Monthly Archives: June 2019

Movie Review: Two “Firecrackers” try to escape small town drudgery

  We’re dropped into a fouler-than-foul-mouthed shouting match in the parking lot at school, teenage girls unloading a Marine platoon’s worth of threats and profanity at each other. That leads to a shocking brawl, followed by a celebratory light-up and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Silent Panic” aims for quiet chills

Three buddies sit by a campfire, swapping riffs on Genesis — the band, not the book in the Bible — Joe Namath vs. Joe Montana and donut “hole” vs. donut “whole.” The next morning, none of those debates are resolved. … Continue reading

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Preview, “Charlie’s Angels” — Here we go again

A tougher trio? “Run” by Elizabeth Banks as “Bosley?” Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are the “Angels.” With Patrick Stewart and Djimon Housou. November.

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“Adieu” Luc Besson?

He’s got nine women hitting him with #MeToo allegations, including one who accused him of drugging and raping her. But it’s his record at the box office that is ending Luc Besson’s reign as the King of Euro Action Cinema. … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: How far will ‘Toy Story 4’ fall on its second weekend? Will ‘Annabelle’ eat Chucky’s lunch?

And will audiences long for”Yesterday?” Those are the questions to be answered by this time on Sunday. “Toy Story” movies historically lose under 50% of their opening weekend audience on their second weekend. So even though Pixar’s latest underperformed against … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “The Queen” is a film about the “other” queens, just as historic

“The Queen” is a fascinating film artifact, newly restored and re-issued this Pride Month to remind us how far the culture has come in the past 50 years. Here’s a drag queen culture documentary that predates the also-restored and re-released … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: The Artist Christo wants us to join him “Walking on Water”

“Walking on Water” begins with old man in his studio, sketching with charcoal, drawing, painting and gluing together a piece of art that he promptly hangs on a wall when he finishes. It is the artist in action. Ah, but … Continue reading

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Preview, “Midway” takes another shot at recreating America’s greatest naval victory on the big screen

Looks very…digital. Impressive, but digital. A Jonas Brother is in the cast, and Patrick Wilson and Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart and Luke Evans are, too. “Midway” opens Nov. 8.  

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Idris Elba writes a villain’s song for his “Hobbs and Shaw” bad guy

Lest we forget that Idris sings, there’s this news. Via Entertainment Weekly https://t.co/xr2tb1gmzO https://twitter.com/EW/status/1144218085647368192?s=17

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Movie Review — “Spider Man: Far from Home,” still friendly no matter what locale

“Spider-Man: Far from Home” is so cute you want to pinch its cheeks and remind it to wear sunscreen before it goes out to play. It’s a super-hero movie slapped on top of a teens-take-a-trip-abroad comedy, fizzy and funny and … Continue reading

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