Daily Archives: December 14, 2017

So how much will “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” earn on opening weekend?

Will “The Last Jedi” open over $200 million this weekend? It’s the last blockbuster of the year, but will it bust the block? Box Office Guru figures $212 million, maybe $700 million during its entire US run. Box  Office Mojo … Continue reading

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Zeitgeisty “Oceans 8” poster predicts 2018 as the REAL “Year of the Woman”

Oscar winners Bullock, Blanchett and Hathaway, with Rihanna, Mindy Kaling. Sarah Paulson, “Awkwafina” and…Helena Bonham Carter in the Elliott Gould role? As the cast list includes Olivia Munn, Jatie Holmes, Dakota Fanning, Hailey Baldwin, Kylie Jenner, James Corden and Kim Kardashian…well, … Continue reading

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The Worst Films of 2017

The conversation among movie lovers and fellow critics (Sometimes those do overlap, ahem.) at this time of year turns towards “best lists” and “Who or what will be nominated for an Oscar?” And from there, the talk descends to that … Continue reading

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Is Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” a ripoff of this award-winning student film?

This won’t be adjudicated here, unless the screenwriters want to fess up in the comments. Or make a blanket denial. And it might not ever go before the Writers Guild of America or the courts. Even if it made that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Shape of Water”

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is a lovely but hard-edged romantic fantasy,  a thriller built on a sentimentalized science fiction fan’s memories of the Cold War, the Space Race and “The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” The director … Continue reading

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