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Review: ‘Baywatch,’ a Romp Full of Surf, Sand and Lots of Skin

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:09:08 GMT

From left, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Jon Bass in “Baywatch.” The film can be viewed from several perspectives, most notably the abdominal, the pectoral and the gluteal.Dwayne Johnson and his lifeguard squad try to save the Bay while providing the sort of sleazy, wholesome entertainment this ’90s series was known for.

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Review: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ Not Very Well, Anyway.

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:56:44 GMT

Johnny Depp puts on his tricorn once again as Capt. Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”The latest in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise brings back Johnny Depp’s Captain Sparrow but leaves the joy an ocean away.

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Review: ‘War Machine’: Brad Pitt Has Met the Enemy. He Just Doesn’t Know It Yet.

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:02:36 GMT

Brad Pitt as Gen. Glen McMahon in “War Machine,” directed by David Michôd. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is the commander alluded to in David Michôd’s satirical portrait of a man in over his head and enthralled by his own hype.

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Critic's Notebook: A Lackluster Cannes and Not Just for the Extra Security

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:13:53 GMT

A scene from “Faces Places,” from Agnès Varda and the visual artist JR. The film is playing out of competition.Among the movies in competition, disappointments abound, and our critic is left scratching her head about why some titles were included.

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Grateful Dead Documentary: A Four-Hour Jam on Jerry Garcia’s World

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:22:45 GMT

From left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, performing in 1968 in San Francisco in the documentary “Long Strange Trip.”Amir Bar-Lev’s “Long Strange Trip” strives to evoke the band’s spirit while making a fresh argument about its place in American culture.

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Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:59:55 GMT

Some of the credits from the film “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013).Complex special effects can mean several thousand crew members are listed at the end. But not all workers are there, and some wish the scrolls were even longer.

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Tom Cruise Confirms ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:01:12 GMT

A follow-up to the classic 1986 movie is in the works.

‘Saturday Night Fever’ at 40: You Should Still Be Dancing

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:14:06 GMT

From left, Julie Bovasso, Val Bisoglio and John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever.”On its anniversary, the gritty John Travolta disco classic gets a director’s cut, with 15 extra minutes.

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On Set: ‘Dirty Dancing’: Where Kellerman’s Came to Life

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:01:02 GMT

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lake lift scene from “Dirty Dancing.”The lake where Johnny lifted Baby may be gone, but the North Carolina and Virginia sites where the film was shot still offer plenty of nostalgia.

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A Word With: Geoffrey Rush Loves to Play Rogues and Fools. A Genius, Too.

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:14 GMT

Geoffrey RushHe talks about portraying historical figures like Einstein and his fresh turn as Barbossa in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”

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Film Series in NYC This Week

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:56:55 GMT

Masahiko Shimazu plays one of a pair of brothers who needle their parents to buy a television for the family in Yasujiro Ozu’s “Good Morning,” showing at the Metrograph as part of an Ozu retrospective. See listing below.Our guide to film series and special screenings.

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Review: Shakespeare’s (Modern-Day) ‘Hermia & Helena’

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:09:30 GMT

Agustina Muñoz as Camila in Matías Piñeiro’s modern-day story inspired by Shakespeare.Matías Piñeiro’s follows the trials, tribulations and romances inspired by two of the playwright’s heroines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Review: ‘Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower,’ a War That Isn’t Fiction

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:07:26 GMT

Joshua Wong, center, in the documentary “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower”This documentary looks at Joshua Wong, an activist in Hong Kong who started his protests at 14 and continues to fight against Chinese rule.

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Review: In ‘Berlin Syndrome,’ Passion Leads to Horrific Regret

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:00:15 GMT

Teresa Palmer in Cate Shortland’s film “Berlin Syndrome.”Teresa Palmer has a breakthrough role as a young woman on holiday in Berlin whose instant romance with a stranger results in her abduction.

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Review: Religion Tests Gender Politics in ‘The Women’s Balcony’

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:56:47 GMT

From left, Orna Banai, Yafit Asulin, Evelin Hagoel, Sharona Elimelech and Einat Sarouf in a scene from “The Women’s Balcony.”The power and resourcefulness of women are on display in this small-scale comedy, which manages to speak to a broader political movement.

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Review: Living It Up With the Grateful Dead in ‘Long Strange Trip’

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:46:28 GMT

Jerry Garcia, left, and Bob Weir backstage in 1977, in “Long Strange Trip.”Amir Bar-Lev’s four-hour documentary chronicles the band’s deeply musical journey while placing it at the joyous center of the counterculture.

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Rewind: ‘The Stranger,’ Made All the More So in the Person of Mastroianni

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:27:47 GMT

Marcello Mastroianni as Meursault, the enigmatic antihero in Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of “The Stranger.”This film version of Camus’s novel, starring the Italian movie idol, will be screened twice as part of a retrospective of its star’s career.

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The First ‘Star Wars’ Through The Times

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:27:35 GMT

On the 40th anniversary of the original film's release, we take a look at how The New York Times covered the movie, and how audiences embraced it.

