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2019-07-19 The Lion King
The year was 1994 And a cartoon about a plucky little lion cub showed the world that Disney had its groove back. 25 years later, no one needs to worry about the studio that owns Marvel and Star Wars. And yet it continues to look behind. Now in theatres is The Lion King remake, featuring new voices and songs... but is that enough? Here's CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.
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2019-07-15 Bonus Pod - Actual Astronauts Give Hollywood a Reality Check
Eli Glasner's podcast will return later this week with a review of the new Lion King. In the meantime, from CBC's The World this Weekend, a chat about how space is portrayed on the big screen. Eli spoke with actual astronauts and members of mission control about what Hollywood gets right and wrong. Here's Eli Glasner with TWTW host Martina Fitzgerald.
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2019-07-02 Spider-Man: Far From Home
The mega-movie Avengers: Endgame has raked-in billions of dollars at the box office, but along the way, a lot of things changed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Today, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theatres to explore the consequences. With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-06-21 Toy Story 4 - Child's Play
They say good things come in threes... but how about 4? Back in 1995, Pixar introduced Woody and friends in the computer-animated tale Toy Story. Now, 24 years later, they're back for a fourth installment. But if you prefer a little more attitude with your toys, the murderous doll Chuckie returns in the new Child's Play movie. With more, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-05-31 Rocketman - Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Always Be My Maybe
Last year's Bohemian Rapsody put classic rock band Queen, and frontman Freddie Mercury, back in the spotlight. Now there's another rock n' roll story coming to theatres. Rocketman is the story of Elton John...and it has his blessing. If you're in the mood for something a little more destructive, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is also stomping into theatres this weekend. For more on that and a quick look at the new Netflix title Always Be My Maybe, here's CBC film guy, Eli Glasner.
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2019-05-24 Aladdin - Booksmart
When Aladdin first hit the screens in 1992 it was part of a string of smash hits from Walt Disney Studios. Now it's back, the latest in a new wave of live-action adaptations of cartoon classics. With more on Aladdin and his favourite new teen film Booksmart, here's CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.
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2019-05-17 John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
Canadian Keanu Reeves has been many things on screen. A time travelling goofball, a surfing bank robber, a cyber warrior and more. Now in his fifties, Keanu has found a successful career as unstoppable assassin. This weekend he returns in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. With more, here's CBC screentime columnist Eli Glasner.
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2019-05-10 Pokemon Detective Pikachu - Wine Country
While the Avengers continue their battle for box office domination there's a new contender entering the fray. Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a new live-action film featuring the voice work of Ryan Reynolds. If you're looking for something slightly more mature, how about Wine Country? It's a new comedy starring Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph. With more, here's CBC screentime columnist Eli Glasner.
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2019-05-03 Long Shot - Remembing Peter Mayhew
Actor Charlize Theron has played everything from a serial killer to a spy. In her new movie, she plays someone in a relationship with...Seth Rogen. Long Shot is a new rom-com set during a U.S. presidential race. With more on that and the passing of Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, here's CBC News screentime columnist Eli Glasner.
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2019-04-26 Avengers: Endgame
Eleven years ago the modern Marvel movie universe began with Iron Man. Today the decade long journey draws to a close with "Avengers: Endgame" Endgame has already broken ticket sales records, but is the 3-hour film worth your time? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-04-12 Hellboy - Missing Link - Stockholm
You might remember the Hellboy movies, which started back in 2004. Well, Hellboy is back. But the series has been re-tooled with a new star and an R-rating. If you're looking to take the little ones to the movies, the studio behind movies such as Paranorman and Coraline has a fuzzy, friendly film called Missing Link. With more on those two, plus a quick look at the new hostage drama Stockholm, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-04-05 Shazam! - Edge of the Knife
Film critic Eli Glasner returns with a new look at the superhero film Shazam! Plus, Edge of the Knife, a new indigenous film that grew out of a mission to save a disappearing language.
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2019-03-29 Dumbo - Firecrackers
CBC film critic Eli Glasner returns to look at director Tim Burton's take on the Disney classic Dumbo, plus an edgy new Canadian film called Firecrackers.
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2019-03-08 Captain Marvel
Oscar winner Brie Larson went from being trapped in a Room, to facing off against King Kong. Now she's taking on perhaps her biggest role yet -- Captain Marvel. It's the first female led film for Marvel Studios. Is Larson the Captain we need right now? To answer that and talk about the backlash around Brie Larson, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-03-01 Apollo 11
This year marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the lunar surface. A new documentary takes viewers back to that historic moment. It's called "Apollo 11" -- and opens in select IMAX theatres this week and across Canada next week. CBC film critic Eli Glasner is here to explain why it's a must see.
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2019-02-15 Alita: Battle Angel - Isn't It Romantic
If you're feeling a Valentine's Day hangover, you might find the cure at the multiplex this weekend. Rebel Wilson finds herself trapped inside a Rom-Com, in the genre spoof "Isn't It Romantic?" But if your idea of romance involves explosions and killer robots...there's a futuristic adventure from the guys who brought you Sin City and Avatar called "Alita: Battle Angel." With more, here's our movie guy Eli Glasner,
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2019-02-08 Cold Pursuit - What Men Want
Movie-goers will FINALLY get a glimpse into the male psyche this weekend. Taraji P. Henson stars in "What Men Want." A gender-swapped twist on the 2000 Mel Gibson vehicle "What Women Want." But if you're looking for action...you've probably noticed Liam Neeson has been in the news a lot lately. He's been under heavy scrutiny after comments he made while promoting the new thriller "Cold Pursuit." With more on that...here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
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2019-02-01 Miss Bala - Russian Doll
A new Hollywood thriller brings the tensions at the US-Mexico border to the big screen. Miss Bala is a remake of a 2011 Mexican film. It stars Gina Rodrigues as an American woman who gets caught in the middle of the drug war. CBC film guy Eli Glasner gives us a look at that and the new Netflix series, Russian Doll.
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2019-01-25 Serenity - The Kid Who Would Be King - Cold War
Post-Oscar nomination weekend has arrived and the result is a mixed bag at the movies. First up, Serenity, a mysterious new film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Then it's a look at the family film, The Kid Who Would Be King followed by a few quick words on the Polish Oscar-nominated movie Cold War. Here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
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