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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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Spectre an odd, somber Bond film

Spectre may be one of the most self-hating movies ever made. It’s still an action adventure, it’s still 007, but it doesn’t really enjoy being that way — and somehow, it’s not a bad thing. The 24th 007 movie sees James … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: All new releases bomb, Batman vs. Superman getting expensive, Star Wars apparently just for boys

Four new wide releases bombed this weekend, putting The Martian back on top for the third time in four weeks. Two of them, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms, rank among the worst opening weekends of all time- Box Office Mojo Presumed no. … Continue reading

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’60s adaptation aggressively, overwhelmingly funny

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is the perfect date movie, in that I want to take this movie out on a date. The beautiful and charming movie, based on the 1960s television series, thrusts Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill), a master thief blackmailed … Continue reading

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A tale of two McCarthys

At Spy’s world premier in May, star Jason Statham called writer/director Paul Feig “The Scorsese of comedy.” To really understand the gravity of this comment, you have to take the time to watch all those classic Scorsese/Statham collaborations. Go ahead. I’ll wait. Spy stars … Continue reading

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