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Man can not live on superhero tentpoles and fifth-verse-same-as-the-first franchises alone – occasionally, a moviegoer wants to see people without capes or magic lassos, folks who are neither pirates nor giant toy robots, discuss more intimate topics than the impending end of the world. Maybe, in the age of fake news, it’d be nice to see a feature-length nonfiction...

“Why is a general talking to Rolling Stone in the first place?” That the question asked near the end of War Machine, a film loosely based on “The Runaway General,” a National Magazine Award finalist for excellence in reporting by Michael Hastings. (The same article, it should be mentioned, that helped lose Gen. Stanley McChrystal his job...

Is this really only the fifth entry in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise? It feels like the 50th – bloated, boring, repetitive, draining. (Let me count the ways.) Except for series newcomer Javier Bardem, who brings a dollop of fresh mischief to this paycheck party, Dead Men Tell No Tales has all the flavor of a rotting leftovers. The...

Peter Parker shows off his Tony Stark-engineered suit’s new tricks in the final trailer for the upcoming blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming. This isn’t your typical comic book Spidey suit: The iconic red-and-blue costume now boasts Iron Man-like vision and AI assistant, “576 possible web shooter combinations,” a parachute...

There’s a point in this big-screen version of the ultra-cheesy beef- and cheesecake Nineties TV show in which Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron both play with a dead guy’s dick and nutsack. We could not make this up if we tried. No one, including original stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, ever toyed with floppy genitalia, at...

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, “special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories,” battle wild-looking aliens and pilot svelte spaceships in the final trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The movie hits screens July 21st.  The new teaser establishes the film’s conceit immediately....

Sir Roger Moore, who became an international star as the third actor to officially play James Bond, has died at age 89. Moore’s family confirmed the news on Twitter. “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,”...

Katherine Waterston is sprawled on the floor of her dressing room. “I hurt my back a few days ago,” she explains, slightly embarrassed. “It’s not as bad as it looks, trust me.” Waterston is backstage at the Good Morning America studios in Manhattan, having just appeared with a handful of her Alien: Covenant costars to stump for the movie...

It’s a question we’ve been asking since the late Seventies: What exactly is David Lynch, and where the fuck did he come from? With the ballyhooed resurrection of Twin Peaks, his legendary 1990-1991 TV series, Lynch yet again has stepped onto the cultural stage in a big way, and earned his profile as America’s bullgoose weirdo. Magazine profiles...

It’s impossible to quantify what it takes to be a quality director – but damn, you know it when you see it. And you’ll see it clear and strong in Paint It Black, a staggeringly impressive feature directing debut for actress Amber Tamblyn. Adapting Janet Fitch’s 2006 novel with her co-screenwriter Ed Dougherty, Tamblyn chooses...