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Streaming: With ‘War Machine,’ Netflix Bets on Brad Pitt in Afghanistan

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:37:18 GMT

Brad Pitt as a commander in over his head and Ben Kingsley as President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.David Michôd’s film, adapted from a Michael Hastings book, puts a leader with boundless ignorance in a volatile country.

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Lisa Spoonauer, Actress in ‘Clerks,’ Dies at 44

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:26:00 GMT

Lisa Spoonauer in Kevin Smith’s first film, “Clerks.”‘Clerks,’ Kevin Smith’s first film, was a very low-budget project that became a surprise box-office success. Ms. Spoonauer stopped acting soon afterward.

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Review: In ‘Drone,’ Confronting Sins and a Vengeful Visitor

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:07:05 GMT

Sean Bean, left, and Joel David Moore in Jason Bourque’s thriller about the ethics of warfare by remote control.Jason Bourque’s thriller examines the moral compromises of meting out death from afar, and the unraveling of a home when a victim comes to supper.

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Review: ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios,’ Analytical but Still Loving

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:59:18 GMT

Eliades Ochoa, center, performing with his band in Lucy Walker’s documentary “Buena Vista Social Club: Adios.”This vital, informative companion piece to Wim Wenders’s 1999 documentary chronicles the late-life careers, and deaths, of the “Buena Vista” stars.

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Modern Love: Modern Love Podcast: Minnie Driver Reads ‘Our Story Ended With a Slow Fade to Black’

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:20:32 GMT

On this week’s podcast, the “Speechless” actress reads Patty Dann’s story about facing her husband’s fast-ravaging brain cancer with their young son.

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The Wit of Ernst Lubitsch, Revisited at Film Forum

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:01:52 GMT

Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart in “The Shop Around the Corner,” from 1940.A retrospective features 31 works by this director, stretching from the silent era into the 1940s.

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Review: In ‘Restless Creature,’ Wendy Whelan Dances Against the Clock

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:52:12 GMT

Wendy Whelan in “Restless Creature,” a documentary directed by Linda Saffire and Adam Schlesinger.A documentary captures this ballerina at a critical moment in 2013, when she was both trying for a comeback and coming to terms with aging.

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The First Time: Wendy Whelan: The First Time I Danced a Balanchine Ballet (the Day He Died)

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:24 GMT

Wendy WhelanThe former City Ballet principal recalls learning of the choreographer’s death, and longing to nurture a sense of connection with him.

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Kendall Jenner, Mary J. Blige and Al Gore Party at Cannes

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:02 GMT

The stars turned out for Vanity Fair’s annual A-list gathering during the film festival.

An Appraisal: Roger Moore Was the Best Bond Because He Was the Gen X Bond

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:03:21 GMT

Mr. Moore in the Bond adventure “Moonraker” (1979). He was the oldest Bond ever hired, taking on the role when he was 45.Baby boomers keep reminding us about Sean Connery, but enough already. And millennials, you just need to listen to us.

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One-Line Reviews of Roger Moore’s ‘James Bond’ Movies

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:00:43 GMT

Roger Moore on set in 1972.He wasn’t the best Bond. But he wasn’t the worst.

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Roger Moore, Who Played James Bond 007 Times, Dies at 89

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:04:47 GMT

Roger Moore in 1968. His first James Bond film was “Live and Let Die” (1973), and his last was “A View to a Kill” (1985).Mr. Moore was 45 when he inherited the role and had the longest run with it.

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Dina Merrill, Actress and Philanthropist, Dies at 93

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:15:05 GMT

Dina Merrill and Larry Blyden in “What Makes Sammy Run?”Ms. Merrill’s upper-class roles often reflected her own privileged background.

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Zack Snyder to Step Away From ‘Justice League’ After Daughter’s Suicide

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:25:33 GMT

The director said he was stepping back “to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me.” Joss Whedon will take over for Mr. Snyder.

At Cannes, the Glam and the Grim Mix Uneasily

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:48:47 GMT

At Cannes, police officers arrived Tuesday for a ceremony commemorating the 70th edition of the festival.Organizers held a moment of silence and canceled fireworks after the bombing in Manchester, England. But in other respects, the festival is carrying on as before.

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A New ‘Dirty Dancing,’ and Baby’s Love Story Is Just the Start

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:13:28 GMT

Thirty years later, a new “Dirty Dancing” stars Colt Prattes and Abigail Breslin.A TV musical remake of the 1987 film, now starring Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes, includes an interracial flirtation and a sexless middle-age marriage.

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Movie Ticket Sales Sagging? Time to Bring Out the Toys

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:23:10 GMT

Pam Lifford joined Warner Bros. as president of the consumer products division in January 2016.With DVDs fast becoming relics and box-office numbers stagnating, movie studios are looking to toys and other licensed products to raise revenue.

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Tom Hardy to Star in ‘Venom’

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:33:30 GMT

Tom HardyMr. Hardy has signed on to lead “Venom,” a 2018 Marvel movie connected to “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Is a Ho-Hum No. 1 at the Box Office

Sun, 21 May 2017 17:37:44 GMT

Katherine Waterston in “Alien: Covenant.”“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came in second, while the teenage drama “Everything, Everything” was a respectable third.

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