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Critics Have Nothing Warm to Say About The Snowman

Critics pick apart the plot of this 'thrill-free thriller'

(Newser) - The Snowman, a film about a detective on the trail of a serial killer slogging around chilly Norway, is getting, well, a wintry reception. And that's putting it kindly. The Tomas Alfredson-directed film, based on the best-selling novel by Norwegian Jo Nesbo, currently has an abysmal 12% rating from... More »

Inspired by #metoo, Bjork Specifies Alleged Harassment

This time she makes clear it was a 'Danish director'

(Newser) - "Let's break this curse," writes Bjork, in what is a second post about the sexual harassment she alleges to have received at the hands of a director who she has yet to name, but who she signals is Lars von Trier. In a Tuesday Facebook post , she... More »

5 Best, Worst Movie Sequels Ever

'Godfather: Part II' is among the elite, but so is one of the 'Toy Story' sequels

(Newser) - Quick, name the best movie sequel of all time. The debate may be endless, but 24/7 Wall St . has come up with its own metric to figure out the best and worst Hollywood follow-ups. Among the considered factors are the domestic box-office haul and the average critics' ranking. Here are... More »

Blade Runner 2049 Isn't Just a Movie. It's 'High Art'

Critics are raving about this 'original' sequel

(Newser) - Set 30 years after the original Blade Runner, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 finds LAPD cop and blade runner K (Ryan Gosling) on a meandering path that eventually leads to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who's long been in hiding—and hiding a secret. What critics are saying about... More »

Police Bodycam Shows How Close Actor Came to Losing Life

Officer in Crawfordsville, Ind., didn't realize a movie was being made, fired at him

(Newser) - Note to movie makers: Give the police a heads-up when filming a robbery scene in public. Newly released police bodycam video released by the city of Crawfordsville, Ind., shows how close one actor came to learning that lesson in the worst possible way. Officers responded to a robbery call at... More »

Tom Cruise Back to Form in American Made

The action star is 'at his best,' critics say

(Newser) - Tom Cruise lends his star power to Doug Liman's American Made , which tells the true story of TWA pilot Barry Seal, who was recruited to work for the CIA before he decided he'd have better luck raking in cash through dirty dealings like arms dealing, drug trafficking, and... More »

Carell Brings His 'A Game' in Battle of the Sexes

The film is timely and 'earnestly entertaining,' critics say

(Newser) - Battle of the Sexes takes viewers back to 1973 and the Houston Astrodome, the setting of the famous exhibition tennis match between feminist icon Billie Jean King (Emma Stone), then 29, and chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), then 55. As viewers learn, the game wasn't the only thing... More »

Linda Hamilton Announcement Means the Gang's All Here

She'll be part of the 6th installment of the Terminator films

(Newser) - Brace yourself for plenty of "she'll be back" quips: Linda Hamilton will have a role in the new Terminator flick being produced by James Cameron, who hasn't had a part in the franchise since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. They'll be joined by Arnold Schwarzenegger... More »

Why Is Everyone Riled Up About Aronofsky's New Film?

Psychological thriller 'Mother!' is polarizing viewers and critics alike

(Newser) - Some are calling Darren Aronofsky's Mother! a "masterpiece" and "one of Aronofsky's best." On the flip side: Those calling it the worst big-screen debut in a while. The psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem is generating buzz (though apparently not cash ),... More »

Mother! 'Will Get Under Your Skin'

Jennifer Lawrence is 'truly stunning' in 'assaultive' film

(Newser) - Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama Mother! Is a descent into chaos, told through the eyes of a woman whose home, which she shares with her poet husband, is invaded by various guests. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer, the film has an audience score of 53%... More »

He's Back: Evil Clown of It Will Give You Shivers

Pennywise is scarier than ever. Worse, he's kind of smart

(Newser) - If the 1990 miniseries based on Stephen King's It didn't convince you to stay well away from storm drains and red balloons, Andy Muschietti's latest telling of the tale just might. It —part one of two, to be released at a later date—follows a group... More »

It's a Tale of 'Toxic Masculinity.' 2 Men Think It Should Star Girls

Modern film adaptation of William Golding's novel is taking flak

(Newser) - William Golding's popular 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, which explores the very worst of humanity as exhibited by young boys stranded alone on a remote island, "is a book about toxic masculinity and what happens when that is left unchecked," per the Hollywood Reporter . So if... More »

Daniel Craig Is 'Genius' in Logan Lucky

'It's like we're seeing him for the first time,' says one critic

(Newser) - Before he returns to the screen as James Bond , Daniel Craig can be seen in Logan Lucky alongside a star-studded cast of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Katherine Waterston, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, and more. The film follows three Logan siblings from West Virginia as they attempt to rob... More »

Emma Stone Had a Really Good Year

She tops the Forbes list of highest-paid actresses

(Newser) - It wasn't just her Best Actress Oscar that made the last year a good one for Emma Stone. She also took home more money than at any other point in her career, becoming the highest-paid actress in Hollywood based on pre-tax earnings between June 2016 and June 2017, per... More »

Love Movies at the Theater? There's a New Plan for You

MoviePass plan for $10 a month gets you a daily showing at nearly any US theater

(Newser) - If all the movies you can watch at home for one low price per month isn't enough, a Netflix co-founder has another proposal: a movie a day at actual movie theaters for one low price per month. That's the idea behind Mitch Lowe's startup company MoviePass, which... More »

The Star of the Next Bond Film Is Familiar

Daniel Craig will return one final time

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has apparently had a change of heart. After once saying he'd rather die than reprise his role as 007, the actor told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday he will play James Bond on screen one final time. In fact, "I can't wait," Craig announced on... More »

Annabelle: Creation Might Just 'Scare Your Pants Off'

' The Conjuring' spinoff includes 'blood-curdling' third act

(Newser) - The creepy doll that frightened in The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014) is back in a prequel to a prequel, in which viewers meet the toy maker who created her. When tragedy strikes, Annabelle is locked away in a room in his California home—until curious orphans discover her. Critics... More »

'Imperfect' Detroit Makes for 'Urgent Viewing'

Expect 'stomach-churning horror'

(Newser) - Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit tells the story of a black singer who takes refuge in a dingy motel to escape the 1967 Motor City riots. Based on real events, the film reunites Bigelow with screenwriter Mark Boal, both of the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. It's got a strong... More »

Action Fans Will Drool Over Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron is a 'stone-cold badass'

(Newser) - An MI6 spy travels to 1989 Berlin to track down a list naming every undercover agent in the city in David Leitch's Atomic Blonde , based on the graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston, Sam Hart, and Steven Perkins. Violence, sex, and more violence ensues. Here's... More »

Planet of the Apes Trilogy Delivers 'Epic' Finale

It's 'the summer's best sequel,' says one critic

(Newser) - The most recent Planet of the Apes trilogy started with a bang . It's going out the same way. Critics are raving about War for the Planet of the Apes , directed and co-written by Matt Reeves; it currently has an impressive 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they'... More »

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