Three Billboards director Martin McDonagh shows his softer side

Martin McDonagh is known for entertaining carnage, onstage and on screen. In his movies 7 Psychopaths and In Bruges and even in his Oscar-winning short film “Six Shooter,” the blood flows as freely as it does in the plays of this multiple-Tony-nominated storyteller, who made his name with works set in Ireland. His work is as funny as it is grisly. McDonagh’s More...

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By Pundit001 On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Sidney Poitier busted down Black barriers with a quiet poise and resilience

It may come as a shock to those who grew up watching his movies, but Sidney Poitier — who redefined the role of Black Americans in cinema — is 90. Fifty years after his commercial peak, it’s easy to forget More...

By Pundit001 On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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New Imax VR puts John Wick’s gun in your hand

“On your left, Mr. Wick. Excellent shot,” intones Lance Reddick’s voice as my submachine-gun does its business, cutting down an assassin who would surely do worse to me. There are plenty more where he came More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Wonder, Thelma and Paradise all hit the target: Reel Brief mini reviews

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson. Directed and co-written by Stephen Chbosky. Opens Friday at GTA theatres. 113 minutes. PG Auggie Pullman lives in a world of his parents’ creation and his More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Rotten Tomatoes’ fresh direction is actually rotten: Howell column

Has Rotten Tomatoes switched from hurling produce at bad movies to protecting them instead? The question must be asked, due to a recent move by the popular online aggregator to use critics’ reviews as a form More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Jacob Tremblay takes on another heavy role with ‘Wonder’

By David FriendThe Canadian Press Thu., Nov. 16, 2017 Jacob Tremblay is searching for the best way to describe what it’s like acting behind a face prosthetic. In his new film Wonder, the 11-year-old Vancouver More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Justice League just isn’t good: review

Justice League Starring Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and Ciaran Hinds. Directed by Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon. Opens Friday at GTA theatres. 120 minutes. PG Frankenstein More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Come From Away creators turning musical into a movie

By The Canadian Press Wed., Nov. 15, 2017 LOS ANGELES—The hit homegrown musical Come From Away is getting the big-screen treatment. The Mark Gordon Company says it will produce and finance a feature film More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Christopher Plummer says rush to replace Kevin Spacey reminds him of his new Christmas movie

Actor Christopher Plummer says he’s feeling both delighted and depressed as he takes up one of most intense challenges of his career: the emergency salvage job of Hollywood thriller All the Money in the World. “I More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Tom Sizemore accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl on movie set

By Rachel DeSantisNew York Daily News Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 Actor Tom Sizemore got kicked off the set of Born Killers in 2003 after he allegedly touched an 11-year-old co-worker’s genitals, a dozen cast More...