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‘Red Sparrow’ is no ‘Mother!’, gets tepid response from critics

We now interrupt The Black Panther Show to take a moment for Red Sparrow, Francis Lawrence’s upcoming Russian spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence. Reviews found Sparrow to be mildly interesting if not the edge-of-the-seat thriller the filmmakers thought they had, but it’s another powerhouse performance from Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s reigning stars.

For more on what critics thought of Red Sparrow, read on.

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The film overall

Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly:

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Movies to watch with your pooch to ring in the Year of the Dog

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2018 is Year of the Dog — a calendar creature we can truly get behind.

Chinese New Year begins on Friday, Feb. 18, with two weeks of celebrations around the globe. 

So, to celebrate the coming of a canine year, why not watch a film that runs on four legs? We’ve got to wait until March for the release of Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, but there’s still plenty of high-quality pooch cinema to watch. 

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Whether you have your own four-legged friend or are just looking to live vicariously through one’s adventures, these films are a special treat. Read more…

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What the end credits scenes for ‘Black Panther’ mean

Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.

Spoiler alert: This post contains major spoilers for Black Panther. 

It’s a real tragedy that Black Panther had to end – the film’s so good, we wanted to keep it going forever. But at least it went out with a couple of parting shots.

SEE ALSO: ‘Black Panther’ builds a world you’ll want to return to again and again

We’re talking, of course, about the two end-credits scenes. One, which comes midway through, puts a final button on a storyline that’s been simmering throughout the movie, and lays the groundwork for things to come; the other may be hinting at big things for a certain character. Read more…

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Sony apologizes following calls to boycott ‘Peter Rabbit’ over allergy scene

Viewers and parents are furious over a scene in ‘Peter Rabbit’ that’s been accused of making fun of food allergies and encourages bullying. Others argue the reaction and the hashtag #boycottpeterrabbit are oversensitive.

Was this a case of plot-driven self-defense or an tone-deaf joke? Read more…

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Viola Davis tells Hollywood ‘pay me what I’m worth’

As Time’s Up battles for women’s equal pay, advocates can’t ignore that the wage gap is even more glaring for women of colorViola Davis reiterated this on Wednesday in a conversation with Women in the World CEO Tina Brown.

“We get probably a tenth of what a Caucasian woman gets,” Davis said regarding actresses of color. “And I’m number one on the call sheet.”

SEE ALSO: Octavia Spencer told Jessica Chastain about women of color’s salaries, and here’s what she did

Davis was speaking to the fact that she’s one of the most prolific actresses – black or otherwise – of her time. She has an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony; when she’s in a movie, she’s one of the stars, and a star shouldn’t be scrabbling for her salary.  Read more…

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Here’s another sneak peek of the forthcoming ‘Incredibles 2’

Your favourite superhero family is back on the big screen.

Disney’s Pixar has just released a new trailer for Incredibles 2, set to release on Jun. 15. The sequel comes 14 years after the original film, with Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack making their return.

There’s also the addition of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, as well Jonathan Banks. Excellent. Read more…

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The 10 best movies to watch if you’re doing Valentine’s Day solo

Valentine’s Day can be a tough one for the newly or perpetually single, but it doesn’t have to be. 

Now free of the district-mandated cards passed around in grade school, most of us don’t even have to interact with the holiday beyond some excellent chocolate sales at the local pharmacy (embrace these, by all means). But if you do start to feel some feels, that’s okay, and the best way to indulge yourself is with some carefully curated movies about women kicking ass (and the aforementioned sale chocolates). 

So, because we care, here are the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day solo. Or honestly, any day. These are good movies! Read more…

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‘Black Panther’ has highest Rotten Tomatoes score of any live-action superhero movie

Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we’re rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.

T’Challa reigns supreme over movie reviews, where Black Panther has the highest Rotten Tomatoes score of any live-action superhero movie. As for superhero movies in general? It’s tied with The Incredibles, so we’ll allow it.

SEE ALSO: Meet the cast of ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther is currently rocking a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the same score The Incredibles leveled out at in 2004. To date, the highest rated live-action superhero movie in the MCU was 2008’s first Iron Man (it hit 94 percent, as did DC’s The Dark Knight later that year). Most Marvel movies earned fairly high ratings, including last year’s Thor: Ragnarok and Spider-Man: Homecoming (both at 92 percent), with the historical low going to Thor: The Dark World (66 percent)Logan and Wonder Woman both scored high in 2017, scoring big victories for non-Avengers Marvel and DC overall. Read more…

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Movies to watch this Valentine’s Day if you want to pick a fight with your significant other

Some days, you come home wanting to snuggle up with your sweetheart and watch something that’ll make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love all over again.

Other days, you come home ready to pick a fight.

SEE ALSO: Valentine’s Day gifts that prove being single is way better than being coupled

If you’re looking for recommendations for the former, we’ve got you covered here, here, here, and here. (Or just Google “best movie romances.” You’ll find literally thousands of lists.) 

If, on the other hand, you’re looking for a movie that’ll start some shit – something that’ll make you argue, yell, glower, and ultimately retreat into either frosty silence or an intense make-up session – well, then, read on for a list of movies that’ll get your blood boiling. Read more…

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Sony apologises for making light of allergies in ‘Peter Rabbit’ blackberry-pelting scene

Sony Pictures and the Peter Rabbit filmmakers have apologised for making light of allergies following calls to boycott the movie, which hit U.S. cinemas over the weekend. 

SEE ALSO: James Corden will get the ‘Peter Rabbit’ movie hopping at Sony

A scene in the new adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic shows character Tom McGregor, who’s allergic to blackberries, being pelted with the berries by Peter and his friends. One of the berries lands in Tom’s mouth, and he has to use an EpiPen to treat his allergic reaction. 

The scene prompted a massive outcry on social media, and many parents called on people to boycott the film, which they deemed to find “humor in bullying” people living with allergies.  Read more…

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