Daily Archives: August 6, 2022

BOX OFFICE: “Bullet Train” makes a stop at $30,” Easter Sunday” martyred

Mostly bad to indifferent news at the box office this weekend. “Nope” is already losing screens. “The League of Super-Pets” is treading water. The only “star comedy” of the summer, the mis-timed “Easter Sunday,” reveals that there is no audience … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Terry Gilliam tilts at one last windmill, “He Dreams of Giants”

Visionary writer-director Terry Gilliam‘s “Quixotic” thirty year pursuit of getting his idea for a Don Quixote movie on screen ended a couple of years ago when “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” finally premiered and went on to a desultory … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Get away from “Carter”

Wow. Never have I ever seen more cinematic “wow” wasted on a bad action script than this Korean cavalcade of crap. “Carter” has a sky-diving fight that out Tom Cruises every “Mission: Impossible.” It has a bloodbath in a bathhouse, … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Exposing Muybridge” remembers a cinema pioneer, an “eccentric” killer and a grand footnote to “Nope”

If you’ve seen “Nope,” you recall Jordan Peele’s clever, folkloric connection of the characters in his latest film to the “inventor” of cinema, Eadweard Muybridge. The stunt-horse training family under alien assault on a remote Southern Cal horse ranch — … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Start Football Season right, with the documentary “Kaepernick & America”

This doc about a quarterback who became a symbol opens Sept. 2.

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