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Morbius Is a Bit Anemic
What Critics Are Saying
About Jared Leto's Latest
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What Critics Are Saying About Jared Leto's Latest

Vampire film 'Morbius' is like the 'work of a cinematic Dr. Frankenstein'

(Newser) - Blood of various kinds plays a big role in Morbius, but many critics say the latest addition to Sony's Spider-Man Universe is definitely on the anemic side. Jared Leto stars as the title character, a "living vampire" whose efforts to cure his rare blood disease with bioscience leave...

What Critics Are Saying About The Lost City
Bullock, Tatum, Pitt:
It's Forgettable Fun
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Bullock, Tatum, Pitt: It's Forgettable Fun

Critics are mostly amused by 'The Lost City'

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, and Brad Pitt join up for The Lost City , a rework of the 1984 adventure Romancing the Stone, in theaters Friday. From directors Aaron and Adam Nee, the film follows a novelist (Bullock) kidnapped by a billionaire (Radcliffe) who thinks she can lead him...

Critics Weigh In on Our New Batman
Critics Weigh In
on Our New Batman
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Critics Weigh In on Our New Batman

Robert Pattinson is 'brooding perfection,' says one critic

(Newser) - Lacking many of his later tricks, Bruce Wayne takes on a serial killer and his own doubts about himself in The Batman—Matt Reeves' take on the hero played for the first time by Robert Pattinson. The nearly three-hour running time hasn't turned off critics, who give the film...

Blacklight Is a Lowlight for Neeson
Critics Are Savaging
New Liam Neeson Thriller
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Critics Are Savaging New Liam Neeson Thriller

'Blacklight' has 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - Liam Neeson has made some great action movies, but Blacklight definitely isn't one of them, critics say. The thriller, in which Neeson plays an FBI "fixer" who uncovers a government conspiracy, has a lowly 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Critics complain that the movie seems generic, with Neeson...

There's a Feel-Good Vibe to the Jackass Pain
There's a Feel-Good
Vibe to the Jackass Pain
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There's a Feel-Good Vibe to the Jackass Pain

Fourth installment is a hilarious 'protest against maturity': critics

(Newser) - The Jackass crew is older though apparently not much wiser in Jackass Forever , the fourth film in the main series and the first since 2010's Jackass 3D. Johnny Knoxville and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover, now with gray hair, reunite with most of the old crew members plus some newbies—...

What Critics Are Saying About the New Scream
What Critics Are
Saying About
the New Scream
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What Critics Are Saying About the New Scream

It's just what you've come to expect—though 'blunter' and 'bloodier'

(Newser) - Ghostface is back in fictional Woodsboro, Calif.—and on the big screen—in Scream , the latest flick in the long-running horror series and the first not directed by the late Wes Craven. Following 2011's Scream 4 , the film introduces itself as a "requel"—meaning sequel and...

This Is 'By Far the Most Meta Stuff Marvel Has Done'
What Critics Are Saying
About the New Spider-Man
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What Critics Are Saying About the New Spider-Man

General sentiment: It's 'undeniable' fun

(Newser) - Before tuning in to Spider-Man: No Way Home , GamesRadar.com recommends you take in the 2000s Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, the two more recent films starring Andrew Garfield and, in this order, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. It'...

Spielberg Lends a Helping Hand to West Side Story
What Critics Think of
Spielberg's First Musical
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What Critics Think of Spielberg's First Musical

'West Side Story' is getting strong reviews

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg's first musical is a biggie: Coming 60 years after the first film version, Spielberg's iteration of the classic musical West Side Story alters a few elements, apparently for the better. Starring Rachel Zegler as Maria, the sister of the leader of Puerto Rican gang the Sharks,...

Kidman Is 'Sensational' in Being the Ricardos
Kidman Is 'Sensational'
in Being the Ricardos 
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Kidman Is 'Sensational' in Being the Ricardos

But some critics say biopic feels overstuffed

(Newser) - Critics are split on Being the Ricardos: Some say the biopic, which tells the story of I Love Lucy through one hectic week of production in 1952, is a triumph, while others say writer and director Aaron Sorkin has tried to pack far too much into two hours. But most...

Critics Aren't Going Gaga for House of Gucci
Critics Aren't Going Gaga
for House of Gucci
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Critics Aren't Going Gaga for House of Gucci

One reviewer found it 'curiously drab'

(Newser) - Critics say the new Ridley Scott true-crime drama The House of Gucci looked great on paper, with Lady Gaga starring alongside Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons in a sprawling tale of the Italian fashion family's downfall, but many consider the finished product a disappointment. Gaga plays Patrizia...

