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MaryAnn’s quick take…
It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It is bland manufactured entertainment product. It’s fine. Hollywood is not creatively bankrupt. Everything is fine. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
It’s fine. Everything is fine. This new Ben-Hur is fine. It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It is a piece of bland manufactured entertainment product. It exists. It’s fine.
It’s not great. It’s not terrible. It’s fine. Hollywood is not creatively bankrupt. Everything is fine.
It’s fine that major Hollywood studios that insist they are businesses first sunk $100 million into producing a movie that no one was demanding, and many more tens of millions in advertising and marketing trying to convince audiences they wanted to see it. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
"People treat comedy like it's some frilly, unsubstantial thing," said Banks. "But we're bringing fucking joy!
"We're spreading joy 24/7!'...there is some skill behind what I'm doing..."
..."Zack and Miri Make a Porno" (2008), "Role Models" (2008), "The Next Three Days" (2010), "Pitch Perfect" (2012), "The Lego Movie" (2014), and "The Hunger Games" films (2012–2015). In 2015, she made her directorial debut with "Pitch Perfect 2", earning $69M opening weekend, setting a record for a first time director.
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- Michael Stevens
While today is just another Thursday for some people, many others are celebrating the heralded Irish holiday St. Patrick's Day. On this holiday, everyone is Irish for a night on the town. But if you prefer celebrating with a night in, we have an incredible contest opportunity you won't want to miss. We're teaming up with Lionsgate Digital and Vudu to give away digital codes for 17 movies that capture the Irish spirit.
Fans will win digital Vudu codes for Ethan Frome, Gangs of New York, The Next Three Days, Played, From Paris with Love, Peacock, Haywire, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Velvet Goldmine, Albert Nobbs, Harrison's Flowers, About Adam, Unhitched, Love's Labour's Lost, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Ghost Writer, Grey Owl, Noble House, Remember Me and Shattered. You'll be able to watch these movies right away through your Vudu account, which you can access through your smart TV, Blu-ray player, »
3 items from 2016
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