Chris Klimek


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  • 11 months ago | Film and TV

    Pour one out for the summer movie season, which was once Memorial Day till Labor Day but now has spread like a self-replicating, geometrically evolving A.I. determined to cleanse the Earth of human vermin. Around the turn of the century, the summe...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Very few advance screenings preceded Independence Day: Resurgence's arrival in theaters on the evening of June 23. That’s eight days ahead of the July 4th weekend that in simpler times — like 1996, when Independence Day was the year’s bi...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    There was a time when the summer movie season was a season, sandwiched between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. By the 21st century, the start date drifted back to the first weekend in May. This year, the superhero flicks started arriving with...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    In the decadent 21st century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I'll stick to trad...

  • To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to ogle Idris Elba when he takes his shirt off but also to cheer when a stay-at-home mom brains him with a fire extinguisher and stabs him with her keys. That...

  • Sex Tape might be the funniest movie about sex under the corrupting influence of marriage since Eyes Wide Shut. It's warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it's almost good enough, leaning a little...


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