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Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

What are you looking for? Documentary? Mob flick? Scary movie? Family fare? Theaters have all of it and more this weekend, so the only task left is to pick through the options. That’s where we come in. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Hope Madden Was there a story you heard as a […]

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QT’s Mash Note to Hollywood in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden QT’s Mash Note to Hollywood in Theaters

During blockbuster summer season it’s not uncommon to see a weekend with just one major release. It is uncommon, however, when the studios bow out to a competitor that’s R-rated — normally a family-friendly film will open against it, assuming they can share the audience. But I guess everybody’s afraid of Quentin Tarantino, whose Once […]

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Loads of Movies This Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Loads of Movies This Weekend

This represents that deep breath week between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Lion King. That means there are a blue million movies, most of them smaller, none of them hoping to do MCU or Disney numbers, opening this week. Some of them are terrible. Some are not. Here is the skinny. Stuber by Hope Madden […]

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The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

It’s a big holiday mid-week “we need air conditioning” bash, and there are two excellent choices. They are very different. Very different — although, honestly, neither makes international travel seem as safe and fun as you might hope. Spider-Man: Far From Home by Hope Madden and George Wolf Spider-Man: Far From Home has more than […]

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Toyland Weekend at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Toyland Weekend at the Movies

Whether you’re more interested in Sheriff Woody’s existential crisis or Chucky’s needy bloodlust, your doll fetish is covered. I think the important thing to keep in mind is that one of these films is nearly perfect. Which one, I wonder? Toy Story 4 by Hope Madden Almost 25 years ago, Pixar staked its claim as […]

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Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Wow, big week. It’s uncommon for a summer weekend to see so many studio releases all at once – does that mean the competition’s not that sure about the “blockbuster” status of Men In Black: International? Well, they’re not wrong. Not that it’s bad, exactly, but what else is there to see? Late Night by […]

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Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Misbehaving X-Men, Pets & Lovers in Theaters

Well, the blockbusters range from mediocre to poor, but there is one indie you need to check out. Here’s the skinny. Dark Phoenix by Hope Madden and George Wolf Hey, remember back in ’06 when director Brett Ratner and writer Simon Kinberg crashed the X-Men franchise into oblivion by telling the story of how the […]

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