Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

Netflixable? Worthington is “Fractured” when his wife and daughter go missing

A stressful Minnesota family Thanksgiving, a harrowing drive on icy roads on the way home. Their child has a fall on a construction site next to a gas station they stop in, an anxious race to a nearby hospital. But … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Joker” will win, “Addams Family” will overwhelm Will Smith — BOTH of him

The now-traditional Thursday night “preview” — actually just the unofficial opening night for most new movies — went to “Gemini Man” last night, which edged “Addams Family” $1.6 million to $1.25. But read a little more into those tea leaves. … Continue reading

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Movie preview: “Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Mountaintop”

Back in olden times, the great Jonathan Demme could be relied on to turn out a Neil Young documentary every year or so. The world’s most fanatical Neil Young fan is dead, so Neil is directing his own projects under … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A smartmouthed phone gets the better of Adam Devine in “Jexi”

Anyone looking to acquire a taste for the admittedly acquired taste that is Adam Devine might want to skip “Jexi,” a star-vehicle comedy which makes him second banana to a smartmouthed smart phone. Rose Byrne voices the phone, a glitchy … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Skarsgard puts us all in the crosshairs of “The Kill Team

Nat Wolff is a young infantryman in Afghanistan who finds himself at odds with his sergeant (Alexander Skarsgård) and the rest of his platoon in “The Kill Team.” Writer-director Dan Krauss has turned his documentary of the same title, about … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A “Death of Stalin” take on “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Dev Patel has the title role, and Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw are among the many many Great Brits peopling this Armando Iannucci (“In the Loop,””Death of Stalin”) dance through Dickens. “The Personal History of David … Continue reading

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