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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
Like the bottomless trunk totted by "magizoolologist" Newt Scamander, "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" is a mixed bag of wonders.
Newt (Eddie Redmayne) can reach into his suitcase and, like Mary Poppins before him, pull out just about anything. And it sometimes feels as...
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
Xenophobia. Prejudice. Oppression.
Who's up for a little escapism at the multiplex?
J.K. Rowling, embarking on her new, post-Potter blockbuster franchise with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," has said herself that her screenplay, which she began several years ago, was...
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016
The pop culture juggernaut of J.K. Rowling's Potter-mania appeared to be breathing its last gasp when the eighth film in the series, part two of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," made its premiere amid teeming throngs of bittersweet Potter fans in London's Leicester Square in 2011.
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016
Tarzan has been dusted off, his abs polished and his vocabulary spruced up in David Yates' handsome but altogether pointless "The Legend of Tarzan," a chest-thumping resurrection of the Ape Man that fails to find any reason for the iconic character's continued evolution.
On the one hand,...