Monthly Archives: July 2016

Quentin Tarantino’s “Suicide Squad”?

Comic books and the ultimate movie nerd. A marriage made in hell.

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Box Office: “Bourne” opens bigger than “Star Trek,” “Bad Moms” is $26million+ surprise

The champagne is popping over at STX, the new kid on the smaller-distributor block (“The Gift,” “Free State of Jones”, “Hardcore Henry”) that thought an R-rated comedy in the “Bad Teacher/Bad Santa/Bridesmaids/Hangover” mold, one about Modern Motherhood, would hit. They … Continue reading

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“Hitchcock/Truffaut” documentary comes to HBO August 8

“Logic,” the great thriller director Alfred Hitchcock once intoned, “is dull.” So don’t try to pin down the geography of the long chase that is “North by Northwest,” don’t question too deeply how “The Birds” were able to pin down … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Bourne” to own “Star Trek,” “Bad Moms” could hit, “Nerve” won’t

Matt Damon isn’t winning universal praise for returning to “Jason Bourne,” nor is director Paul Greengrass. Weak reviews won’t give a boost to the spy who fears his government franchise. But it won’t need reviews to make money. Box Office … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies — “Bourne” and “Bad Moms” panned, “Nerve” a closer call

Actually, when you add up the notices, all three wide releases this weekend sit right on the cusp of widely endorsed. The dislike is lukewarm, the endorsements likewise. That goes for “Jason Bourne,” an all-chase, no character-development return to the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Digital dares give this one “Nerve”

“Nerve” is a thriller that almost lives up to its name. A jumpy and tech-savvy plunge into the Digital Death of Privacy that today’s youngest webheads/cell-addicts are embracing, it manages to be cautionary but cute, menacing but alluring at the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bad Moms” just aren’t bad enough

If only “Bad Moms” possessed the guts to live down to its title, the wit to deliver on its premise. An over-reach for a “Hangover” styled spin on motherhood with drugs, sex, booze and “experimentation,” it reaches “raucous” on occasion. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Ice Age: Collision Course”

They weren’t much to start with, but the “Ice Age” movies are officially two or three installments past their expiration date with “Ice Age: Collision Course.” A laugh-starved kids’ cartoon, it has nothing to recommend it to adults save for … Continue reading

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Movie Review — Disingenuous Dinesh is back with “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party”

There’s something inherently hilarious about the very idea of Dinesh D’Souza, a smug brown foreign person pandering to elderly, xenophobic white persons as he demonizes the political party that represents most other brown persons in his adopted country. Not as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Jason Bourne” again

The Bourne bodycount soars as Bourne bystanders are mowed down by that Bourne in a china shop, the Bourne who would be Bond, “Jason Bourne” for the re-teaming of Matt Damon with his best Bourne director, Paul Greengrass. It’s the … Continue reading

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