Daily Archives: March 5, 2022

BOX OFFICE: A big Thursday and bigger Friday lifts “The Batman” into the black

A couple of concerns I’m sure theater owners, Warner Brothers and I shared about “The Batman” were — A) it’s too long, and the running time cuts down on the number of showings you can squeeze in, B) “franchise fatigue,” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Koreans look for Scurvy laughs without Johnny Depp — “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure”

Every place in time since the invention of the boat and everywhere there was commerce being moved over water, there have been pirates. That’s something Johnny Depp, Gore Verbinski and Disney belated got around to mentioning in their many rum-soaked … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An Indian-American indie variation on the “lockdown” rom-com — “7 Days”

Someday, not someday soon, but someday the phrase “lockdown rom-com” will be alien to a generation that never had to improvise around a life and love life suddenly shut in and limited by a global pandemic. Here’s a cute-looking relic … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Body Switch Thriller from Korea! “Spiritwalker”

What A24 is to challenging, arty cinema, Well Go USA is to the coolest action from Asia. It’s their brand and they rarely disappoint. “Spiritwalker” comes to various platforms April 24.

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