"The Rock" has spoken, and the Rock says his Alabama doppelganger is “way cooler” than him, just so the millions — and millions — of his fans know.
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As a variation on Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” plays, we’re shown the villain’s fingers as he reads a book about crime, thumbs through creepy photographs, cuts up a dollar bill and (I think) slices off the tips of his own fingers. There’s no blood, but Cooper’s jittery editing, ominous images and percussive music suit director David Fincher’s bleak vision.
I’m limiting myself to one James Bond favorite. “Casino Royale” introduced us to a new 007, so it contains lots of Daniel Craig, as well as the signature gun-barrel bit, a sly hint at what’s going on with Eva Green’s character and playful animation that nods to the lethal card game at the movie’s climax — all to the tune of my controversial choice for best Bond theme, the late Chris Cornell’s ferocious “You Know My Name.”
No surprise that a movie this fast and funny makes sure even the credits don’t waste a second. A parody of 1970s-style police shows, the sequence is shot from right behind the flashing light atop a cop car. The car zooms down a city street but then veers onto a sidewalk, through a car wash, onto a roller coaster and toward terrified bystanders. Everything you need to know about the movie is set up: It’s deadpan, sharply observed, hilarious and relentless.
Rosie Perez doesn’t have an especially big part, but it’s hard to imagine a splashier debut than the one Spike Lee gives her. The credits are nothing but her dancing to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” and her fierce, angry movement sets the tone for the bold movie, the combativeness of which is foreshadowed by her busting a move in a boxer’s outfit.
The Marvel logo is bound to send audiences in one direction, so this parody of superhero movies immediately takes them in another direction by spoofing the idea of credits. Instead of “A Tim Miller Film,” we get “Some Douchebag’s Film.” It’s not “Starring Ryan Reynolds” but “Starring God’s Perfect Idiot,” accompanied by Reynolds’ “Sexiest Man Alive” magazine cover. It continues skewering tropes, through “British Villain” and “Moody Teen,” accompanied by a camera snaking through a violent scene and Juice Newton’s soaring “Angel of the Morning.”
Most of the words in this quirky comedy are in French, even in the credits, but it doesn’t matter because the various jobs are so cleverly visualized as a camera roams around objects in a dingy basement. The cinematographer’s name is written on a camera and the screenwriters’ on a page of a script.
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What's new this weekend? An update on a horror classic, a raunchy screwball comedy hitting Hulu, and the dark side of PBS's permed out peaceful painter Bob Ross in a documentary on Netflix. All that, and more, on the latest episode of Just to be Nominated!
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The CW’s "Supergirl" returns from hiatus to finish out her sixth and final high-flying season. Sports fans can look again to Tokyo as the Paralympics begin.
Get the inside scoop on new releases including the new Aretha Franklin biopic, 'Respect,' a new video game movie starring Ryan Reynolds, 'Free Guy,' and a solid thriller that just landed on Netflix, 'Beckett.'
One massive blockbuster, James Gunn's 'Suicide Squad,' on HBO Max ... one animated musical, 'Vivo' (starring Lin-Manuel Miranda), on Netflix ... and exactly one documentary, 'Val,' (as in Kilmer) on Amazon Prime.
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Scarlett Johansson is suing Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," saying it breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.