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What Critics Are Saying About 80 for Brady
What Critics Are Saying
About 80 for Brady
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What Critics Are Saying About 80 for Brady

Opinions vary from 'irresistible' to 'without much finesse'

(Newser) - Oscar winners Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field are transformed into Tom Brady superfans in 80 for Brady , Kyle Marvin's comedy about four older women who descend on the 2017 Super Bowl to support their beloved New England Patriots. Audiences are loving the film, loosely based...

A Sci-Fi Indie Film Leads Oscar Nominations

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' leads with 11

(Newser) - The Oscar nominations are out, and the sci-fi indie hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the way with 11 nominations. We won't know the big winners until the March 12 awards show, but here are the contenders in the main categories, per the AP and People :
  • Best film:
...

Women Talking Is 'a Tour-de-Force in Every Sense'
Women Talking Is a
'Murderer's Row of Talent'
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Women Talking Is a 'Murderer's Row of Talent'

Sarah Polley’s adaptation of Miriam Toews' novel offers an incredible cast, a complicated discussion

(Newser) - Three generations of women from a remote Mennonite community have a matter of hours to decide how to respond to brutal sexual assault denied by the colony's men in Sarah Polley's Women Talking , based on the 2018 novel by Miriam Toews, who also serves as screenwriter of the...

Hanks 'Adds Heart' to A Man Called Otto
How Tom Hanks' Latest
Is Faring With Critics
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How Tom Hanks' Latest Is Faring With Critics

Audiences like 'A Man Called Otto' more

(Newser) - Tom Hanks stars as a widower with a grudge against the world who has his eyes opened by community in A Man Called Otto , based on Hannes Holm's Oscar-nominated 2016 Swedish film A Man Called Ove, which was itself based on Fredrik Backman's 2012 novel of the same...

Coppola Film Has Reportedly 'Descended Into Chaos'

'Megalopolis' set in Atlanta said to be mired in mass firings/resignations, spiking costs

(Newser) - Just a few weeks ago, all seemed to be chugging along on the set of Megalopolis, the latest film in the works by Francis Ford Coppola, with a star-studded cast that includes Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker. But appearances were apparently cloaking what's...

The New Chucky Is a 'Mean-Girl Machine'
Horror Film M3GAN Gives Us
a New 'Classic Character'
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Horror Film M3GAN Gives Us a New 'Classic Character'

Movie has a 95% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - January is known as a dump month at the theater, with the perception that films released this month are destined for cinematic oblivion. According to critics, Gerard Johnstone's M3GAN , out Friday, is a clear exception. The PG-13 horror film—in which a roboticist (Allison Williams) enlists the help of...

Obama's Annual Holiday Gift to Us Is Here

Former president shares his list of favorite books, movies, and music in 2022

(Newser) - If your favorite part of the year is at the end, when ex-presidents release their "best of" lists, Barack Obama has hooked you up yet again. The 61-year-old former commander in chief has released his annual roundup of favorite books, movies, and songs, and the eclectic mix has something...

Critics Pan 'One-Note' Whitney Houston Biopic
Critics Pan 'One-Note'
Whitney Houston Biopic
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Critics Pan 'One-Note' Whitney Houston Biopic

Still, star Naomi Ackie wins praise for a 'magnetic' performance

(Newser) - Audiences are loving I Wanna Dance With Somebody, a film tracing Whitney Houston's superstar rise and fall, giving it a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Not so much critics, whose 48% rating officially falls in the "rotten" category. The film from director Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) and screenwriter Anthony...

James Cameron to Settle Titanic Debate 'Once and for All'

Director teases analysis showing both Jack and Rose could not have survived on floating door

(Newser) - James Cameron may be promoting his new Avatar sequel but he's still fielding questions about the ending of his 25-year-old blockbuster Titanic—questions he hopes to answer "once and for all" with an upcoming special. Asked recently whether he ever regretted letting Leonardo DiCaprio's Jack die, the...

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2
What Critics Are Saying
About Avatar 2
MOVIE REVIEW

What Critics Are Saying About Avatar 2

'You don’t feel like you're watching a movie so much as floating in one'

(Newser) - After a 13-year wait, James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water is here. Having lost his human body, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) is now a renowned Na'vi warrior and father, whose family—including mate Neytiri (Zoe Saldaña) and a human orphan —is forced from the Pandoran...

