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CRANKY SEZ:    I have old medical problems from a traffic accident in 1988 which broke my neck. The first of three times. After 25 relatively peaceful years, those side-effect problems have reasserted themselves. That means my ability to sit up to watch a two or three hours long film is gone. Obviously my medical situation has to be dealt with. Something will continue on this site. Downloads and commentary of sorts -- gee, maybe a cranky blog (?) When we can figure out what to do, we'll do it. If we can sit through an entire screening we will write a review. The CrankyCritic, since 1993... To Be Continued . . .

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Newbie The Angry Birds Movie sold $39.0 millions worth of tickets to the young'uns (as opposed to old farts like Yours Cranky who know squat about vidgames); Captain America: Civil War ($33.1 millions/ $347.4 millions) drops to second, easily holding off newbies Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising ($21.8 millions/ $21.8 millions) and The Nice Guys ($11.3 millions/ $11.3 millions). The Jungle Book (2016) ($11.0 millions/ $327.5 millions) drops from Second to the bottom of the Top Five. THE REST OF THE BEST: Money Monster ($7.1 millions/ $27.1 millions) drops Third to Sixth; The Darkness ($2.4 millions/ $8.5 millions) Fourth to Seventh; Zootopia ($1.7 millions/ $334.4 millions) Sixth to Eighth; The Huntsman: Winter's War ($1.2 millions/ $46.7 millions) Seventh to Ninth and Mother's Day ($1.1 millions/ $31.2 millions) goes from Fifth to out the door . . .

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angry birds

The Angry Birds Movie is based on the vidgame and will sweep the weekend.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising based on an earlier movie stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Chloe Grace Moretz

Nice Guys

The Nice Guys stars Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Cranky's back and everything else that is broken yadda yadda yadda

Money Monster

Money Monster stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Bombs away!

The Darkness

The Darkness as a scareflick doesn't get seen by this old fart.

Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War stars Robert Downey Jr, and Chris Evans as Iron Man and the Captain of the title. They have a disagreement and fight it out. What more do you need to know, right?

mother's day

Mother's Day stars Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Chalke, Kate Hudson Jon Lovitz, Aasif Mandvi, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Roberts, Britt Robertson and Jason Sudeikis. From director Garry Marshall

The Huntsman: Winter's War

The Huntsman: Winter's War returns stars Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Jessica Chastain to their parts in the newly revamped Snow White saga.

barbershop: The Next Cut

Barbershop: The Next Cut stars Cedric the Entertainer. It is getting raves from reviewers, citing the film as something deeper than the demo targeted comedy some might expect in this second sequel to a film that was pretty average ($4.50) in the first place

jungle book

Disney's The Jungle Book does include "The Bare Necessities" and one other song from the animated classic. It, too, is getting great reviews from the reviewing community

The Boss

The Boss stars Melissa McCarthy as a media mogul whose career is wrecked by an insider trading charge. She engineers a comeback on the tail of her former secretary and we were not able to attend a screening. A consensus as "not McCarthy's worst film" is not a good thing but her star power will do as it will.

Meet the Blacks

Meet the Blacks stars Mike Epps. Not screened for us with an IMDB plot description that is incomprehensible. We're guessing the film is aimed at its African-American cast demo and we'll leave it at that.

Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry stars Sharlto Copley and Haley Bennett. An SF film described as "A cyborg tries to rescue his kidnapped wife with the help of a scientist (Copley) and his army of clones." Its reviews are mixed.

Miracles From Heaven

Miracles From Heaven is a major studio attempt to woo the Born Again Christian demo. This is done by putting name brand stars Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah into the cast mix. Even so the reviews have generally been negative.

Everybody Wants Some

Everybody Wants Some from director Richard Linklater (in his Dazed and Confused mode) stars Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell and the lovely Zoey Deutch. Wanting to be like Dazed is not the same thing as being as good as Dazed. So say reviewers.


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The Avengers
Beauty and the Beast
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Captain America: First Avenger
Cars 2
Conan the Barbarian
Despicable Me 2
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Lion King
Man of Steel (Superman)
Red Riding Hood
Rio 2
The Smurfs
Sherlock Holmes

Transformers 3
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