Ten Years Later, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Just Won’t Quit

A decade later, 'Brokeback Mountain's' power has not dimmed.
A decade later, ‘Brokeback Mountain’s’ power has not dimmed.

Ten years ago this month, “Brokeback Mountain” was released into movie theaters.

By all conventional box-office wisdom, the movie should have dropped like a stone, closed within a week and would have been but a footnote in film history.

What happened was far different.

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The Tardy Moviegoer Rides Shotgun with ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

The Tardy Movie Review is an irregular feature here because the Tardy Moviegoer would sooner eat nails than go to the opening week of a film. If I want the back of my seat to be kicked or listen to idiots chatter for two hours in the dark, I’ll take the Red Eye to New York. 

Tom Hardy stars in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
Tom Hardy stars in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Insane.

George Miller’s reboot of his “Mad Max” franchise hits the gas with the opening credits and almost never lets you catch your breath.

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The Tardy Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The Tardy Movie Review is an irregular feature here as The Tardy Moviegoer finds going to theaters second only to flying to be the worst way to spend time with a mob of strangers. He never goes to opening weekends, nor even second weekends, because the glare of a sea of cellphones in a darkened theater is too damn bright. Idiots ruin movies. 

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The gang’s all here: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

“Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

What incredible battle sequences.

What horrible story when the Avengers stopped fighting and started talking.

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