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‘The Gentlemen’ – Ritchie Delivers a Bleepin’ Good Time
1 day ago

‘The Gentlemen’ – Ritchie Delivers a Bleepin’ Good Time

Guy Ritchie proves you can go home again.

The British director left his gangster days behind for studio fare like “Aladdin,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

He’s gone …
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Cage’s ‘Color Out of Space’ Isn’t Unhinged Enough
3 days ago

Cage’s ‘Color Out of Space’ Isn’t Unhinged Enough

Nicolas Cage’s current calling card is, well, crazy. Literally.

The Oscar nominee cut his teeth on eccentric characters, from the nasally beau in “Peggy Sue Got Married” to “Raising Arizona.” …
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‘Troop Zero’ Makes the Most of Its Merry Misfits
1 week ago

‘Troop Zero’ Makes the Most of Its Merry Misfits

Misfits make for great kiddie fare.

Take a child, any child, who doesn’t “belong” and suddenly you’ve got a character to care about.

The family-friendly “Troop Zero” follows a gaggle …
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ – Pro Family, Faith and Just Plain Fun
1 week ago

‘Bad Boys for Life’ – Pro Family, Faith and Just Plain Fun

Sequels rarely, if ever, lap the originals.

Worst case scenarios include “Zoolander 2,” “Caddyshack II” and, gasp, “Jaws 3D.”  Even well-intentioned sequels (“Godfather III”) come up embarrassingly short.

So it’s …
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‘1917’ – A Bracing War Drama Marred by Contrivance
2 weeks ago

‘1917’ – A Bracing War Drama Marred by Contrivance

There’s too much blood, sweat and cinematic tears spilled in “1917” to be crushed by a gimmick.

It still comes too close for comfort.

Director Sam Mendes’ film, a brilliantly …
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‘Underwater’ Is a Fifth (Maybe Sixth) Rate ‘Alien’ Ripoff
2 weeks ago

‘Underwater’ Is a Fifth (Maybe Sixth) Rate ‘Alien’ Ripoff

In “Underwater,” no one can hear you muttering, “what the bleep is going on?”

This “Alien” clone features indecipherable jump scares, dialogue and kills. What did she say? Where is he …
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Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Nothing Less than a Masterpiece
3 weeks ago

Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Nothing Less than a Masterpiece

By  •  Reviews, Movies

At the beginning of Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” Franz Yagerstatter (August Diehl) is returning home to his family.

Living in Austria during the early days of Nazi recruitment and the …
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‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz
4 weeks ago

‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When I was 7 my father took me to see my first Broadway musical, which was “Cats.”

It was 1985, I was living in Riverdale, N.J. at the time and, …
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The Force Fails, Big Time, in ‘Rise of Skywalker’
1 month ago

The Force Fails, Big Time, in ‘Rise of Skywalker’

“I got a bad feeling about this …”

Yes, that fan service line reappears in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The ninth and final film in the space saga …
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‘Bombshell’ Shreds Ailes, Trump and Storytelling 101
1 month ago

‘Bombshell’ Shreds Ailes, Trump and Storytelling 101

It take a full hour for “Bombshell” to resemble an actual movie.

Until that point, it’s a screeching op-ed against all things Fox News, real and imagined.

The “real” part …
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