What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana
What Critics Are Saying
About Kristen Stewart as Diana
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What Critics Are Saying About Kristen Stewart as Diana

She 'finds new, close-to-the-bone layers in a character we thought we already knew'

(Newser) - Spencer , arriving in theaters this weekend, adds to the many portrayals of Princess Diana, whose story you likely know well. But this portrayal, according to critics, is a standout. Directed by Pablo Larraín (of 2016's Jackie) and starring Kristen Stewart, the film is touted as "a...

Stunning Dune 'Will Knock Your Eyes Out'
What the Critics Think
of the Dune Adaptation
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What the Critics Think of the Dune Adaptation

Denis Villeneuve gets high praise in adapting complex novel to screen

(Newser) - The first part of Denis Villeneuve's two-part film adaptation of Frank Herbert's complex 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune—featuring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and Jason Momoa—is here. Chalamet stars as Paul Atreides, heir to the oceanic planet Caladan, whose family...

Gandolfini's Son 'Riveting' in Sopranos Prequel
What Critics Are Saying
About Sopranos Prequel
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What Critics Are Saying About Sopranos Prequel

James Gandolfini's son is 'riveting,' though film itself has some so-so reviews

(Newser) - Fourteen years after the cut-to-black ending of The Sopranos, James Gandolfini’ son, Michael, reprises his father's iconic role as Tony Soprano in the prequel , The Many Saints of Newark , co-written by Sopranos creator David Chase (with Lawrence Konner) and directed by series regular Alan Taylor. Set around Newark, New...

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Worth Watching Just for Chastain

Star generates Oscar buzz with her turn as televangelist 'with a heart of gold'

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain transforms into Tammy Faye Bakker in The Eyes of Tammy Faye , an intimate look at the late televangelist's life, based on the 2000 documentary of the same name. Directed by Michael Showalter, the film—also starring Andrew Garfield as Tammy Faye's preacher husband Jim Bakker —...

For Americans, Stillwater May Be 'Ugly'
For Americans,
Stillwater May Be 'Ugly'
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For Americans, Stillwater May Be 'Ugly'

Film has something to say about the US, but doesn't quite manage it: critic

(Newser) - A denim-wearing Oklahoma roughneck (Matt Damon) seeks a killer on the streets of Marseille, France, where his estranged college-age daughter (Abigail Breslin) is serving time for a murder she says she didn't commit. That's Stillwater , the new film inspired by the case of Amanda Knox and directed by...

What Critics Are Saying About New Bourdain Documentary
New Bourdain
Film Shows
'the Empath and
the Narcissist'
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New Bourdain Film Shows 'the Empath and the Narcissist'

'Haunting,' 'brilliant,' and 'troubling' are just some of the descriptors for Morgan Neville's documentary

(Newser) - It's been just over three years since celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at the age of 61, and a new documentary by filmmaker Morgan Neville hopes to shed some light not only on Bourdain's life, but also on the aftermath of his death. Roadrunner: A Film ...

We Built You Up, Paddington 2, Only to Tear You Down

Movie that knocked 'Citizen Kane' out of top spot on Rotten Tomatoes gets its first negative review

(Newser) - A bit of redemption this week for Citizen Kane and bad news for its most recent foe, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes. The 1941 classic had claimed the honor of best-reviewed film on the movie review site until April, when a lone bad review emerged, marring its 100% critics...

This Is 'Everything You Want a Summer Horror Movie to Be'
Brace Yourself for 
A Quiet Place Part II
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Brace Yourself for A Quiet Place Part II

It 'never lets up,' according to one critic

(Newser) - Writer-director John Krasinski's followup to 2018's "masterful" A Quiet Place arrives in theaters only on Friday, ahead of an expected streaming release this summer, and critics are raving once again. The movie has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Apart from the first scene, which serves as...

What Critics Think of New Michael B. Jordan Movie
What Critics Think of New
Tom Clancy Movie
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What Critics Think of New Tom Clancy Movie

'Without Remorse' isn't getting much praise, but star Michael B. Jordan is

(Newser) - Michael B. Jordan is great in the starring role in Without Remorse , a Tom Clancy thriller directed by Stefano Sollima. The movie itself? Not so much. Those are two common themes from reviewers of the Amazon flick, which is getting a lackluster 45% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Some snippets:...

Paddington 2 Knocks Citizen Kane Off Top Spot

It's now best-reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - Is Citizen Kane overrated? A movie reviewer at the Chicago Tribune thought so 80 years ago—and that recently unearthed negative review has knocked Orson Welles' masterpiece off its perch as the best-reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes , reports Vanity Fair . That honor now goes to Paddington 2,...

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