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In his Western Dead For A Dollar, director Walter Hill fires blanks

In his Western Dead For A Dollar, director Walter Hill fires blanks

(From left) Warren Burke, Rachel Brosnahan, and Christoph Waltz in Walter Hill’s Dead For A DollarPhoto: Quiver Distribution Director Walter Hill is 80 years old, so unless he cranks out something real good real fast, his most widely remembered directing effort will be the 1982 Eddie Murphy-Nick Nolte action comedy 48 Hrs. That would be …

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Samaritan, the Sylvester Stallone Superhero Film, Sort of Works

Samaritan, the Sylvester Stallone Superhero Film, Sort of Works

Stallone does beat up a lot of kids in Samaritan. Image: MGM/Prime Video The biggest problem with Samaritan, a brand new superhero movie starring the one and only Sylvester Stallone, is a lack of identity. That’s oddly fitting since the movie itself is about a young boy trying to figure out the identity of a …

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Samaritan takes too long to get to his secret superhero's unmasking

Samaritan takes too long to get to his secret superhero’s unmasking

Sylvester Stallone defeats a group of street toughs in Julius Avery’s Samaritan.Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures When Sylvester Stallone returned to his iconic role of Philly boxing underdog Rocky Balboa seven years ago in director Ryan Coogler’s rousing, beautifully crafted reboot Creed, scoring a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance, it served as a reminder …

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In Easter Sunday, Jo Koy makes a rough transition to screen star

In Easter Sunday, Jo Koy makes a rough transition to screen star

Joe Coy as Joe Valencia Easter Sunday.Photo: Universal Pictures It’s a rare thing these days for a studio comedy to get a theatrical release without a blockbuster intellectual property to back them up. That makes Easter Sunday feel like an event in some respects—certainly as a landmark of Filipino representation in mainstream American culture, but …

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