Daily Archives: August 18, 2018

Preview, Alfonso Cuaron’s passion project “Roma” will be Netflix’s shot at an Oscar

One of my gripes in recent years has been how the major studios have shied away from working with established directors. They’ve treated people of talent and accomplishment as dispensable, an expense they don’t need. Filmmakers find their ability to … Continue reading

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Preview, Newlyweds try to make it through their “Paper Year”

  Married too young, TV gig falls into her lap, a first year of marriage dramedy like “Paper Year” makes it all look too easy, with the “obstacles” kind of artificially inserted. “You ever feel that sometimes everything is just…hard?” … Continue reading

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Preview, Cobie Smulders is a has-been rocker hiding out in college in the UK in “Alright Now”

I could totally see the former “Robin Sparkles” as a Chrissie Hynde type, breaking big decades ago, breaking up the band, going to school, still a bit of a hell raiser. Not sure if “Alright Now,” picked up by Gravitas … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Crazy Rich Asians” wins weekend, “Mile 22” and “Alpha” underwhelm

A Wednesday opening jump-started “Crazy Rich Asians’” weekend, as the Warner Brothers all-Asian comedy is on a pace to reach $31 million or so by midnight Sunday. That’s adding in a $21 million weekend, allowing the adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s … Continue reading

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