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Disney has been bringing back everyone’s old favorites lately, with great success, and it seems like the studio’s only mode of business is “Star Wars,” Marvel, and reboots/remakes. The latest in this trend of making what’s old new again is “Mary …

PARK CITY – Credit’s due where credit’s due.  With “The Happy Prince” first time director and screenwriter Rupert Everett shows cinematic skill in fashioning a period biopic about the last days of Oscar Wilde.  The actor’s passion pro…

We’re in the midst of a Meryl Moment. The legendary Meryl Streep followed up her inevitable Oscar nomination for “The Post“ by signing up to star in “Big Little Lies” season 2. Never one to miss a marketing moment, Univers…

If you ask me, using ABBA‘s already great songs for a musical is kind of cheat. But Universal didn’t ask me, and they did just fine with “Mamma Mia,” which earned $609 million worldwide a decade ago. Incidentally, that’s n…

Once upon a time, “The Mercy” had the makings of an Oscar player. With a cast led by Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, tackling a true story directed by James Marsh (“The Theory Of Everything,” “Man On Wire”), the ingredients were there for som…

‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Victoria and Abdul’ serve up solid scores at the specialty box office. Worldwide, ‘It’ approaches a terrifying $500 million. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Based on the acclaimed comic book by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar, 2015’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was a crass, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the spy films of the ’60s and ’70s. Co-written and directed by English filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (of Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), the stylish and subversive send-up became the filmmaker’s most commercially successful film to date. Enter the highly anticipated sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, a movie so overblown and preposterous that it feels less like On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and more like the deranged lovechild of Austin Powers and Crank. This sequel picks up a year after unrefined street kid Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton) joined the Kingsman, England’s super-secret spy agency, and saved the world from Richmond Valentine’s neurological wave broadcast. Since then, Eggsy has taken his late mentor Harry Hart’s code name, Galahad, and is living with Crown Princess Tilde of Sweden (Hanna Alström). Things are going great for the suave super-spy …

From the hero’s luxe orange tuxedo jacket to the villainess’s Valentino Rockstud pumps, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” oozes style (and even offers it for sale). But the visual pleasures don’t end there; for his sequel to “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” director Matthew Vaughn continues his reign as a helmer whose obsession with the look of a film pays off for the audience. However, despite all the beauty, elegance and energy seen on screen, “The Golden Circle” has all the endurance of an Instagram post. Continue reading ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Fast-Fading Fun [Review] at The Playlist.