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Passengers Directed by Morten Tyldum Opens December 21 Pity poor Jim Preston (Chris Pratt). All he wanted was a new life on another world. But when a meteor shower causes his hibernation pod to malfunction, he wakes up ninety years too early on his one-hundred-year deep space voyage. Now he's alone on a high-end corporate spaceship that can cater to his every whim except companionship. (The comically cordial android bartender played, brilliantly as ever, by Michael Sheen...
Allied Directed by Robert Zemeckis Opens November 23 In the sublime prelude of Robert Zemeckis's WWII romantic thriller a parachutist comes gliding into the North African desert circa 1942, and it's not long before he's revealed to be Brad Pitt. Call it "The Movie Star Who Fell to Earth," though what is a luminous man without an equally luminous woman by his side? A quick trip to the big city (Casablanca, no less) resolves that matter, as...
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Directed by Lonny Price Opens November 18th Ah, to be young and headlining a Broadway musical! That was the seeming stroke of luck for the group of teenage and early-twentysomething performers cast in 1981's time-flipping Merrily We Roll Along, a musicalization of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1934 play of the same name. It was overseen by the Great White Way's professional power couple Stephen Sondheim (music/lyrics) and...
31 Directed by Rob Zombie Now on VOD; opens October 21 at the AMC Empire 25 "I ain't no fuckin' clown!" hisses the bloodied, maniacal Doom-Head (a spectacular Richard Brake) at the start of Rob Zombie's 1970s-set, epically nihilistic 31 (basically the version of The Hateful Eight that this reviewer can get behind). He says this just a few long-monologuing minutes before driving an axe into the side of a terrified priest, who quickly departs this mortal...

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