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'Chip 'n Dale' evoke Roger Rabbit in meta reboot

Monday, 9 January 2023, 11:28 Last update: about 24 days ago Associated Press

If you must reboot an over 30-year-old Disney Channel cartoon like " Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," you could do much worse than looking to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" for inspiration. But it is a high...

A fun summer mystery with the 'Bob's Burgers' crew

Thursday, 29 December 2022, 11:25 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Fans of "Bob's Burgers" will find a lot to savor in the long-awaited big screen adaptation of the Fox comedy about the oddball Belcher family. " The Bob's Burgers Movie " feels very much like the...

The perils of perfectionism in Finland's 'Hatching'

Tuesday, 27 December 2022, 14:28 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

If "Petite Maman " left you feeling a little too good about mothers, daughters and empathy, Finland may just have the antidote in Hanna Bergholm's " Hatching," a chilling critique of perfectionism...

Broadbent, Mirren charm in art heist pic 'The Duke'

Monday, 19 December 2022, 06:27 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

If you're gonna face a jury for a crime you've already confessed to — and even explained how you did it — you'd better have something going for you besides a "not guilty" plea. The...

French lovers find each other in 'Anaïs in Love'

Sunday, 18 December 2022, 06:39 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

We first meet the intriguing heroine of "Anaïs in Love," appropriately enough, when she's rushing. The opening scene of the French romantic comedy has her running down a Paris street with a...

Potter prequels peter out in 'Dumbledore'

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 09:23 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Time always flew in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World but it has lately seemed to catch up to the Potter pop cultural sensation. Those long lines outside bookstores are a long time ago now. The books...

Nicolas Cage faces off with a new foe: himself

Monday, 12 December 2022, 08:21 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

"Metropolis." Bruce Lee. Woody Woodpecker. A pet cobra. All of these things have been inspirations behind Nicolas Cage performances — sometimes private homages that the actor has used like...

Mothers, daughters and magic in 'Petite Maman'

Monday, 28 November 2022, 08:37 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Céline Sciamma's " Petite Maman " couldn't be more different in scope and scale from "Portrait of a Lady on Fire." There are no castles, or corsets or waves crashing up against craggy cliffs....

Mark Wahlberg stars in the spiritless 'Father Stu'

Sunday, 27 November 2022, 06:47 Last update: about 3 months ago Associated Press

Mark Wahlberg is offering us a gift as sweet as a box of Peeps or a chocolate rabbit — and just as nutritious. "Father Stu" is a loving biopic of a one-time real-life hell-raising,...

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