 2”

A tip of the hat, then, to Brian Tyler, the REAL star of “Now You See Me 2,” a sequel ordained by the same logic that gave us “Neighbors 2.” As in, the first film was just enough of a … Continue reading

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