Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 3--Parabellum.
May 17, 2019 Once upon a time, a man named John Wick retired from his successful career as an assassin. But then he returned to it. And across what's now a three-film series, he's been having a heck of a week ever since.
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Keanu Reeves is back in the over the top John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.
May 16, 2019 The third installment of the Keanu-as-super-assassin series triples down on the gorgeously staged violence, but little things like his character's motivation get hopelessly muddled.
Aw, crap: David Harbour stars in the 2019 reboot of Hellboy.
April 11, 2019 Comics creator Mike Mignola's gruff demon-hero gets a hard-R reboot that swaps out the charm of director Guillermo del Toro's previous iterations and replaces it with "chaotic, repetitive" gore.
Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer star in the new movie Shazam!
April 5, 2019 "Shazam!" is what young Billy Batson says to morph into a big red superhero. It's also the name of the new movie about him. Starring Zachary Levi as the big lug in the suit, Shazam! makes for a lighter DC Comics movie.
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Tim Burton's Dumbo re-imagines the 1942 animated Disney classic.
March 28, 2019 Tim Burton's take on the classic Disney animated feature does what it sets out to do in a kid-friendly, safe and unsurprising way devoid of the director's onetime idiosyncratic flair.
Alita: Battle Angel leaves the Uncanny Valley behind to map the Uncanny Canyon. Eye-yi-yi.
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February 14, 2019 Despite a surfeit of impressive talent behind and before the camera, and solid set-pieces, Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of a popular manga about a deadly teenage-ish robot feels thin, and dated.
Gina Rodriguez is Gloria, a young woman drawn against her will into crime and violence by a skeezy drug kingpin, in Miss Bala.
January 31, 2019 Miss Bala invites comparisons to other, more effective films with similar butt-kicking protagonists, but as compelling, well-acted genre filmmaking, it succeeds.
Matthew McConaughey, looking none too serene, plays Baker Dill — no, seriously — in Serenity.
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January 24, 2019 A perpetually sodden Matthew McConaughey plays a fishing-charter captain drawn into a murder plot in this soapy, dopey tale that turns into an unconvincing fish story.
The superheroes Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), The Horde (James McAvoy) and The Overseer (Bruce Willis) are assembled for a crappy therapy session in M. Night Shyamalan's Glass.
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January 18, 2019 In 2000, director M. Night Shyamalan presented Unbreakable, the story of two men whose epic tales of good and evil collided. Then came 2016's Split, a stealth sequel. Now, Shyamalan wraps up the trilogy with Glass.
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Peter Jackson restores archival footage of British soldiers enjoying a meal in the documentary They Shall Not Grow Old.
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January 10, 2019 Peter Jackson's documentary, featuring expertly restored archival footage from the first World War, is "astonishing"; his "digital tools summon empathy, not spectacle."
December 22, 2018 "Anyone can wear the mask," the film says, and indeed, multiple characters do — including Miles Morales, the first Afro-Latino Spidey.
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Listen, bud: Peter Parker (voiced by Jake Johnson) and Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) swing into action in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
December 13, 2018 Many Spider-Men and -Women meet up in this "graphically dazzling, generously imaginative, nakedly optimistic, mercilessly funny" and refreshingly inclusive animated film.
Carly Rae Jepsen demonstrates her Christmas prowess at Rockefeller Center in 2015.
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December 5, 2018 You can't have an abundance of Christmas songs without also having an abundance of opinions about Christmas songs — songs we love, songs we hate, songs we love when they're sung by one person, but hate when they're sung by another. This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, we've convened a special panel to tackle our favorite songs for the season.
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Ricky Jay performs his show Ricky Jay & his 52 Assistants at the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles in 1996.
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November 30, 2018 Critic Chris Klimek offers a remembrance of the late illusionist, author and actor Ricky Jay, for whom he worked as a personal assistant over a decade ago.
Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone are back in the ring for Creed II.
November 28, 2018 It's been three years since the Rocky movies were reborn with Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis. Now, in Creed 2, Adonis is up against the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in the ring in 1985.
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