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Star Power Can’t Save ‘Wild Oats’ from Itself
3 years ago

Star Power Can’t Save ‘Wild Oats’ from Itself

Sadly, there’s not much else going on with “Wild Oats” to recommend it.

MacLaine plays Eva, a recent widow who comes into a windfall of cash when a …
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‘Saw’ Scribe Saw Blue Collar Comic’s Dark Side
3 years ago

‘Saw’ Scribe Saw Blue Collar Comic’s Dark Side

Films like “The Purge: Election Year” and “The Shallows” have dominated box office charts, outpacing many summer blockbusters. “Don’t Breathe” and “The Conjuring 2” have added critical acclaim from to their treasure …
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Eszterhas Curses Hollywood’s ‘Bland Tentpole’ Fever
3 years ago

Eszterhas Curses Hollywood’s ‘Bland Tentpole’ Fever

An immigrant from a poor family, the “Basic Instinct” screenwriter became a budding reporter on the front lines of the civil rights movement. Later, he moved to Hollywood where he became …
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Engvall’s Creepy ‘Neighbor’ Worth Getting to Know
3 years ago

Engvall’s Creepy ‘Neighbor’ Worth Getting to Know

By “acting,” I’m not referring to his role in “Sharknado 3” or some movie called “Bait Shop” where he shared the screen with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Sorry, IMDB and I …
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2016’s Most Underrated Films (So Far)
3 years ago

2016’s Most Underrated Films (So Far)

March’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was divisive when it was supposed to be beloved. The summer’s graveyard of flops including “Ghostbusters” and “Ben-Hur” promised excitement.

Spoiler Alert: They didn’t …
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Zombie’s ’31’ Delivers Far More Than Gore
3 years ago

Zombie’s ’31’ Delivers Far More Than Gore

That’s quite a statement from the man that brought to life bloody nightmares like “The Devil’s Rejects” and “The Lords of Salem.”

It turns out Zombie isn’t bluffing.

“31,” while …
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Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock
3 years ago

Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock

As a man of 5’7″, there’s nothing I can do about the former.

I still insist in my proudest moments that a small growth spurt is waiting around the corner. …
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5 Movies China Loved … and We Hated
3 years ago

5 Movies China Loved … and We Hated

Many big-budget films rely on the country to turn a profit. Some studios even create separate cuts of a film specifically for Chinese multiplexes. Screenwriters also go out of their way …
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5 Actors You Didn’t Know Moonlight as Writers
3 years ago

5 Actors You Didn’t Know Moonlight as Writers

Instead, they crack open a laptop and start pulling double duty.

The gold standard for actors writing their own material remains Sylvester Stallone. When the man was broke and living in a …
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Why ‘Yoga Hosers’ Is Smith’s Oddest Film Yet
3 years ago

Why ‘Yoga Hosers’ Is Smith’s Oddest Film Yet

That’s especially true when a film screening features an intro and post-movie Q&A with the famed “Clerks” auteur.

Visiting his hometown of Red Bank, N.J. Aug. 2, Smith introduced his …
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