“Dumb and Dumber” was received favorably enough by critics when it was released in late 1994 — back when Jim Carrey seemed like he had the potential to be the next Jerry Lewis.
After estimates Sunday had the two films in a virtual dead heat with $10.9 million each, actual receipts on Monday confirmed “Ouija” narrowly surpassed “Nightcrawler.”
“Interstellar” is overly explanatory about its physics, its dialogue can be clunky and you may want to send composer Hans Zimmer’s relentless organ into deep space.
Cookie Monster now exercises self-control and sometimes eats fruits and vegetables. Millions of kids watch the show on phones and computers instead of TV. And there’s less time spent on the street with human characters. They’re just not energetic enough for today’s view
Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestseller honors the lurid spirit of the page-turner enough to satisfy fans, but he doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper as, say, Hitchcock would.
A dog. An often naked couple. A ship docking.
They invented the word “creepy” for that smile, a goofy, confident grin that reaches its full breadth just when you’re starting to realize how deranged this guy really is.
The service is a good start. But the network needs to do more to make it worth the money — especially as HBO and other channels start to compete for online dollars.