Category Archives: White Noise

Many unkind things about Olivia Wilde

4/10 I like Olivia Wilde as an actress. I’ve never met her, but I’m sure she’s a very nice lady. Now that’s out of the way, Don’t Worry Darling is a lukewarm mess, not terrible, interesting enough to be as … Continue reading

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Knopp finally writes about ‘Avatar’

I started writing about movies formally in January 2010 with The Book of Eli, which released the second weekend of that year more than $20 million behind Avatar, which was in its fifth weekend. I’ve heard so much about Avatar … Continue reading

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The bust-out of Warner Bros.

Industrial-scale film distribution dates back to before World War I. In the bad old days with no way to transmit information digitally, movies had to be physically carried from Southern California outward, a supply chain that wound its way across … Continue reading

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Brief notes on ‘DC League of Super-pets’

There’s no more palpable bromance in Hollywood right now than the one between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Their electricity is palpable and joyous, and the Jumanji co-stars seem to have endeavored to work together more as time has gone … Continue reading

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Cronenberg of the past, ‘Crimes of the Future’

In 2022, after more than a century of pumping carbon into the atmosphere at an industrial scale, the environment has fully turned against us. We’re still recovering from a new plague, wildfires have become an annual fact of life in … Continue reading

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