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Filmmakers in Gritty Tokyo, Not a Cherry Blossom in Sight

What is shitamachi, besides the title of a major series of Japanese movies starting Friday at Film Forum? Easier to say what it’s not. It’s not tea ceremonies in the imperial gardens. It’s not high fashion in Harajuku or the neon frenzy of Shibuya. It’s definitely not Bill Murray lounging, lost in translation, in the […]

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‘Wounds’ Review: He Sees Dead People

It starts with an innocent-looking cellphone in a yellow case with pink heart stickers. Innocent-looking. But that little device, which is the centerpiece of the movie “Wounds,” is more potent than you might imagine. The same is true of the giant, high-speed, Southern-style flying cockroaches that pervade this film, which begins streaming Friday on Hulu. […]

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Robert Pattinson admits he ‘can’t stop masturbating’ in movies

You might not want to bring your children to see Robert Pattinson’s new movie, as apparently it opens with a ‘ferocious masturbation scene’. The 33-year-old will next appear in The Lighthouse, a thrilling black-and-white horror movie that has earned the actor critical-acclaim and predictions of an Oscar nomination next year. Well it sounds like R-Patz […]

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‘The Elephant Queen’ Review: Magnificent Images of Majestic Animals

Gentle and hopeful, “The Elephant Queen” sometimes shies away from tough truths. But this documentary aims to celebrate these creatures rather than stir rage over their peril. Considering its intended young audience, that’s a smart strategy. Narrated by the actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, “Queen” centers on Athena, the […]

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The Young and the Restless: Who is Amanda’s ‘old jerk’?

The Young and the Restless fans just got a major clue as to who is behind Amanda’s (Mishael Morgan) intriguing will caper. Now, the million-dollar question is how to decipher the clue? Devon (Bryton James) was flummoxed when he got the news that his billionaire boys club status was at risk because his grandmother’s will […]

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Jeremy Renner: Will His Ex-Wife’s Accusations Hurt His Marvel Status?

Jeremy Renner is going through a divorce from ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. Recently, Pacheco came out with shocking allegations against the Avengers star. Renner, who plays Hawkeye in the MCU, has some more work lined up with Marvel. In light of the recent allegations, fans are rightfully wondering if Renner’s career and character are at risk. What […]

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‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Review: Back to Crack Wise and Crush Skulls

Tallahassee, the senior zombie-killer played by Woody Harrelson in “Zombieland: Double Tap,” has a catchphrase that’s a little too naughty for me to quote. You’ve probably heard it before, and you might agree with another character’s assessment: “That saying is very 2009.” The whole movie is very 2009, which is amusing and puzzling and possibly […]