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In “Nine Lives,” the director of the “Men in Black” and “Get Shorty” movies turned filmdom’s special effects wizards loose on the most challenging bit of fakery ever attempted in a movie. They digitized a cat so that they … Continue reading
Box Office: “Suicide Squad” on track for $140 million, “Bourne” plummets, “Nine Lives”cracks top ten
It set a midnight showings record on Thursday — over $20 million. That helped the critically dismissed “Suicide Squad” blow up to an epic $63 million opening day — or opening day plus one. And that sets the Warner Brothers … Continue reading
“Runner” is the life story of Olympic marathoner Guor Maker (Marial), a South Sudanese refugee who raced in two Olympics, once without a country. In Maker’s tale, first-time documentary director Bill Gallagher finds a story of privation and perseverance, personal … Continue reading
So, Christmas comes twice this year. Or are we just talking about Santa? Billy Bob Thornton revisits his most infamous role with “Bad Santa 2,” reprising the foul-mouthed, safe-cracking,anal-sex obsessed loser who discovers the true meaning of Christmas from a … Continue reading
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 unfilmable, a hodgepodge of songs and feline choreography and feelings attached … Continue reading
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” morphs into The Girl with Nine Lives in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” a bastardized borrowing of Stieg Larrson’s avenging hacker angel. Lisbeth Salander has more narrow escapes than Jason Bourne in this … Continue reading
The thing about bad movies is how rarely they stick with you, how utterly forgettable they are. Anybody remember “Clown Town,” “Max Steel,” “Incarnate,” or the last ever “Divergent” theatrical film? Me either. “Run the Tide?” Yeah, that one starred … Continue reading
It started strong Thursday night, blew up Friday and didn’t tail off that much Saturday. Warner Brothers tinkered with the finished film for months, altered the marketing to make it seem more like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Marvel’s version of … Continue reading
She was a wide-eyed revelation as a child actress, giving emotional weight to films such as “Man on Fire” or even “War of the Worlds.” But Dakota Fanning’s journey to adulthood and more grownup roles was, as it often is, … Continue reading
Old movie reviewing trick, comparing a movie to a mash-up of two earlier movies. It’s a shortcut, sure. But hey, I’m not too proud to lean on it. The Romanian documentary “Acasă, My Home” is “Beasts of the Southern Wild” … Continue reading