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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Why Crazy Rich Asians Flopped in China by Chris Lee

Since arriving in theaters in August, Crazy Rich Asians has been on a seemingly unstoppable march toward both critical and commercial glory. The romantic comedy — the first Hollywood studi…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Extreme Close-ups Are Defining the Current Movie Moment by Chris Lee

Less than ten minutes into At Eternity’s Gate, director Julian Schnabel’s biographical reimagining of the final days of Vincent van Gogh (which premiered at the Venice International Film…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Chaotic, Eight-Year Odyssey to the Screen by Chris Lee

Over the course of its two-hour and 15-minute run time, the sprawling rock-and-roll bio-drama Bohemian Rhapsody does a thorough job of sanitizing the life of one of rock’s most debauched s…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Timothée Chalamet Is the Perfect Movie Star for 2018 by Chris Lee

On its surface, the prestige drama Beautiful Boy (which arrived in theaters to stronger-than-expected box-office returns this weekend) seems like a boilerplate “two hander.” That’s Hol…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Eli Roth Explains The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Pooping Topiary-Lion Scene by Chris Lee

Director Eli Roth’s stated intention with his big-screen adaptation of the children’s-lit gothic horror novel The House With a Clock in Its Walls (in theaters Friday) was to create a “…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Broken Lizard Confirms the Insane Title of Super Troopers 3 by Chris Lee

At a raucous engagement at San Diego’s Horton Grand Theatre Saturday, the comedy troupe Broken Lizard used San Diego Comic-Con to basically take its victory lap, basking in the unlikely fi…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Comic-Con: Assassination Nation is More Than Just “The Teen Purge” by Chris Lee

To judge by its trailer alone, Assassination Nation (which hits theaters Sept. 21) promises to a jolt of uncut Teensploitation. The ultra-violent, darkly satiric horror-thriller is plotted a…

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

How Game Night Broke Modern Comedy’s Rules to Win at the Box Office by Chris Lee

When Game Night arrived in theaters in February carrying the tagline “From the guys who brought you Horrible Bosses,” there was almost nothing to suggest the R-rated comedy-thriller woul…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Bradley Cooper Debuts the First Trailer for A Star Is Born to Applause and Tears at CinemaCon by Chris Lee

Before debuting the first trailer for A Star Is Born — Bradley Cooper’s first outing as a director, screenwriter and singer — during the Warner Bros. panel at Las Vegas’s CinemaCon o…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Will Mel Gibson Tank Daddy’s Home 2? by Chris Lee

In Daddy’s Home 2, the sequel to 2015’s $250 million–grossing hit that’s in theaters Friday, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play “co-dads” — the biological father and stepdad t…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MoviePass Is Luring Millennials Back to the Multiplex. Why Is Hollywood So ‘Meh’? by Chris Lee

Given the rage freely flowing from America’s largest theater operator, AMC, toward MoviePass — the controversial, defiantly inexpensive subscription ticketing service that allows filmgoe…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Jerry Lewis is still going the distance by Chris Lee

The 84-year-old comedian is gearing up for another telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. And despite health problems in the recent years, he's feeling better and planning stage and film …

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Mike Tyson says the 'Undisputed Truth' is he's changed by Chris Lee

The former boxing champion brings his Spike Lee-directed one-man show to the Pantages Theatre. He says of his old id, 'Iron Mike is dead.' So who is he now?LAS VEGAS — Spend a sunny af…

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