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“Space Jam: A New Legacy” (Adventure / Animation: 1 hour, 55 minutes) With: LeBron James, Don Cheadle and Cedric Joe Director: Malcolm D. Lee Rated: PG (Violence and some languages) Movie review: “Space Jam” (director Joe Pytka, 1996) starred the legendary Michael Jordan. Twenty-five years later, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” debuts with another great …

Nowhere special our stars Now in select cinemas, Cert 12A Death is the only natural absolute of life. It is a certainty shrouded in mystery, which both fascinates and horrifies us. It’s no wonder then that death is such a strong theme in all art forms – and especially in film. You might think that …

SPACE JAM: A NEW HERITAGE: 3 STARS What’s up doc? A sequel to a 25-year-old movie, that’s what happens. “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” now in theaters, refreshes Michael Jordan’s 1996 hybrid live-action / animated sports film with a new star and many familiar (animated) faces. The story begins in Akron, Ohio, in 1988. Teenage …

Neon Every time I write about Nicolas Cage, I feel obligated that the man is an Oscar winner. It’s now been about a quarter of a century since Cage won the Oscar for Best Actor, which surely means that a large percentage of the population only sees him as the arthouse gonzo star of the …

Click to enlarge Photos of Warner Bros. LeBron James and Bugs Bunny in Space Jam: a new legacy Can I Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters **** See the feature review. Available July 16 via ParkCityFilm.org; available July 23 via SLFSatHome.org. (NR) Gunpowder Milkshake ** 1/2When a movie looks like a …

Delivered about seven years later than everyone wanted, and not as punchy since the fourth “Avengers” movie in 2019, Marvel superhero Black Widow finally has her own solo film in theaters. Since his first appearance in “Iron Man 2,” fans have loved the inclusion of Deadly Russian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly, in the …

BLACK WIDOW: 3 STARS If you were to do a Venn diagram of “Black Widow,” now on Disney + with premium access, and the recent animated film “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” you’d be surprised at the overlap. Both films are about separated families reuniting and siblings finding a way forward after years of bitterness. …

From a baby with a cutting edge approach to a documentary that features the Harlem Cultural Festival, check out this week’s movie reviews with Patrick Beatty. “The Boss Baby: a family business” (PG) In theaters on July 2Directed by: Tom McGrathWith: Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy SedarisGenre: Anime, Adventure, Comedy Synopsis: The Templeton brothers have …

Click to enlarge Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby: family business The Boss Baby: Family business ** 1/2 The original 2017 Boss Baby got away with imitating Toy storythe allegory of sibling rivalry through relentless energy and visual imagination; this sequel seems to double the formula, with diminishing returns. Our imaginative hero Tim …

Chaz Ebert, CEO of Ebert Productions, publisher of RogerEbert.com, the world’s preeminent destination for film preview, has started development of a new TV series that will bring movie reviews back to TV, but with a twist. . In partnership with Lights Camera Jackson Productions, “Everybody’s A Critic” is a modern take on the classic movie …