Tag Archives: #Disney

‘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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Realism sucks

2/10 They don’t hit that initial “nants ingonyama” hard enough. They don’t hit anything hard enough. In National Geographic’s The Lion King, Mufasa and Sarabi (James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard), King and Queen of Pride Rock, give birth to … Continue reading

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