Daily Archives: December 20, 2019

Movie Review: “Cats” can’t be as bad as all that, can it?

Heavens,the venom hurled at “Cats,” one of the first big “tourist attraction” musicals, finally brought to the big screen and with a star-studded cast, no less. Long-planned, long-thought unfilmmable, a hodgepodge of songs and feline choreography and feelings attached to … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker’ has a $44M Thursday, $200 million weekend to come?

All the opening weekend projections for the “last” film in the latest “Star Wars” have been in the $170 million range. With the film slightly underperforming compared to “Last Jedi” Thursday night, that seems reasonable. $45 million was “Jedi” managed, … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the recycling of a Trilogy

It ends just as predictably as it began, a trilogy of “Star Wars” movies built on George Lucas’s Greatest Hits. J.J. Abrams produced three of the biggest blockbusters in screen history, and with “The Rise of Skywalker,” directed two of … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Never, Sometimes, Rarely, Always”

A teen pregnancy drama coming this March looks promising.

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Movie Preview: Amy Adams & Julianne Moore star in “The Woman in the Window”

An agoraphobia thriller in the “Rear Window” mold? Intrigued.

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Movie Preview: Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”

Big break for Denzel’s son.

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