Daily Archives: June 30, 2019

Netflixable? Spanish com with a little rom might succeed “Despite Everything” (“A pesar de todo”)

In a previous life in newspapering, I’d often profile stand-up comics, sometimes hanging out with them between sets at a local club. They’d give ruthless, off-the-record play-by-play commentary on the other comics as they went through their routines. And when … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Toy Story 4” $57, “Annabelle” $20, “Yesterday” “just $17, you know what I mean?”

Actually, $17 means The Beatles musical outperformed projections, which had it only scaring up $14 million on its opening weekend. No “Lonely Hearts Club Band” laments for that one, indifferent reviews or not. “Annabelle Comes Home” hit its mark of … Continue reading

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Mark Rylance quits Royal Shakespeare Co. Over BP ties

An Oscar winner is protesting big oil’s involvement with Britain’s most esteemed theatre company. He doesn’t just play men of principle on stage and screen. https://t.co/KNjIydsMw7

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Preview, “Hobbs & Shaw” make their final pitch

The trailwrs to this one have delighted from the first, which aired during the Super Bowl? Am I remembering that right? They changed their release date, moving into Jason Statham Territory — August, shark movie season. Still looks like fun.

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