Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Netflixable? “Anon” puts Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried in an Andrew “Gattaca” Niccol film

Every day I sit down with some piece of cinema or other and puzzle over the last of that movie’s opening credits. “Directed by…Joe and Anthony Russo, Olivia Milch, Deon Taylor.” Who? A generation, maybe two generations, of accomplished, smart … Continue reading

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Preview, Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette in an Iraq War drama? “The Yellow Birds”

Old enough to play a soldier’s mom, now. A good stretch for Aniston. Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, also stars. Looks challenging, intense. Tye Sheridan, Jason Patric and Jack Huston also star.

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Movie Review: Joaquin Phoenix makes a perfectly haunted hit-man in “You Were Never Really Here”

Joaquin Phoenix makes a triumphant return to the big screen with the haunting, harrowing and hallucinatory “You Were Never Really Here,” a hit man thriller from the director of “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” Lynne Ramsey, working from a … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: How low will “Infinity War” go? Will audiences dive into “Overboard?” Will “Tully” find its sweet spot?

That damned “Avengers: Infinity War” swallowed the last vestige of box office innocence with its record-breaking $258 million opening last weekend. It’s earned $340-350 million in the U.S. alone. In a week! Surely this cannot continue. Unsustainable. All that. I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Theron, Davis team up on the horrors of motherhood with “Tully”

I must confess to being mostly immune to the charms of “Tully,” basically “Nanny McPhee” as filtered through the foul-mouthed whimsy of Diablo Cody. Screenwriter Cody re-teams with her “Juno” and “Young Adult” director, Jason Reitman and they both take … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bad Samaritan,” worse acting

New-to-the-business Electric Entertainment Studios wisely chose to center all the advertising and hype for their serial killer thriller “Bad Samaritan” around the villain. David Tennant is the most popular “Doctor Who” of recent vintage, a regular of British TV and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Derbez goes Down for the Third Time in “Overboard”

About ready to toss in la toalla on the North of the Border experiment with Mexico’s likable comic Eugenio Derbez. The sweet-nature of his learn-to-be-a-dad farce “Instructions Not Included” are a distant memory, and “How to Be a Latin Lover” … Continue reading

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