Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Bodies’ a messy, showy dim escape

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In recent years, there has been a pattern among well-known syndicated critics – those who have established themselves nationwide or globally via the internet. One melting pot of reviewers is on Rotten Tomatoes, where contributors often appear in lockstep with one another.

Movie review: ‘Train’ in vain fueled by blood, cameos

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“Atomic Blonde” and “John Wick” director David Leitch has turned his trained eye to the action flick “Bullet Train,” a speedy spectacle that pays homage to the early films of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

TV review: Forever Summer Hamptons

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Amazon Prime Video’s reality show “Forever Summer: Hamptons” isn’t much better than its awkward name.

‘Little Nashville,’ a night of song and drink

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OTTAWA — For one night a year, normally peaceful Ottawa transforms into a giant beer garden.

Review: Say yes to stunning, mysterious ‘Nope’

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Why “Nope” for a movie title?

Review: ‘Crawdads’ bogged down by corny contrivance

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In 2018, Delia Owens’ best-selling novel “Where the Crawdads Sing” was all the rage, in part due to a controversy involving its author. Owens, an ex-resident of Africa, is reportedly still wanted for questioning for the 1995 killing of an elephant poacher.

Review: ‘Black Phone’ rings terrifyingly true

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“The Black Phone,” based on a disturbing short story, marks another frightening feather in the cap of director Scott Derrickson.

Review: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ takes nonsensical trip to 1970s

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When the aliens finally invade, they will find the vestiges of our Minions-based civilization and wonder just what the hell happened here. Having lived through it, I could not possibly begin to explain just how these hot dog-shaped, banana-hued, gibberish-speaking overlords came to infiltrate our culture at every level, storming onto screens big and small, emblazoned onto merchandise, looming large on inflatable statuary, haunting our nightmares.

Review: Butler did it — ‘Elvis’ revival grows as it goes

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Let’s cut to the chase: The new biopic “Elvis” is worthwhile, foremost for Austin Butler’s genuine and charismatic portrayal of rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley.

Review: ‘Pretty’ a passable, dreamy diversion

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Set along the Massachusetts coast on fictional Cousins Beach, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is an average coming-of-age story involving a young lady’s ups and downs.