Sunday, February 18, 2018

Movies

Liam Neeson’s ‘The Commuter’ is terribly pedestrian action

Liam Neeson’s ‘The Commuter’ is terribly pedestrian action

Liam Neeson’s transportation troubles continue in The Commuter, ironically one of his more pedestrian action efforts.This time Neeson’s misshapen nose for danger leads him onto a train, after Non-Stop air travel, Run(ning) All Night and automobiles (...
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‘The Post’ lacks urgency in favor of saintly typecasting for Streep and Hanks

‘The Post’ lacks urgency in favor of saintly typecasting for Streep and Hanks

Steven Spielberg’s The Post is a fake news movie, a true story told phony to further an agenda. Some viewers won’t notice since Spielberg’s agenda includes defending First Amendment rights, celebrating female empowerment and sticki...
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Here’s what Oscar voters will be looking at after the Golden Globes

Here’s what Oscar voters will be looking at after the Golden Globes

A fashion blackout and stirring calls to end sexism made afterthoughts of Sunday night’s Golden Globe winners. Just when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s choices mean more than they have in years.Timing is everything during movie awards seas...
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What’s in theaters this week: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘The Post’

What’s in theaters this week: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘The Post’

OPENING FRIDAY:THE COMMUTERLiam Neeson has a particular set of MTA tickets in The Commuter (PG-13), tickets he acquired over a very long career selling insurance in New York. Tickets making rush hour a nightmare for people like him. This seat is Take...
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10 new movies to look forward to in 2018

10 new movies to look forward to in 2018

OPENING FRIDAY: INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY Don’t worry, the first wide release of 2018 isn’t a sign of things to come. It’s the horror sequel Insidious: The Last Key (PG-13), Chapter 4 in the paranormal activity franchise that went d...
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‘I, Tonya’ nails the landing on Tonya Harding’s rough and tumble story

‘I, Tonya’ nails the landing on Tonya Harding’s rough and tumble story

Tonya Harding was America’s sweathog in a sport preferring sweethearts, an Olympic skater always competing on thin ice.Craig Gillespie’s hysterically accurate biopic I, Tonya sets up the punchline she became. Harding’s spiteful rise and spectacular f...
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Best of 2017: Top 10 best movies, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Get Out’

Best of 2017: Top 10 best movies, from ‘Dunkirk’ to ‘Get Out’

So long, 2017. Don’t let the door hit you. It was a good year for movies and not much else. Movies weren’t an escape; they were a mass exodus from terrible news, lately about Hollywood itself. Yet many of the best movies showed what we were dodging, ...
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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ could have done with a lot less talking

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ could have done with a lot less talking

After an acclaimed career writing for the stage and screen, Aaron Sorkin makes his directing debut with Molly’s Game. The result is an audiobook with pictures, a true story told almost entirely in voiceover, each character and motivation described mo...
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Christopher Plummer is far better in ‘All the Money in the World’ than Kevin Spacey would have been

Christopher Plummer is far better in ‘All the Money in the World’ than Kevin Spacey would have been

It’s impossible to watch Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World without thinking of the elephant no longer in the room. The movie will forever be remembered as the one from which Kevin Spacey was erased.Scott’s bold decision to excise Spacey’s per...
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What's in theaters for Christmas: 'Downsizing,' 'The Greatest Showman,' 'Pitch Perfect 3'

What's in theaters for Christmas: 'Downsizing,' 'The Greatest Showman,' 'Pitch Perfect 3'

DOWNSIZING Alexander Payne has a great idea with Downsizing (R) and doesn’t quite know what to do with it. Tight finances lead Paul and Audrey Safranek (Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig) to join a trend of shrunken families moving to shrunken communit...
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