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A Sad Waste: Despite Matt Damon, a Legendary Director and a Massive Budget, 'The Great Wall' Is Truly Terrible

A Sad Waste: Despite Matt Damon, a Legendary Director and a Massive Budget, 'The Great Wall' Is Truly Terrible

Thursday, February 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Something in the neighborhood of $17 bazillion zillion got thrown at this movie thing called The Great Wall , a mash up of American stars and kick-ass Asian directors.

That’s $17 bazillion zillion somebody would’ve been better off spending on masking tape and gummi bears. Matt Damon stars in this mess,...

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True TV: 'The Blacklist: Redemption' Spies Hard; 'Taken' Is a Pedestrian Prequel

True TV: 'The Blacklist: Redemption' Spies Hard; 'Taken' Is a Pedestrian Prequel

Wednesday, February 22, 2017  |  Bill Frost

The Blacklist: Redemption (Thursday, Feb. 23, NBC), series debut: While hardcore Blacklist fans are asking, “How’s this spin-off going to work?” casual viewers are curious to know: “How many encoded tattoos can she fit on her body?” For the latter: That’s Blindspot , dumbasses. For the former: Undercover...

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The Best Pictures: Your Guide to this Weekend's Academy Awards Show

The Best Pictures: Your Guide to this Weekend's Academy Awards Show

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Will La La Land suffer from enough backlash before the Acadamy Awards ceremony this Sunday, Feb. 26, to lose the Best Picture Oscar? Will Matt Damon show up to foil Jimmy Kimmel’s big hosting gig dressed as Batman? Will Ben Affleck stop pouting about how badly Live by Night bombed and re-accept the dire...

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Home Video Review: Female-Directed Horror Collection 'XX' Isn't Groundbreaking, but It Has Enough Worth Watching

Home Video Review: Female-Directed Horror Collection 'XX' Isn't Groundbreaking, but It Has Enough Worth Watching

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Four women write and direct short films in horror anthology XX .

Most notably, Annie Clark of the band St. Vincent (My hero!) makes her film-directorial debut with a segment called The Birthday Party , in which a frantic mom (Melanie Lynskey) panics when she finds a corpse just before her child’s birthday...

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The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

The Dark Knight Goes Plastic: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Is Fun, Hilarious and Surprisingly Deep

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Let’s face it: The Dark Knight has been really living up to the word “dark” since Tim Burton’s Batman came out 28 years ago. He can certainly be a morose sourpuss.

Wait a minute … has it really been 28 years since Burton’s Batman came out? Holy crap! I just totally freaked myself out. Hang on … I need to...

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Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Wick Is Back to Wreck: Keanu Reeves Is Perfect in 'John Wick: Chapter 2'

Thursday, February 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A whole lot of people get shot in the face in John Wick: Chapter 2 , a worthy sequel to the 2014 breakout hit.

A totally bummed-out Keanu Reeves returns as the lone assassin, originally brought out of retirement after somebody killed his dog and stole his car. Many deaths later, Wick is back in his sty...

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