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Wednesday, 25 May 2016 12:26

The Nice Guys' finish first

Buddy comedy an entertaining throwback

If you've watched and enjoyed any sort of action-oriented buddy comedy over the past three decades, you owe a debt of gratitude to Shane Black. Black's screenplay for 'Lethal Weapon' back in 1987 essentially defined that particular style; things have shifted and evolved in the 30 years since, but the basic DNA is still there.

Published in Movies

'Sorority Rising' a rehash, but not without its own crass charms

Here in the summer season, we talk a lot about the relative necessity of sequels; we see plenty of them during this segment of the cinematic calendar, after all. To be clear, this isn't about franchise-building. This is about sequels to films that, while successful to some degree, don't appear to really invite revisiting.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:25

Taking stock of Money Monster'

Financial drama lacks energy and urgency

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:22

Clichd creepiness The Darkness'

Poorly conceived horror offering dull and derivative

Published in Movies

Latest Marvel offering an ideal, exquisite comic book movie

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:12

The Family Fang' has bite

Film explores familial dysfunction, artistic expression

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:26

Keanu' the cat's meow

Key and Peele comedy an intelligent, absurd whirlwind

Published in Buzz
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:23

Marshall's Mother's Day' misfires

Director's latest holiday-themed film flat, uninteresting

Published in Buzz

NEW YORK Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the 'Shrek,' Madagascar' and 'Kung Fu Panda' franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment.

Published in Biz
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:26

Winter's bore The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Unnecessary sequel an ill-conceived, uninteresting misfire

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