Daily Archives: March 25, 2018

Preview, “The Spy Who Dumped Me” pairs Mila, McKinnon in an August action spoof

Mila Kunis is the half of that Mila/Ashton couple that still has a big screen career. Kate McKinnon? She’s the star, the glue who holds “Saturday Night Live” together.” Lots of shots at movies, this one is the first that … Continue reading

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Box Office — The Movie Future is Chinese as “Pacific Rim: Uprising” earns $146 million…in China

As I said in my review of Universal’s “150 million worth of stupid,” it’s not really for the North American market. Like Universal’s “Great Wall,” there’s a shift in the cultural locus of both “Pacific Rim” movies. Whoever the “name” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Muslim Dutch girl “Layla M.” wonders, “To assimilate, or not assimilate?”

A Westernized Amsterdam teen struggles with her Muslim identity in “Layla M.,” the Dutch submission for Oscar contention in 2016. It’s a movie that squares off the pressure to assimilate with the teenage need to rebel as Layla, vividly portrayed … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Elusive jazz great is chased by his fans in “Flock of Four”

“Flock of Four” is a clumsily-titled but warm and likable amble through the 1950s LA jazz scene. Co-writer director Gregory Caruso conjures up a lightly amusing quest comedy that finds its edge in the subject of race, its warmth in … Continue reading

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