Daily Archives: May 26, 2018

Preview, The search for a winning rom-com brings us to “Wanderland”

I recognized a Hemingway and Harris Yulin, but the stars? Tate Ellington, Tara Summers, Victoria Clark. Another Long Island weekend getaway comedy. You know the tropes. Oddly, “Wanderland” did not hit its April 20 release date, according to Box Office … Continue reading

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Netflixable? What happens in “Ibiza” stays in “Ibiza?”

How much longer is that nasal, New York princess drawled “Yaaaaaaas” going to be funny? Just in terms of cultural currency? It’s an essential comic component of the latest “Bridesmaids/Girl’s Trip” variation, “Ibiza,” now on Netflix. As in, the screenwriter … Continue reading

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Preview, “The King” uses Elvis as a Metaphor for the fat, addicted redneck slob America has become

Here’s a documentary/personal essay of the “Roger & Me” variety, a cross-country trip collecting interviews about Elvis, his place in the culture, and the America his rise and fall foresaw. Eugene Jarecki directed it, Alec Baldwin and Chuck D are … Continue reading

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Preview, So what accent is Jonathan Rhys Meyers slinging in “The Aspern Papers?”

It’s a period piece based on a Henry James story, so it’s about an American among the ancient money/nobility of Europe. Pairing Joely Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave usually pays off. The ingenues here include Poppy Delevinge and a Polanski daughter. … Continue reading

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Preview, “Christopher Robin” gives us The Disney Version of the boy who inspired the Pooh books

Ewan McGregor seems an odd choice to be the adult overworked and losing the thread of life Christopher Robin, the son of A.A. Milne who needs to get back to Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore when grownup life becomes too … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Solo” “underwhelms” with a $114 million Memorial Day opening, “Deadpool 2” falls off a cliff

Disney’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” jump started its “weekend” box office count with Thursday night showings, as is now custom. It has a holiday weekend all to itself as a new release, meaning Monday/Memorial Day, will be huge as … Continue reading

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