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Movie Preview: Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson — “Red Notice”

The director did “Dodgeball” and “We’re the Millers” and DJohnson’s “Central Intelligence” is behind this Netflix comedy/thriller, about an art thief hunted by Interpol, among others. We’ll see what Rawson Marshall Thurber finds funny in all this Nov. 12.

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Location Scout: Revisiting “The Quiet Man” corner of Ireland

In the late spring of 1951, John Ford and his repertory company decamped from Monument Valley and Hollywood and took passage — paid for by B-Western house Republic Pictures — to The Old Country, the Eire of John Ford’s imagination. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Maggie Gyllenhaal directs “The Lost Daughter”

This Netflix drama stars Oscar winner Olivia Colman as a haunted mother of “two daughters” on holiday, running into a mother (Dakota Johnson) distracted and overwhelmed and perhaps disinterested in hers. Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard and Jessie Buckley also star … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A pre Valentine’s Day bodice ripper — “Redeeming Love”

Given away, “groomed” for a 19th century life of prostitution, this adaptation of a Francine Rivers stars Abigail Cowen and features Famke Janssen as a villain. Jan. 21.

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Movie Preview: Anya Taylor Joy sings “Downtown” for “Last Night in Soho”

This Edgar Wright drama/thriller with comic undertones opens Friday in some parts of the world, end of the month in others. Classic breathless sultry “selling” of the song by a siren du jour, ATJ.

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Movie Preview: Oscar winners Kidman and Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”

On December 10, “Luuuuuuuuucy” comes back to life in this biopic of the pioneering TV moguls/power couple. J.K. Simmons is another Oscar winner decorating this Oscar bait. Nina Arianda plays Vivian Vance to his William Crawley, with Alia Shawkat, Linda … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Denzel comes to Dunsinane, “Macbeth” for Christmas

This minimalist, haunted looking take on “the Scottish play” resembles the Orson Welles 1940s version. Knowing the Coen Brothers (Joel directed and adapted it), no doubt they/he willdeny ever seeing that “Macbeth” before taking on “The Tragedy of Macbeth” for … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The RPatts “Batman”

What do we think? “Twilight” to “Dark Knight at Midnight?” It’s dark enough, but the casting and the visuals suggest a tiny hint of Tim Burton whimsy. Zoe Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Turturro, Farrell and Jeffrey Wright? Keoghan and Dano? I’m … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Halloween” just “Kills,” Bond falls off, “Addams” doesn’t, “Last Duel” bombs

“Halloween Kills” rolled in the loot and blood over this weekend, turning in a boffo $50 million plus for it’s opening. Poor reviews didn’t hurt it, Jamie Leigh being AARP age did not matter. Wowza. The second weekend of Daniel … Continue reading

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Dublin in a single shot?

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