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'21 Bridges' puts New York on lockdown

Monday, 30 March 2020, 16:37 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

How excited James Brown would have been for "21 Bridges." Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give an easy pass to Brian Kirk's "21 Bridges,"...

‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 07:45 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

For a blind date, we could hardly do better than Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. They are brought swiftly together by a computer dating service in the opening minutes of “The Good...

'Ford v Ferrari' is a very pleasant (fast) ride

Monday, 9 March 2020, 10:58 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the...

In 'The Report,' setting the record on torture straight

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 10:12 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

The unredacted Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's detention and enhanced interrogation program runs approximately 6,700 pages and includes some 38,000 footnotes. It doesn't exactly...

Hanks anchors a lovely Mister Rogers tale for adults

Monday, 2 March 2020, 09:59 Last update: about 1 month ago Associated Press

Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges...

‘Frozen 2’ aiming to build on the power of the original

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 11:47 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

When Idina Menzel first started performing “Let It Go” live in concerts, she thought the lyrics and soaring vocals would empower all those young girls in the audience dressed up as...

Elizabeth Banks takes a shot at 'Charlie's Angels'

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 12:43 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

If you're watching a big studio film featuring a female ensemble, there is a 50% chance that there is going to be some monologue about how men underestimating women is both a truism and an advantage....

Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Monday, 17 February 2020, 09:27 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Of all the statistics involving the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program — better known as the “Torture...

An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 10:32 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just...

'Doctor Sleep' is just a shadow of 'The Shining'

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 13:57 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Here, again, is Johnny. Our glimpses of Jack Torrance are fleeting in Michael Flanagan's "The Shining" sequel, "Doctor Sleep," but Stanley Kubrick's colossal 1980 horror film is seldom out of...

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