Monday, November 20, 2017

Movies

Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Who killed all the fun in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’?

Kenneth Branagh’s somnambulant remake of Murder on the Orient Express is a murder mystery Agatha Christie never intended: Who killed her diabolical fun?The answer is right under our noses, like the cake frosting mustache under his. Branagh’s portraya...
Published: 11/08/17
Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Movie review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Yorgos Lanthimos serves revenge colder than some viewers will accept in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (R), a thriller taking its sweet time doing nasty things.Colin Farrell stars as Dr. Steven Murphy, a successful cardiologist with all the trimmings: ...
Published: 11/08/17
Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Movie review: ‘Wonderstruck’ brings together two deaf children

Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck is a childhood fable brimming with lush visuals yet too wispy to bear them. Based on Brian Selznick’s 2011 novel, the movie , seldom jarring the heart as much as the eyes.Two children 50 years apart sharing more than deafnes...
Published: 11/08/17
Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash

Disney ends LA Times ban after widespread backlash

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday lifted its ban of Los Angeles Times reporters and critics from its press screenings after a widespread backlash prompted several media outlets to announce their own boycotts of Disney movies. In a statement Tuesday, Dis...
Published: 11/07/17
What’s new in theaters: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

What’s new in theaters: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

NOW IN THEATERS: A BAD MOMS CHRISTMASNo doubt the Bad Moms of 2015’s sleeper hit made Santa’s naughty list. He can underline their names after A Bad Moms Christmas (R), something for parents to see while the kids go shopping.Mila Kunis, Kristin Bell ...
Published: 11/03/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Beyonce to play Nala in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake

Beyonce to play Nala in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ remake

LOS ANGELES — Beyonce Knowles-Carter is joining the cast of The Lion King to voice to role of Nala. The Walt Disney Studios revealed the main cast for its upcoming live-action and CG adaptation of its 1994 animated classic Wednesday and confirmed the...
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‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ has the right cast but the wrong spirit

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ has the right cast but the wrong spirit

A Bad Moms Christmas is a comedy with better casting than jokes, a sequel sticking to the formula of using twice as much of whatever worked before.In this case, that means finding three women matching the diversely go-girl spirits of Mila Kunis, Kris...
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Hillsborough will think small rather than give up on luring film productions

Hillsborough will think small rather than give up on luring film productions

TAMPA — The public incentives that helped lure major productions to Florida, as well as the infrastructure they helped grow, have faded away.But there’s still money to be made on small-scale pursuits, people in the industry say — chiefly, commercials...
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Red balloons are appearing on sewers in St. Pete, and around the country

Red balloons are appearing on sewers in St. Pete, and around the country

Residents of the Crescent Heights neighborhood in St. Petersburg woke up to a creepy surprise on Halloween, though exactly how creeped they were might depend on how they feel about clowns.In what appears to be a nod to the latest film adaptation of S...
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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ puts the comic in comic book as the god of thunder has some fun

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ puts the comic in comic book as the god of thunder has some fun

They’re called comic books for a reason too many superhero movies neglect. Not Thor: Ragnarok, one keenly aware of how silly all this universe saving stuff is. Guardians of the Galaxy is fun; this movie’s funny. There’s a difference.Chalk it up to th...
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