- ‘Inferno’ a hot mess
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Action by the numbers – ‘The Accountant’
Affleck thriller uneven, but entertaining nevertheless
Ben Affleck is nestled firmly in the Hollywood sweet spot right now. He’s got his massive superhero franchise connection. He gets to act in and/or direct awards-bait prestige projects while tossing in the occasional standard-issue popcorn flick if he feels like it.
Send ‘Max Steel’ to the scrap heap
Toy-inspired fiasco a dull, derivative, cynical cash grab
Movies and merchandising have gone hand-in-hand for a long time. The past four decades or so have seen plenty of films aimed at achieving some sort of crossover into other commercial opportunities. The most successful create merchandise based on the movie; the least successful create the movie based on the merchandise.
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A conversation with Tony Todd
Actor Tony Todd has enjoyed a long and varied career in film, television and theatre work. From horror to comedy to drama to sci-fi, he works in multiple genres and is careful not to become (in his words) “pigeon-holed” or stereotyped by any one of them.
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