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Good premise but…

IMAGINE waking up in a world where everything is the same, with one exception: Nobody has ever heard of The Beatles or any of their songs.

Sweet as a spoonful of sugar

Now that’s what I call a fantastic follow-up of a pop-in.

Common touch: The best and worst of the rapper’s movie roles

POP QUIZ! What do the following actors have in common:

On the front-line

MARIE COLVIN was one of the great combat correspondents of our time, covering conflicts everywhere from Chechnya to Sierra Leone to Sri Lanka to East Timor, and breaking stories of great impact in a career spanning more than a quarter-century.

Fall movie preview

LET’S SEE, how did we do with our Summer Preview?

Sailing away

IT MUST be a kick for the makeup and nifty effects people to sit in the back of a theater and soak in the reaction from the audience when a character has to stitch up that nasty cut on her forehead with a makeshift needle and thread. Or how about that moment when someone rips open a jeans leg, and we see the “bone” jutting out from a gaping wound? GROSS!

You’re it

DEEP into the astonishingly dopey, odiously off-putting and thoroughly unfunny Tag, one of the main characters says, in all sincerity:

At the bloody Hotel Artemis, amazing actors do the obvious

And she said, ‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device.” -- The Eagles, “Hotel California”

Movies that gave a little something extra

By Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times (Warning: The following column is brimming with spoilers about movies old and new. If you haven’t seen Deadpool 2 yet...

A really good John Hughes high school movie for the 21st...

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Love, Simon Directed by Greg Berlanti MAYBE IT’S TOO EASY to say Love, Simon feels like a 21st-century John Hughes high school movie...

An experience you’ll not soon forget

By Richard Roeper Movie Review The Florida Project Directed by Sean Baker FOR MOST of The Florida Project, I found myself rooting for unseen authorities. The police. The Florida...

Say it again, Peres

By Richard Roeper Movie Review 7 Days in Entebbe Directed by Jose Padilha THE RAID is on. Israeli commandos are about to descend on Entebbe Airport on a mission...

Why I’m giving up on the increasingly random Walking Dead

By Richard Roeper “THE Walking Dead Is Finally Getting Its First Totally Nude Zombie” — actual headline on Forbes.com. Only the most popular and lasting TV...

You’ve come a long way, baby

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Battle of the Sexes Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton “YOU’VE COME a long way, baby, to get where you got to...

Killing brain cells

By Richard Roeper Movie Review A Bad Moms Christmas Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore DEEP into the inept and lazy and uninspired A Bad Moms Christmas,...

Top 10 films to look forward to

By Richard Roeper TOLD YA SO! In my 2017 Summer Movie Preview, I listed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Alien: Covenant, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Detroit,...

In teen tale Everything, Everything, genuine emotions never get out

By Richard Roeper MOVIE REVIEW Everything, Everything Directed by Stella Meghie SOME 41 YEARS after John Travolta played The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and 25 years after...

A swashbuckling comedic spectacle

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (aka Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg WHEN...

Mystery of unseen sniper heightens thriller’s tension

By Richard Roeper Movie Review The Wall Directed by Doug Liman THIS IS a monster movie disguised as a war movie. Set in the middle of Nowhere, Iraq, in...

Go see Gifted

Movie Review Gifted Directed by Marc Webb Go see Gifted SOMETIMES YOU LOVE a movie even as you realize it’s far from perfect. That’s what I’m here to tell...

Go see Gifted

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Gifted Directed by Marc Webb SOMETIMES YOU LOVE a movie even as you realize it’s far from perfect. That’s what I’m here to tell...

Fearless forecast: 17 Best Movies for 2017

By Richard Roeper LET’S TAKE A LOOK at my 17 most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. (You should have seen how many I listed in...

Collateral damage

MOVIE REVIEW Collateral Beauty Directed by David Frankel By  Richard Roeper Stop. Someone in a position of power should have said just that long before Collateral Beauty ever made...

The best movies of 2016

By Richard Roeper 10. Arrival — This is one of those sci-fi thinkers that get better with a second or third viewing. Amy Adams gives...

The worst movies of 2016

By Richard Roeper 10. London Has Fallen — The sequel to the moderate hit Olympus Has Fallen is just as bad: cliché-riddled terrorism actioner packaged...

It’s a dog’s life

By Richard Roeper MOVIE REVIEW The Secret Life of Pets Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney TALK ABOUT a split personality. If I broke down The Secret Life...

Only thing missing is the overwhelming scent of onions

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Me Before You Directed by Thea Sharrock WHEN THE LIGHTS dim and the movie begins, we try to shed our perceptions of the...

Satisfying as homemade baklava

By Richard Roeper Movie Review My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Directed by Kirk Jones WHEN they turned the 2002 feature film My Big Fat Greek Wedding into...

Slick trash

By Richard Roeper Movie Review London Has Fallen Directed by Babak Najafi IT’S YOUR FAULT I had to endure London Has Fallen. Well, maybe not YOU, specifically, but because...

Biblical detective

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Risen Directed by Kevin Reynolds Give the Sony Pictures-backed Affirm Films and Risen director and co-writer Kevin Reynolds credit for making a different...

Out at sea

By Richard Roeper Movie Review The Finest Hours Directed by Craig Gillespie PROPS to the cast of The Finest Hours, most of whom spend about three-quarters of their...

Flat fashion

By Richard Roeper Movie Review Zoolander 2 Directed by Ben Stiller FOR Austin Powers in Goldmember, the third installment of the franchise in 2002, a bounty of big-name...

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…

By Richard Roeper FOR A manic-depressive, alcoholic, washed-up political consultant of a certain age who’s dealing with altitude sickness in strife-torn Bolivia, and, oh yeah,...