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‘Greatest Showman’ not enough

4/10 The Greatest Showman has some lofty ambitions, but it’s just kind of shitty. The film is a heavily fictionalized account of the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and the founding of the circus in the 1840s and ’50s. … 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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‘Logan’ underwhelms in final outing

4/10 After 17 years and nine movies, comic book die-hards are finally getting the Logan they always wanted — the warrior-poet who curses like a sailor as he graphically dismembers other characters, barely in control of his feral rage. Too … Continue reading

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X-Men: Apocalypse a substandard addition to an otherwise improving franchise

Steven James @StevenLeeJames X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t a terrible film, but I wish it did not exist.  En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), the world’s first mutant, was born in Egypt and worked his way to the status of living god. The movie … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Bond, Brown finally crash The Martian’s party

In a predictable weekend box office race, popular newcomers Spectre and The Peanuts Movie took first and second place with $73 million and $45 million. The Martian dropped below second place for just the first time in its six-week run with $9.3 million- Box Office Mojo … Continue reading

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