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Sad Jesus: 'Mary Magdalene' Is Not a Good Movie—and Its Portrayal of Jesus Is Downright Weird

Sad Jesus: 'Mary Magdalene' Is Not a Good Movie—and Its Portrayal of Jesus Is Downright Weird

Apr 22, 2019 10:00  |  Bob Grimm

Mary Magdalene , the latest take on the title character—who has had widely ranging portrayals in cinema over the years—suggests that Mary (Rooney Mara) was Jesus’ closest disciple, and was by no means ...

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A Regrettable Reboot: This Cheap, Muddled Version of 'Hellboy' Should Never Have Been Made

A Regrettable Reboot: This Cheap, Muddled Version of 'Hellboy' Should Never Have Been Made

Apr 18, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

A Hellboy movie without Guillermo del Toro proves to be a very unfortunate thing.

The new Hellboy —the third movie to be based upon the classic Dark Horse comic—isn’t a sequel; it’s a reboot … a cheap, s...

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Home Video Review: 'Holmes and Watson' Manages to Accomplish Something Seemingly Impossible: It Made Will Ferrell Not Funny

Home Video Review: 'Holmes and Watson' Manages to Accomplish Something Seemingly Impossible: It Made Will Ferrell Not Funny

Apr 16, 2019 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

A film starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly used to be an event . Alas, things have changed … and I found myself—like much of the rest of the world—waiting to see Holmes and Watson on home video, beca...

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Fun Comes to the DC Universe: Shazam! Works Thanks to Star Zachary Levi and a Heart-Warming Story

Fun Comes to the DC Universe: Shazam! Works Thanks to Star Zachary Levi and a Heart-Warming Story

Apr 11, 2019 09:30  |  Brian Blueskye

The DC Comics universe gets its best movie since Wonder Woman with Shazam! , a fun—and surprisingly dark—blast of superhero fantasy. While a little sloppy at times, the movie works thanks to its central p...

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A Remake Without the Laughs: A More Serious Take Dooms the New Version of 'Pet Sematary'

A Remake Without the Laughs: A More Serious Take Dooms the New Version of 'Pet Sematary'

Apr 11, 2019 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

The original cinematic take on Stephen King’s supposed scariest novel was a camp-horror hoot—a strange mixture of gore and satire that holds up pretty well today. The new take on Pet Sematary offers mor...

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Home Video Review: Clint Eastwood Unsuccessfully Tries to Get Laughs With Racism in 'The Mule'

Home Video Review: Clint Eastwood Unsuccessfully Tries to Get Laughs With Racism in 'The Mule'

Apr 09, 2019 10:00  |  Bob Grimm

Clint Eastwood, approaching 90, directs and stars in The Mule , a messy movie done in by cutesy racism.

Eastwood plays Earle, a horticulturalist and crappy family man who loses his business when people f...

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A Floppy Flop: Tim Burton's Remake of 'Dumbo' Is an Uninspired Debacle

A Floppy Flop: Tim Burton's Remake of 'Dumbo' Is an Uninspired Debacle

Apr 04, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The decline of Tim Burton continues with Dumbo , his remake of the classic animated movie that amounts to a big zero—for kids and adults alike.

The original Dumbo clocked in at just a little more than an h...

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Content Shifter: Eight Hulu (Sort Of) Hits to Stream

Content Shifter: Eight Hulu (Sort Of) Hits to Stream

Apr 03, 2019 07:00  |  Bill Frost

I’m a Spotify Premium subscriber, because I don’t want ads interrupting my stream of the 16 new Oh Sees albums released last week. Thanks to my exorbitant Coachella Valley Independent salary, it’s a sma...

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