Daily Archives: January 26, 2016


Jem and the Holograms

Here’s something truly, truly, truly outrageous: the movie adaptation of the “Jem” cartoon show is not a disaster, an outrage or an embarrassment, despite what you might have read. The film had one of the worst openings of all time, was not adored by the few who saw it and Jon Chu, the film’s director,…


Straight Outta Compton

Three years ago, I was interviewing Ice Cube when the N.W.A. movie came up. He was doing promotional rounds for 21 Jump St. and I was thrilled to be speaking with an actor and artist I’d been a fan of for most of my life. A good, open conversation ended with the inevitable question of…


13 Hours

The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi I knew you still had it in you, Michael Bay. When hipster film geeks doubted and badmouthed you online, I stayed loyal. After all, how could the director of classics such as “Bad Boys,” “The Rock” and “Armageddon” possibly be a hack? Although my faith did falter after “Transformers: Age…

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