Daily Archives: November 2, 2019

Next screening? John Cena is “Playing with Fire”

Yes, it’s take Mom to the preview of a family film Saturday, firefighters caring for unruly kids. John Cena in “The Pacifier/The Game Plan” mode,

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BOX OFFICE: “Harriet” overperforms, “Terminator” doesn’t, “Motherless” “Arctic Dogs” bomb

The only folks toasting the “good news” of the box office take from the first weekend in November are over at Focus Features, where “Harriet” — opening wide — is sprinting to an impressive $11 million or so debut. It … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Harriet” deserves to be on the $20 bill, and she deserves a better third act in her biopic

The grace notes almost outnumber the grimaces in “Harriet,” an insistently melodramatic and sometimes affecting film biography of Abolitionist and heroine of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman. Edit out the theatrical, eye-rolling third act, and Cynthia Erivo‘s fiery, righteous turn … Continue reading

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