'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

/ Aug 16, 2017

'Baby Driver': Things go fast with Baby on board

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Banzai to fossil fuels! Lots of love to gas-guzzlers! That's the basic sentiment behind "Baby Driver," which is all screeching tires and revving engines, unfolding to what has got to be the coolest movie soundtrack of 2017. Directed by Edgar Wright ("Hot Fuzz," "Shaun of ...

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

/ Jul 26, 2017

Tom Cruise has 'Mummy' issues

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'The Mummy" begins with one main premise: Tom Cruise still has it. It ends with a promise: Tom Cruise will always have it. Assuming you're on board with those statements, you'll have a blast. On its own, however, "The Mummy" is pretty weird. It's like ...

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

/ Jul 19, 2017

'Okja' reminds us of friendship and factory farming

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Bong Joon-ho's latest film, "Okja," received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard at the beginning of the screening. Those were likely due to a technical failure that delayed the screening for ...

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

/ Jul 12, 2017

'Life' provides the chills of a sci-fi horror

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Hot and humid Japanese summers call for kaidan, scary stories that send shivers down the spine. In the days before we had air conditioning, kids would gather around after dinner to tell and listen to those terrifying tales in an effort to chill out ...

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

/ Jul 5, 2017

Gross-out gags make 'Gintama' a miss

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Some actors have a knack for picking good material. And some, like Shun Oguri, drift from stinker to stinker: "Museum," "Terra Formars," "Galaxy Turnpike," "Lupin the Third." Still considered a box-office force despite this dismal track record, Oguri stars in "Gintama," the live-action adaptation of ...