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Movie Review: Oh, the things we go through “Making Babies”

Take every movie or sitcom gag about the trials of trying to conceive and put them in one movie, and you’ve got “Making Babies.” It’s a perfectly pleasant sit-through of a couple-trying-to-become-a-triple comedy, even if pretty much every single situation, … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Us” headed for $68 million opening weekend

All these people calling Jordan Peele “the New Master of Suspense?” On the money. Two movies into his Hitchcockian thriller/horror career, Peele is a brand unto himself, and “Us” has the opening to show it. A big Thursday night led … Continue reading

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Next Screening? A life of abuse makes Olivia Wilde “A Vigilante”

Love the color palette, here, the brittleness it underlines. Wilde popped up on the screen (“TRON Legacy”) as the pale female screen beauty perfected and has spent the ensuing years proving she’s a lot more than that. “Vigilante” opens March … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Hurley” remembers a Racing Legend in his Day, Closeted and Gay

It wasn’t “Stop the PRESSES” news last year when racing driver Hurley Haywood came out to the world that not only was he a five-time 24 Hours at Daytona, three-time 24 Hours of Le Mans and two-time 12 Hours of … Continue reading

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Preview: John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum”

Yes, the BIG Keanu news this week was the announcement that barring anything UNFORESEEN — he and Alex Winter, now an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, will reprise their roles as “Bill & Ted” in “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” But … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Will “Us” open at $50, dethrone “Captain America?”

A $6 million Thursday night in “previews” points towards a $40 million+ opening weekend for Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated horror tale, “Us.” As a follow-up to “Get Out,” it’s outperforming that film as of this writing, and “A Quiet Place.” The … Continue reading

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Preview: Creative Brothers vie to be “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

A city of beauty, history, culture and affluence — a city that has, as the film’s title implies — almost emptied of the people who helped make it what it is. This poetic and reflective A24 release, “The Last Black … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Drifters and Desperadoes have it out in a town called “Big Kill”

  If you want to film a Western, you could do worse than Bonanza Creek (Movie) Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico. It’s got a vivid sense of a place and time, unspoiled vistas and striking topography. And there are … Continue reading

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Preview: Park Ranger Wendy is spooked the night she guards the “Body at Brighton Rock”

Creepy. Writer-director Roxanne Benjamin finds terror in a woman alone in the wilderness. “Body at Brighton Rock” arrives in theaters and VOD at the end of April — April 26 to be exact.

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Documentary Review: Football, rape and Small Town values are exposed in “Roll Red Roll”

For years, Steubenville, Ohio was thought of as, well, the hometown of crooner, actor and “Rat Pack” hipster Dean Martin — when it was thought of at all. In the summer of 2012,  you could find its other source of … Continue reading

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