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Kyle Smith review of “MAMMA MIA”
2 stars out of 4
The big-screen version of the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia” is a startling leap forward in gay technology that must be seen to be disbelieved. This movie could not be lighter in its loafers if its central number were retitled “Prancing Queen.”
The script, which is [...]
Though my brilliant colleague Billy Heller writes most of the headlines in the Post’s Pulse section, including yesterday’s “Grinner Takes All,” I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I wrote the hed for tomorrow’s review of the supergay new musical “Mamma Mia”: ABBA-DABBA-DOO!
Seriously, this movie is a quantum leap forward in gay technology. It is to [...]
In my Sunday column I muse about the creative instinct as it relates to a movie and a musical that open this week. Should you suffer for your art–or make everybody else suffer for it?
Kyle Smith review of “In Bruges”
101 minutes/Rated R (graphic violence, profanity, drug use)
A sort of “Let’s Go: Assassinate Someone,” “In Bruges” has a distinctive voice but doesn’t say enough.
Two London-based hit men (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson) have been sent to the Belgian town of canals and medieval belfries for two weeks for reasons that haven’t been made [...]
SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this posting if you haven’t seen “Sweeney Todd.”
The new ad campaign for Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd,” which is doing less than great at the box office after a brooding ad campaign apparently scared off the 12-30 year old females who are Johnny Depp’s fan base, now all but says the movie [...]
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Kyle Smith review of “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
117 minutes/R (extreme graphic violence)
Tell me, is it good? Sir, it’s too good, at least.
Director Tim Burton’s fierce and fast adaptation of the greatest stage musical of the last 30 years, Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet [...]