Tag Archives: Bryan Singer

After two years to get the edit right, ‘New Mutants’ is a mess

2/10 After two years of post-production, you’d think The New Mutants would at least be organized. In The New Mutants, Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens imprisoned in a facility for adolescent mutants who have killed people with their emerging powers. … Continue reading

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‘Dark Phoenix’ has its merits, but falls apart as you’re watching it

3/10 X-Men: The Last Stand was a doomed production. Franchise director Bryan Singer and two of X2’s writers had jumped ship to makeSuperman Returns, which had its own problems, and 20th Century Fox producers set a May 26, 2006 release date and refused to move off … Continue reading

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‘Rocketman’ can’t break through

3/10 Hollywood biopics have grown more and more uniform as they’ve grown more lucrative over the years. That goes doubly for musician biopics, all of which seem to follow the same plot regardless of who they’re about and none of … Continue reading

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Unpacking the hateful version of history at the 91st Academy Awards

In 1915, Epoch Producing Co. released what is widely considered to be the first epic film, though there is some pushback against that, Birth of a Nation. In the film, after chronicling the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip: Bryan Singer accused by four more, SAG awards

It was a whisper-quiet weekend at the box office, with the top 12 making only $79.8 million overall, the third worst number going back a full calendar year. A big reason why was a lack of exciting new releases – … Continue reading

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