Daily Archives: November 7, 2019

Lionsgate? The “John Wick/Midway” studio is kicking ass at the BO

Yeah, Starz cable channel is a part of the equation. But cheap movies that out perform expectations do, too. A winning formula. Via Variety. Lionsgate Beats Wall Street Forecasts for Revenue, Operating Income https://t.co/28E5kjUQUu https://t.co/I5eOLcbCem https://twitter.com/Variety_Film/status/1192558113317982208?s=17

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Movie Preview: Elisabeth Moss is haunted (literally) by her abuser, “The Invisible Man”

“I’m not…CRAZY!” A February movie, Moss lets her late spouse get in her head. Or maybe he really is “The Invisible Man.”  

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Movie Preview: Pixar explores inner life, and African American life, in animated “Soul”

“Soul” has a little jazz, and a little “Inside/Out” metaphysics. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey are the voice acting stars of this June 20 release, which looks like a fairly significant departure for the animation house. A good departure. What’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cena and kids? That’s “Playing with Fire”

We never like to see our movie stars “trying too hard” in a screen comedy. But sometimes, the effort itself is worth a few laughs. I mean, they’re suffering for their art, trying to wring laughs out of thin material, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bale and Damon, “Ford v Ferrari”

The Big Race didn’t finish exactly the way it’s depicted in “Ford v. Ferrari.” And the Money Moment, the hilarious scene previewed in the trailers and TV commercials where racing driver and race-car building legend Carroll Shelby delights and then … Continue reading

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Next Screening? “Knives Out”

All star cast, funny trailer, great buzz. Here’s a holiday movie that has it all — Jamie Lee C and Toni Collette, Chris Evans and Christopher Plummer. Don Johnson, Michael Shannon. Murder most foul, a dead rich guy, a house … Continue reading

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