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Sandler’s sweaty, slimy fever dream ‘Uncut Gems’

9/10 The opening shot of Uncut Gems is a long push. First, we go deep into a raw black opal, a cousin of which will become central to the plot, seeing, as they say you can, the entire universe in … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: ‘Alien’ barely edges ‘Guardians,’ Cannes clashes over Netflix

New offering Alien: Covenant slightly underperformed and week-three holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 had another strong showing, to the end that Covenant earned the weekend’s top spot by just a $1.5 million margin. Teenage romance adaptation Everything, Everything was the only other movie to … Continue reading

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Melissa McCarthy is quickly becoming the next Adam Sandler

Find a religious text, put your hand on it and read this out loud: “Melissa McCarthy isn’t funny. She never was funny. Unless her films undergo dramatic changes, she never will be funny. “I will never pay money to see … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen the void in a man’s eyes?

When’s the last time Adam Sandler smiled in a movie? Not the last time he made you, the viewer, smile — that must be decades ago by now — when’s the last time he smiled? He looked lethargic and bored … Continue reading

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Beasts of no theater

It’s Halloween weekend. There’s nothing new releasing, as studios are afraid of competition during their highest-leverage time slots — and no, Bradley Cooper and Sandra Bullock Oscarbating don’t count. With no reason to go to a theater, you sit at … Continue reading

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