Daily Archives: May 22, 2019

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie “Tenet” finishes casting and starts filming

Nolan’s good luck charm Michael Caine, heard but not seen in “Dunkirk” joins John David Washington & Co. in this global espionage thriller. Https://deadline.com/2019/05/christopher-nolan-tenet-movie-cast-release-date-1202620596/

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Preview, “Terminator: Dark Fate” puts Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Conner back into battle

The trailer to this Nov. 1 release will post Thursday evening at this address. The director of “Deadpool” is behind the camera, and Linda H and ancient Ah-nuld are in front of it. Mackenzie Davis (“The Martian”) is in it, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Into the Mirror”

It is very late in the gender identity game to be conjuring up an ethereal fever dream of what’s going on in the head of someone “transitioning,” or thinking about it. But the British drama “Into the Mirror” manages it … Continue reading

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Preview, “International” trailer helps sell buddy action comedy “Stuber”

Dave Bautista’s a gonzo cop whose Lasik doesn’t impede his need to kick ass and take prisoners, but it does mean he needs to take…Uber. Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick”) is the careful, considerate not-quite-a-stereotype hapless driver summoned to help … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Disney’s pointless “Aladdin” remake isn’t a dud

The romantic leads are engaging and can sing, one of them a lot better than the other. The production is eye-popping, visually, more India than Arabia — Guy Ritchie frenetic at times, and mildly amusing. And Will Smith gets to … Continue reading

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Streaming Review: Is it bad luck to dismiss “Good Omens?”

I had higher hopes for the adaptation of “Good Omens” than this. Neil Gaiman co-wrote it, and they had the good sense to cast the cherubic, grinning Michael Sheen as “good” angel Aziraphale and the vulpine David Tennant as the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tears and smiles line the path along “A Dog’s Journey”

You come for the dogs, you stay for the tears? That’s the way these “Dog’s Purpose/Dog’s Way Home/Dog’s Journey” movies are supposed to work. You watch some perfectly youtubeable clips of puppies, a few utterly generic canine stunts, listen to … Continue reading

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California bill offers tax breaks to lure production from anti-abortion Red States

In Hollywood, there is nothing they hate more than “runaway production,” film and TV work that is done in states far from the mother guilds, unions and working folks who make that the industry’s home base. All these states offering … Continue reading

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