Daily Archives: June 11, 2022

Netflixable? A filmmaker recalls his days as an undergrad college “Don” in this tedious Bollywood rom-com

“Don” is one of those Bollywood musicals that reminds us that too much Indian cinema puts the “in” in “inane.” A self-congratulatory story of a writer-director — Cibi Chakravarthi — bullied into attending engineering school instead of “art school” (film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gangland Debts in Korea are “Paid in Blood”

Americans are conditioned to wait for that moment when an onscreen brawl crosses over into “to the death” territory. Some gangster or cop will pull out a firearm. You’ll have a long wait for that in “Paid in Blood,” a … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Top Gun” is on “Top” no longer — “Jurassic World” takes “Dominion” over the BO

Reviews don’t help or hurt Giant Dinosaur movies. So the fans are filling theaters this opening weekend, widespread pans be damned. “Jurassic World Dominion” is on course to chew up $142-144 million worth of North American tickets on this, its … Continue reading

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Sony adds content to its “content” — “Spider-Man: No Way Home — The More Fun Stuff Version”

This will help struggling multiplexes in the cinema’s late summer graveyard weeks, so it’s not all bad. But the cynicism of Sony releasing a longer cut of this just-left-theaters release so soon underscores what some movies — the comic book … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dianna Agron and Thomas Haden Church work out Father-Daughter issues in “Acidman”

Thomas Haden Church most often finds his laughs via characters with a laid back, deadpan view of the world, characters that drive the highly strung folks around him nuts. And there’s comedy gold in the laid back guy finally losing … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Feel free to get worked up over “Black Adam”

Well, he’s no Jason Momoa. DJ should try a few more bad guys on for size, not that we expect “Black Adam” (Oct.) to be all “dark side.”

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Movie Preview: Post Apocalyptic Korea, “The Witch 2: The Other One”

This sequel to “The Witch: Subversion,” about a lab, a massacre, a real mess, opens Friday. Well Go Entertainment had it, and you know we never go far wrong with them.

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