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‘Ocean’s 8’ Review: No Style, No Wit, No Moral Courage

About 40-minutes into Ocean’s 8, after it struck me that the movie was nowhere near as much fun as heist movies are supposed to be, my attention wandered towards ideas that might have made the experience a bit more lively. And because I’m a child, an image popped into my head…

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‘Solo’ Review: Too Forgettable to Ruin Your Childhood

Alden Ehrenreich has been given the unenviable task of stepping into the shoes of Harrison Ford, and please forgive my manners as I make an issue of the fact that Ehrenreich is noticeably too short, way too short to step in the shoes of anyone who is not a member of the Lollipop Guild.

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Avengers: ‘Infinity War’ Topples ‘Star Wars’ with Record $250M Opening

A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord “Avengers: Infinity Wars” opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to set the highest opening weekend of all-time.

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Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Slammed By Reviewers

So how bad is I Feel Pretty? Not having seen it (yeah, right — you first), I can only put the following pieces of information together and assume it is freakin’ hideous, because  1) when a left-wing sacred cow like Schumer gets 2) terrible reviews, the movie’s 3)  gotta suck so hard.

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‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’: Critics Hate It, the People Love It

Those critics who bothered, or who were given an opportunity to review the latest faith-based movie Paul, Apostle of Christ, dumped all over it at a 75 percent rate; the audience score, however, is a healthy 93 percent approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (1-15)

King Kong (1933) I hear it’s a kind of a gorilla. Since 1933 we have had everything from animatronic sharks to CGI’d dinosaurs, but nothing has yet topped the sense of adventure and thrills of this 82 year-old monster movie.

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (16-40)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Sal, Wyoming’s not a country. Director Sidney Lumet takes the true story of one of the most inept bank robberies in history and makes it better, much better, into something sublime and urgent and hilarious and

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (41-65)

Thief (1981) I come here to discuss a piece of business with you, and whadda you gonna do? You gonna tell me fairy tales? Writer/director Michael Mann’s first feature film is still his best; a brilliant character study disguised as

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (91-115)

Malcolm X (1992) That’s too much power for one man to have. Writer/director Spike Lee’s masterpiece, and one of the best films of the 90’s, is told in three magnificent, perfectly captured epochs in the life of a man of

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (116-140)

This is part-two of a seven part series which will publish daily. The Professionals (1966) Nothing’s harmless in this desert unless it’s dead. An aging oil tycoon (Ralph Bellamy) goads desperate mercenaries — Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, and Woody

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Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (165-141)

Lists are subjective and almost always widely criticized, argued, and debated — which is the whole point. This is especially true for movie lists. Nevertheless, the top 100 movie list released by the BBC back in 2015 is one of the

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‘Sully’ Review: Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks Stick the Landing

After a summer movie season full of horrendous and spectacularly ill-conceived sequels and reboots, along comes Clint Eastwood, on the first weekend of the fall season, to remind Hollywood how it’s done with an old-school, unabashedly feel-good biopic that features Tom Hanks at the top of his game.

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‘The Hateful Eight’ Review: Talky, Pointless Waste of 70MM

Even though I was disappointed with “Django Unchained,” the idea of another Western directed by a brilliant genre-lover like Quentin Tarantino, is intriguing enough. Add to that the promise of a winter mountain setting in glorious 70MM with a score

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‘Concussion’ Review: Preachy, Manipulative, Dull TV Movie

If you’re interested in the seemingly endless factual inaccuracies in “Concussion,” my colleague Dan Flynn has already knocked that ball out of the park.  Not being a football fan, I walked into the theatre as a movie fan, which is

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‘The Revenant’ Review: Brutal, Beautiful Revenge Western

Based in part on the true story of an 18th 19th Century American trapper left for dead by his fellow traders, director/co-writer Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” is both a satisfying genre film and a legitimate piece of cinematic art. As