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Movie Review: Lovecraft meets Cage in a Richard Stanley film — “Color Out of Space”

Oh, how we’ve missed that Nic Cage. You know the one — bug-eyed and manic, screaming and profane, scary, unstable and violent. The B-movie king is in rare form in “Color Out of Space,” a sci-fi thriller that might have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Zombi Child” takes the Living/Walking Dead back to their voodoo roots

I can’t be the only one who is over zombies. Totally. Over-exposed, slow-walking or sprinting, George A. Romero “Living Dead” or TV “Walking Dead,” just enough already. But if you see one zombie movie this year, here’s the one to … Continue reading

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No more Sir Bedivere, Rest in Peace, Terry Jones

Britain’s funniest comedy troupe just lost one of its most reliable laughs. Comic, director, mustache-wearer, cross-dresser, Medievalist, history buff and wicked wit Terry Jones has died. Time to rewatch “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which he decreed and directed … Continue reading

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Next screening? “The Gentlemen”

Guy Ritchie directs a gangster picture. Sold. Hope it’s good, as it opens Friday. Or Thursday night.

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Movie Preview: Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield and others look for love in “The Photograph”

The Valentine’s Day romance looks like “Valentine’s Day,” without the laughs and an all African American cast. Courtney B. Vance is one of the other big names in it.

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Movie Preview; Annette Bening is British, and Bill Nighy is about to leave her in “HOPE GAP”

Screenwriter (“Gladiator”) turned director William Nicholson wrote and directed this end of a marriage melodrama, due out Mar. 6

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Movie Review: It’s just the “Two of Us,” but maybe we should tell your family

Nina has a pointed question for Mr. Bremond, the realtor offering to help her neighbor, Madeleine, sell her home in Moselle, on the French/Luxembourg border. “Mr. Bremond,” she fumes (in French, with English subtitles), “Do you have a problem with … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Shooting it out in Albania with “The Brave”

One can imagine those old pros Louis Mandylor (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and Armand Assante (most recently in “The Deuce,” but he goes back to “The Lords of Flatbush” and “Private Benjamin”) sitting together in the makeup trailer for … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Rhythm Section,” the final trailer

Blake Lively goes all vengeance thriller in this Jan. 31 release. Looks good, doesn’t it?

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Movie Review: Time traveling to save Jesus, or shoot him? “Assassin 33 A.D.”

Faith-based films, as a general rule, are big on emotion and message but lack risk and edge. They “preach to the choir” and play it safe, serving up comfort food for the faithful. But boy, “Assassin 33 A.D.” doesn’t lack … Continue reading

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