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Movie Review: Murder, most foul, committed by “The Limehouse Golem”

A serial killer mystery set in the bawdy music hall world of 1880s London? With the suspects including assorted performers, a monster of Jewish folklore, a murder victim and old Karl Marx himself? And the Scotland Yard sleuth working the … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Hitman” hits, “Logan” not lucky at all

It’s not a blockbuster, by any means. But package two fan favorites — professional smartasses associated with Marvel franchises — in a sass-off/shoot-out action comedy and you might have a hit. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is number one with a bullet, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”

Colin Farrell’s found a home with the folks who gave us “The Lobster.” Here’s a horror tale without ghosts, zombies, vampires or the supernatural. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” smacks of malpractice — or malpractice practiced on a medico. … Continue reading

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Box Office: Summer finishes its walk of shame with “Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “Logan Lucky”

The box office has fallen, and it won’t be getting up before the holidays. Yes, last year was a stellar one in terms of ticket sales. But this year, driven by a summer where the rich got “Wonder Woman” fat, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Only Living Boy in New York”

A woman bedding both a father and a son has long been a staple of romantic melodramas, and even romantic comedies. So is there any edge left to it, anything new Hollywood can bring to the table on this subject? … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The future will be analog and typewritten according to “California Typewriter”

Smith-Coronas had this delicate touch. Rush your words and the keys would clump like gravy going wrong in the pan. Underwoods, Royals? You could pound those behemoths with passion, forcing out angry words that threatened to punch through the page. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Peter Dinklage goes gumshoe in “Rememory”

Here’s what I remember, sitting poolside at the Hotel Intercontinental in Toronto, trying to get through an interview with the breakout “new” star of the movie “The Station Agent” during the Toronto Film Festival some years back. And we kept … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Brigsby Bear”

Kudos to Kyle Mooney, who used his “Saturday Night Live” fame to make a movie that’s nothing like your typical “Saturday Night Live” movie. “Brigsby Bear” may be slight and gimmicky, but it’s nothing like the goofball character contraptions that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Reynolds, Jackson yuk it up between bloodbaths in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is a buddy action comedy that passes chemistry, masters physics — the chases and fights are epic — and then stumbles into all these off-the-curriculum potholes. It’s morally indefensible — glibly dispatching hundreds of killers, cops and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Is “The Trip to Spain” a Trip too many?

I love Spain and love these guys — Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. If anyone’s going to get a kick out of two master mimics and comic improvisers eating, driving, bickering and trying out their Roger Moore … Continue reading

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