Tag Archives: #Disney

Inconsequential sequels sweep through cinemas

In an era of long-awaited sequels, remakes and “soft reboots” that roll into theaters decades after their corresponding media, Disney’s and Sony’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Zombieland: Double Tap were the least long-awaited, releasing five and 10 years after … Continue reading

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‘It: Chapter Two’ is boring, homosexist and three hours long

2/10 I can’t believe they got James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain to show up for this. Derry, Maine, 2016- You saw It, and for some reason, loved it. Now it’s 27 years later, and Pennywise, the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) … Continue reading

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The bubble bursts- on Moviepass and the rise of monopoly-class movies

When I started doing these Labor Day summer wrapups five years ago, what I identified — and what plenty of other people identified — was a crashing bubble at the domestic box office, and after a rebound year in 2018, … Continue reading

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‘Angel’ falls forward onto weekend crown, Disney looms over Sony

Lionsgate’s Angel has Fallen rose high above industry expectations with an opening of $21.4 million, nearly matching its 2016 predecessor London has Fallen. It’s the series’ worst opening, but the first entry to spend time at no. 1. Other new … Continue reading

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Once upon a film historian’s dream

7/10 I’m sure writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino enjoys Once Upon a Time in Hollywood very much. Once upon a time in Hollywood – Feb. 8, 1969 to be exact – TV cowboy Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries and fails to transition … Continue reading

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