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Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
Review:  "Despicable Me 3" Directed By Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
One of the many — and we mean many — subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close — but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does...
Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017
"Stranger Things," "Okja," "Logan" Break New Ground For Young Girls As Action Stars
From the murderous Laura in "Logan" to the mysterious Eleven in "Stranger Things" to the audacious determination of Mija in "Okja," opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before. Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in the 1930s and Buffy slayed...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Director Matt Reeves' "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Apparently all the new Planet of the Apes films needed to do to really hit a home run was take the humans out of the equation. It's what this whole trilogy has been leading to, really, as we dipped our toes into the rise, dawn and now war of this burgeoning civilization of apes and the humans who...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Netflix's "Okja" From Director Bong Joon Ho
Just in time for summer comes a film that seriously threatens the core component of barbeques, baseball games and block parties. To be blunt, "Okja" may force you to put down that hot dog. Director Bong Joon Ho's uneven movie is about a girl, her giant, adorable pet pig and an evil corporation that...
Monday, Jun. 26, 2017
Review: Writer-Director Edgar Wright's "Baby Driver"
There's nothing like an epic getaway chase to kick a movie into high gear, and the first five minutes of "Baby Driver " are pure movie magic. A driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) sits coolly in a car — black Ray-Ban style shades on his face, earbud headphones in place and a jacket that's, fittingly,...
Friday, Jun. 23, 2017
Bong Joon-Ho Discusses Process, Collaborators Who Helped Him Create "Okja"
The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant. It's a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the South Korean director's...
Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017
Film Review: Director Michael Showalter's "The Big Sick"
That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. That those two people also managed to adapt their own great story into a great movie is a miracle. It's the wonder of "The Big Sick ," the must-...
Monday, Jun. 19, 2017
Review: Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled"
"The Beguiled" is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Sofia Coppola's take is more nuanced than the 1971 original, with deeper insight into the ladies of Ms. Farnsworth's Seminary and perhaps not enough into the wounded soldier who disrupts their lives. The writer-director...
Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017
Salma Hayek, Director Miguel Arteta Reflect On "Beatriz at Dinner"
The culture clash drama "Beatriz at Dinner" wasn't written about Donald Trump, but Salma Hayek understands why you might think it was. In the film, Hayek plays a Mexican healer who finds herself at an intimate dinner party with her wealthy clients and their wealthier friends — including a ruthless...
Thursday, Jun. 8, 2017
Review: Director Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy"
Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54. He and his abs are almost creepily ageless. So it's almost fitting that in one of the typically bonkers scenes in "The...