Bob Mondello

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What Movies Hollywood Prepared For The Reopening Of Theaters

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day usually means the start of Hollywood's blockbuster season — except this summer is different. But if movie theaters do reopen soon, Hollywood has few premiers to revive the industry.


Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden Follow Homer's 'Odyssey' In Their New Film

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In The Trip to Greece, Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden undertake their fourth comic and culinary journey — this one actually modeled after Homer's Odyssey.


Disney Announces The Date Of 'Hamilton' Movie Release

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Disney announced on Tuesday that it is fast-tracking the release of the movie of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show, Hamilton. It will be released on the Disney+ streaming platform.


A Sensational Film About Street Violence In London Is Now Streaming

Thursday, May 07, 2020

A new film about street violence in London became a sensation after its release in British theaters a few months ago. Now, Blue Story is available on streaming services for American viewers.


As Some States Reopen, Theater Owners Are Watching — And Mostly Waiting

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Some states are allowing movie theaters to reopen, but will they? Big theater chains say no, so it's up to independent theater owners who are "proceeding with an abundance of caution."


Tom Cruise And NASA Could Be A Match Made In The Heavens

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

NASA confirmed that actor Tom Cruise and private spaceflight company Space X are considering a feature film shot on board the International Space Station.


French Satire 'Deerskin' Opens Online — But Will Share Proceeds With Movie Theaters

Friday, May 01, 2020

French satire Deerskin was scheduled to screen in movie theaters this week. Instead, it is now opening online and will help theaters with the money earned on streaming views.


Bollywood and Hollywood Actor Irrfan Khan Dies After A Long Illness

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Indian actor Irrfan Khan, 54, who leaped from small parts in Bollywood films to featured roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World, has died after a long illness.


Fred And Ginger Cheered Us Up During The Depression. Might They Do It Again?

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers gave Americans a much-needed on-screen escape in the 1930s. You can find their dance numbers online, but critic Bob Mondello recommends you watch their films in full.


'Crip Camp' Is A Raucous Celebration Of A World-Changing Place

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Near Woodstock, at an early '70s summer camp for kids with disabilities, a revolution was born that became a civil rights movement, and led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


China Reopens Movie Theaters For 1st Time Since January

Monday, March 23, 2020

There's a bit of hopeful news for the film industry coming from China.


Hollywood Reports Its Lowest Daily Box Office In Decades

Friday, March 20, 2020

With movie theatres closed, there literally is no box office.


While Waiting Out The Pandemic, It's Worth A Watch Of These Classic Films

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In this time of fear and quarantining, critic Bob Mondello offers three classic movies worth revisiting — or watching for the first time.


In 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always,' A Teenager With A Choice

Friday, March 13, 2020

A pregnant teenager travels to New York City to obtain an abortion in Eliza Hittman's drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always.


Remembering Actor Max Von Sydow, From Bergman To 'Game Of Thrones'

Monday, March 09, 2020

After director Ingmar Bergman helped launch von Sydow's career, the imposing Swedish star went on to play Jesus, a Bond villain, an elderly exorcist and scores of other roles.


Movie Review: 'First Cow'

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Director Kelly Reichardt set her latest western drama in Oregon in the 1820s. It's the story of two drifters who come up with a unique money-making scheme in the midst of a gold rush.


Review: Pixar's 'Onward'

Friday, March 06, 2020

Pixar's new animated film ONWARD is about teenage elf brothers who are on a quest to find out if there's enough magic in their world to let them spend a day with their late father.


'Sorry We Missed You': A Working-Class Drama With A Heart

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Ken Loach's social-realist drama Sorry We Missed You depicts a family sliding slowly out of the middle class — but depicts moments of joy amid the desperation.


Film Festival Hit 'Saint Frances' Opens In Theaters

Friday, February 28, 2020

In the new independent comedy Saint Frances, a young woman finds her sense of family upended by a romance, an unexpected pregnancy and a gig as a nanny.


'The Whistlers': A Noir Heist Film With A Certain Pucker Factor

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Whistlers is a Romanian heist movie with a linguistic twist. It's about criminals who speak to each other in a special whistled language.