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Hollywood doesn’t do many favors for actors north of 60, let alone 70.
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Everything else is just a bonus, which is why casting Michael Caine in “Harry Brown” instantly elevates the material beyond mere pulp.
Caine, hovering in his late 70s, is an … Read More
Writer/director Wes Craven knows a little something about what makes us squirm – suspense being at the top of a long list of qualities M.I.A. in that ill-rated remake.
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The same can’t be said for the horror comedy “Jennifer’s Body,” penned by Oscar winner Diablo Cody.
The celebrated screenwriter wisely deflates much of the pressure associated with her first … Read More
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The ’80s boasted some of the better comic actors in modern times, from an in-his-prime Eddie Murphy to rising star Robin Williams.
Films from the era often asked too much … Read More
His debut feature, “Throw Momma From the Train,” showed his peculiar bent for bleak comedy.
But that was merely the appetizer for the main course, a spicy dish dubbed “The … Read More
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