Monthly Archives: May 2019

Sony Classics Acquires Un Certain Regard Buddy Comedy ‘The Climb’ – Cannes

Cycling buddy comedy? That could find an American audience. https://deadline.com/2019/05/the-climb-movie-cycling-comedy-sony-classics-deal-cannes-1202622085/amp/ Advertisements

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Movie Review: Evil superboy deserves a better origin story than “Brightburn”

We’re still in Kansas, Dorothy. But with “Brightburn,” we’re not in Smallville any more. It’s a twisted take on the “Superman” origin myth, an alien baby adopted by humans in rural America, raised on “wholesome rural values,” and yet when … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Swinging Safari” goes for down and dirty laughs Down Under

It’s a widely embraced truism that it’s a bloody miracle any of us who grew up in the ’70s got out alive. It was as true Down Under as it was here in the Northern Hemisphere. It wasn’t just the … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: Will “Aladdin” steal $60 or $80 on its opening weekend?

    Disney’s had very good luck with its live action (plus loads of CGI) remakes of classic cartoons. “Aladdin” should continue the box office domination of “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella” and “Dumbo,” with little … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein ‘to settle with accusers for $44m’

SOMEbody got off cheap. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48393721

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Danny Boyle Talks Securing the Beatles’ Expensive Tunes for ‘Yesterday’

If you’ve wondered how this feel good musical crossed that most difficult financial bridge, as I have, Billboard has the answer. https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/columns/pop/8512779/danny-boyle-yesterday-the-beatles-interview

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Movie Review: Firth, Schoenaerts and Seydoux face Russia’s “Kursk” disaster in “The Command”

The warning signs were in plain sight. Sailors were bartering to pay for necessities, including the booze for a shipmates’ wedding, because Mother Russia wasn’t meeting payroll. Maintenance had fallen by the board, and not just on ships mothballed because … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million in #MeToo Defamation Case

This one sounded fishy from the outset. https://www.thewrap.com/geoffrey-rush-awarded-1-9-million-in-metoo-defamation-case/

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Movie Review: German gent discovers the dignity of any job when he works “In the Aisles”

“In the Aisles” is a lovely German elegy to the nobility of work and the family we create while working. It’s a quiet, insightful idyll set in the world of modern retail, seen from the ground level — literally. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Preview, “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Good to see Linda Hamilton back in this series, which I lost interest in several “Terminators” ago. But this has the right tone, at least. Maybe.

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