Daughter's Film on Nancy Pelosi Shows 'It's Not an Act'

Alexandra Pelosi discusses new film and the attack that 'destroyed my faith in humanity'

(Newser) - Alexandra Pelosi is a bit biased, but she believes her mother is a master at her game. Hence why she's made a documentary on Nancy Pelosi's three-decade career in politics, debuting Tuesday night on HBO. Pelosi in the House is technically "not authorized," the filmmaker and...

Golden Globes Nominees Are Out
Golden Globes
Nominees Are Out

Golden Globes Nominees Are Out

'Banshees of Inisherin,' 'Everything Everywhere all at Once' lead the movie pack

(Newser) - The Golden Globe nominations are out from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is trying to recover after scandal and boycott . Among films, Martin McDonagh's feuding friends tale The Banshees of Inisherin led with eight nominations, including nods for actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan....

Hollywood Should Be Worried About a Box Office Trend

Films directed at 'grownups' are fizzling

(Newser) - Studios have been putting out a lot of movies of late that have wowed the critics, writes Brooks Barnes in a New York Times analysis. The problem is that Barnes sums up the box office results for these movies—think "Oscar-oriented films" and "films for grownups," as...

Harrison Ford Gets De-Aged for New Indiana Jones
Trailer, Title Are Out
for 5th Indiana Jones
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Trailer, Title Are Out for 5th Indiana Jones

Preview sees Harrison Ford digitally de-aged

(Newser) - We have our first look at Harrison Ford in his fifth turn as Indiana Jones, which will also be his last. "I will not fall down for you again," the 80-year-old Ford, who injured his shoulder while rehearsing an action scene for the upcoming Indiana Jones and the ...

Pesci: One Home Alone Scene Really Hurt

He says he was seriously burned when character's hat was set on fire

(Newser) - Joe Pesci has fond memories of making two Home Alone movies—and a not-so-fond memory of sustaining a real injury from one of the many booby traps Macaulay Culkin's character set for the bumbling burglars played by Pesci and Daniel Stern. In an interview with People to mark the...

Love Actually Cast Has Holiday Surprise for Us

Diane Sawyer sits down with Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and more in TV special on ABC, Hulu

(Newser) - The short sequel to holiday favorite Love Actually didn't go over so well. But perhaps a holiday special five years later will go over better. The one-hour special, to air Tuesday on ABC and stream later on Hulu, will feature interviews with cast members Hugh Grant (Prime Minister David),...

A Christmas Story House Up for Sale
An Iconic Ohio
Home Is Up for Grabs

An Iconic Ohio Home Is Up for Grabs

Cleveland house used in 'A Christmas Story,' plus a museum and gift shop, has been listed

(Newser) - You could spend Christmas—and every other day of the year—in the house made famous by A Christmas Story. The century-old home in Cleveland, used to house the family of Ralphie Parker in the 1983 film, is up for sale as part of a listing that includes a museum,...

What Critics Are Saying About the Black Panther Sequel
What Critics Are Saying About
the Black Panther Sequel
MOVIE REVIEW

What Critics Are Saying About the Black Panther Sequel

It's overstuffed, overlong, and somber, yet moving

(Newser) - The world didn't just lose Chadwick Boseman , Wakanda lost its King T'Challa , and both deaths are felt deeply in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , which lands an 85% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Following T'Challa's death from an unnamed illness, his mother, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett)...

Is That You, Brendan Fraser?
Is That You,
Brendan Fraser?
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Is That You, Brendan Fraser?

Trailer shows actor transformed into a 600-pound man for 'The Whale'

(Newser) - We finally have our first good look at Brendan Fraser's return to the big screen. To say the actor transformed for his role in Darren Aronofosky's The Whale would be an understatement. The 53-year-old was required to don a prosthetic suit for his portrayal of Charlie, a 600-pound...

Radcliffe's 'Zeal for Role' of Weird Al Is Hard to Resist
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story
Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'
MOVIE REVIEW

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Has '2 Aces Up Its Sleeve'

Or so praises one critic

(Newser) - Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a bit wacky. But what else would you expect from the parodist, who co-produced and co-wrote the film along with the director, Eric Appel, who produced a 2010 short that inspired it. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, and...

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