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BOX OFFICE: “Quiet Place,” back on top, “I Feel Pretty” and “Troopers 2” do well, “Traffik” crashes

A Sunday surge by “Rampage” could move Dwayne Johnson’s joke of a sci-fi thriller into second place this weekend. But here’s the way things appear to be shaking out — The tense “A Quiet Place” in first with $21 million, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Sudeikis, Olsen endure a Road Trip with Ed Harris in search of “Kodachrome”

Some movies are so on the nose that you watch them fighting the feeling that you’ve already seen them. But if the dialogue is clever enough and the cast is companionable, they can fit neatly into way most of us … Continue reading

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HBO Movie Review: “Paterno” delivers Broad Indictments

It can be helpful every now and then to watch a movie out of order. Catch the final act first, then get to the beginning and build-up to that climax later. I caught the last 20 minutes of “Paterno” while … Continue reading

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A Movie Critic Never Knows What He’ll run across at a Church Yard Sale

Deland, Fla., this AM. Yeah, I looked inside. Still have my face. In other words, “empty.”

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Preview, “Bleach” is the sort of J-horror/sword and sorcery pic that Japan should export more often

I mean, check out dude’s SWORD. For Pete’s sake.

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Preview, “Uncle Drew” is the streetball comedy somebody was bound to make

So it started life as a series of shorts, for Pepsi? Do I have that right? Anyway, branding being what it is, dressing up basketball stars of today and yesterday in old man makeup as “street ball” legends — Kyrie, … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “I Feel Pretty,” “A Quiet Place” and “Super Troopers 2” are in a $20 million dead heat

“A Quiet Place” was predicted to hold audience while the clueless finally got a clue about “Rampage” and stayed away this weekend, with John Krasinski’s Monsters Can Hear You thriller taking in another $20-21 million and easily winning the weekend. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: In a Murder Mystery, Never let yourself trust a “Gemini”

The chilling isolation of stardom is the stark take-away from “Gemini,” a smart and knowing film noir set in LaLaland. Get famous enough, and you’re trapped. Every public appearance is fraught, every social exchange has you questioning motives. Want somebody … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Patton gets stuck in “Traffik”

Even the best thrillers allow or invite the viewer to get a step or two ahead, to anticipate what’s coming next, or what might come. The script usually reveals its mysteries by relying on melodramatic tropes or cliches of the … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: Projections for “I Feel Pretty” drop, “Quiet Place” looks to silence “Rampage”

Over at Box Office Mojo, they’re calling it “Quiet Place” over $21, “Rampage” falling into upper teens and “I Feel Pretty” $15, “Super Troopers 2” $6, “Traffik,” a Paula Patton/Omar Epps thriller, $3.5. Maybe that crowd-funded “Troopers” sequel won’t pay … Continue reading

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