Friday, September 21, 2018

Movies

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’

NOW PLAYING: CRAZY RICH ASIANSAn Asian-American New Yorker (Constance Wu) on her first trip to Asia finds out her longtime boyfriend (Henry Golding) is one of Singapore’s most desirable bachelors in Crazy Rich Asians. His judgy mother (Michelle Yeoh)...
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Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

Ernest Hooper: Goody Goody stars in latest documentary by Tampa’s video historian

I don’t know if she can outrace a giant boulder, navigate perilous pitfalls to capture a hidden idol or beat back Nazi soldiers intent on evil.I’m not even sure if she can deftly handle a whip, or fit a fedora over her salt-and-pepper hair.Yet in man...
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Expectations are crazy high for 'Crazy Rich Asians.' It's a flawed but vital milestone

Expectations are crazy high for 'Crazy Rich Asians.' It's a flawed but vital milestone

Before it whisks you off on the sunniest, most extravagant Singaporean holiday imaginable, Crazy Rich Asians begins on a curiously dark and stormy night. When Eleanor Young (a mesmerizing Michelle Yeoh) arrives dripping wet at an exclusive London ho...
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Long before 'The Meg,' the hunt for megalodon teeth has been on in Florida

Long before 'The Meg,' the hunt for megalodon teeth has been on in Florida

You can find their giant teeth, sometimes worth thousands, in several spots in Florida.
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Oscars add popular film category, set earlier 2020 date

Oscars add popular film category, set earlier 2020 date

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienc...
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‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is Spike Lee’s best, and most necessary, movie in years

Washington PostAmong Spike Lee’s prodigious filmmaking talents, opening sequences are perhaps his most distinctive. He creates ambitious, operatic overtures for his films, mini-movies that introduce viewers to the stories and themes they’re about to ...
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In theaters this week: ‘Dog Days,’ ‘The Meg,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Slender Man’

In theaters this week: ‘Dog Days,’ ‘The Meg,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Slender Man’

NOW PLAYING: Dog DaysL.A. canines lead their human companions on surprising journeys in Dog Days, an ensemble comedy with Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Tone Bell, Jon Bass, Michael Cassidy, Thomas Lennon, Tig No...
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‘Little Mermaid’ film made by the Steinbrenner family premieres this month

‘Little Mermaid’ film made by the Steinbrenner family premieres this month

Robert Molloy sees similarities between Major League Baseball teams and movie productions."The actors are the ball players," he said. "Production designers are like those who work in operations." A director is akin to the manager, he added, crew is l...
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Kate McKinnon is the secret weapon in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Kate McKinnon is the secret weapon in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

Don’t ever question the power of a well-deployed Kate McKinnon. It’s been proven time and again that her specific brand of kooky comedy can elevate anything, from the fun and loopy Ghostbusters remake to the questionable bachelorette-party-gone-wrong...
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In ‘Eighth Grade,’ a teen’s double life is painstakingly realistic

In ‘Eighth Grade,’ a teen’s double life is painstakingly realistic

Eighth Grade is so spot-on, so painstakingly realistic, you may think you’ve stumbled into a documentary. The credit goes to first-time writer-director Bo Burnham and to whoever the casting genius was who found Elsie Fisher to play lead character Kay...
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