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“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel” — Disney World let’s you vacay in “a galaxy far far away”

Details of the Mouse’s plans to build a “Star Wars” themed hotel have my attention. Characters wandering the corridors. I pop assume vid screen “windows” into space at several points, a PA system of Brit accented villain’s doing announcements. And … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Angel has Fallen” battles “Good Boys” for lead, “Ready Or Not” opens to so-so business, middling word of mouth

The third film in Gerard Butler’s Scots Secret Service Agent “Fallen” series, named for radio code speak for the White House under attack (“Olympus has Fallen”) concludes with what should be a weekend at the top of the box office … Continue reading

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Movie Review: King, “Twilight Zone” and a very unusual little girl inspire “Freaks”

Young Lexy Kolker looks so much like young Drew Barrymore that I had to double-check the credits to “Freaks” to make sure Stephen King wasn’t involved, that I wasn’t seeing a “Firestarter” sequel or remake. And as this dark, hallucinatory … Continue reading

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Preview, Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn” also stars Bruce Willis, Leslie Mann

A 1950s private eye tale was director/star Norton’s aim in adapting Jontahan Lethem’s novel. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams and Bruce and Leslie signed on. “Gangster with Tourette’s” is quite the hook. It has 2:24 worth … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Treasure and possibly tragedy can be found at “Low Tide”

“Low Tide” is a “Bling Ring” variation of the well-worn “friends find treasure and turn on each other” story trope, one with just enough suspense, atmosphere and local color to come off. Writer-director Kevin McMullin, making his first feature, leans … Continue reading

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Preview, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll discover what’s in “The Report”

Post 9/11, Congressional investigators uncover some of the things the Bush Administration was covering up, “Rendition” things. Amazon has this one slated for Nov. Release.

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Another MoviePass Fail? Data breach!

The Hollywood Reporter says that “tens of thousands” of customers credit card info was was stolen. MoviePass, the bust that keeps on busting. https://t.co/vSc6qUUf9p https://twitter.com/THR/status/1164542000714133504?s=17

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Next screening? It’s a bling ring on the bay at “Low Tide”

A24 and Direct TV have this teen burglary drama. Jaeden Martell is one of the stars, Shea Whigham plays the law.

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Guess which Sept. movie is pre-selling more tickets than say, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”?

Nobody in it wears a cape. Well, OK. Maggie Smith MIGHT show up in one. But her superpower is sarcasm. Yes the “Downton Abbey” fanbase is ordering their tickets and making their plans to catch the Focus Features wide screen … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Butler again to the rescue, needing rescue himself in “Angel has Fallen”

“On the nose” casting can be playful, or it can be a curse — a lazy form of screen shorthand that strips the mystery away from your thriller before the opening credits are finished. So glancing at the names listed … Continue reading

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