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‘The Snowman’ has a star-studded cast based on a blockbuster murder novel, but it’s a mess

‘The Snowman’ has a star-studded cast based on a blockbuster murder novel, but it’s a mess

By Katie WalshMr. Alfredson, you could have saved it. We gave you all the tools — a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbo, and three time Oscar winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is The Snowman suc...
Published: 10/19/17
‘Only the Brave’ honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

‘Only the Brave’ honors sacrifice of front line firefighters amid California wildfires

No one knew that the release date for the forest firefighting movie Only the Brave’ would coincide with one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.Who could have predicted that in the San Francisco Bay Area, at least, audience member...
Published: 10/18/17
Updated: 10/19/17
Channing Tatum drops out of Weinstein Co. movie about sex abuse

Channing Tatum drops out of Weinstein Co. movie about sex abuse

LOS ANGELES — Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with the Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse. Tatum wrote Wednesday on Instagram that he will not be developing anything with Harvey Weinstein’s fo...
Published: 10/18/17
Andy Serkis’ directing debut ‘Breathe’ is the swooniest polio movie ever

Andy Serkis’ directing debut ‘Breathe’ is the swooniest polio movie ever

After such a revolutionary acting career, Andy Serkis should be expected to make an equally inventive directing debut. Breathe is anything but that.Serkis wrote a new chapter on acting with milestone motion-capture performances in the Lord of the Rin...
Published: 10/17/17
Updated: 10/18/17
What’s new in theaters: ‘The Snowman,’ ‘Only the Brave,’ ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

What’s new in theaters: ‘The Snowman,’ ‘Only the Brave,’ ‘Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

OPENING FRIDAY:THE SNOWMANUnlike Frosty, The Snowman (R) isn’t a jolly, happy soul. He’s a serial killer who murders after snowfalls, keeping him busy in Norway where an alcoholic detective (Michael Fassbender) specializes in — wait for it — cold cas...
Published: 10/15/17
Updated: 10/18/17
Plan a Halloween movie marathon with these spooky flicks on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO

Plan a Halloween movie marathon with these spooky flicks on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. Not just because I can be my true witchy self and eat Reese's cups until I hate myself. No, I just really love to be scared. There are plenty of events locally where you can get the pants scared off of yo...
Published: 10/13/17
Updated: 10/15/17
'The Foreigner' is Jackie Chan's (terrible) attempt at being taken seriously

'The Foreigner' is Jackie Chan's (terrible) attempt at being taken seriously

This tale feels decades out of time and Jackie Chan out of place in a serious tale.
Published: 10/12/17
Updated: 10/13/17
As you wish: Five things you didn't know about 'The Princess Bride' on its 30th anniversary

As you wish: Five things you didn't know about 'The Princess Bride' on its 30th anniversary

When it comes to casting the characters for an epic tale like The Princess Bride, you need some really big actors. REALLY big.  Director Rob Reiner reportedly considered several actors for the role of Fezzik, the lovable giant who eventually is ...
Published: 10/12/17
Somehow Thurgood Marshall isn't even the star in his own biopic 'Marshall'

Somehow Thurgood Marshall isn't even the star in his own biopic 'Marshall'

Truth is an obstacle that the Thurgood Marshall biopic never overcomes. It's true that a prejudiced judge in 1941 banned the NAACP lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice from addressing the court during the career-shaping case this movie depicts. Ma...
Published: 10/11/17
Updated: 10/12/17
What's in theaters this week: 'Marshall,' 'The Foreigner,' 'Happy Death Day'

What's in theaters this week: 'Marshall,' 'The Foreigner,' 'Happy Death Day'

INDIE FLICKS: PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMENWonder Woman was a PG-13 blockbuster but her real origins are for adults only, as depicted in Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (R). Writer-director Angela Robinson dramatizes her comic book creato...
Published: 10/11/17