CORE STORY: Absolutely Fabulous has largest U.K. opening since Spectre

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Photo: Twentieth Century Fox

Chris Luckett

Just as Corner Gas is to Canadians and Friday Night Lights to Americans, there’s a national love in England of the boozy Britcom Absolutely Fabulous. That patriotic popularity boosted the long-awaited Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie to the biggest U.K. opening weekend for a British movie since Spectre. Continue reading

REVIEW: Corner Gas: The Movie

Photo: Prairie Pants Distribution

Photo: Prairie Pants Distribution

Chris Luckett

Feature-length movies adapted from TV shows (and starring the original cast members) tend to have at least one of two fatal flaws: feeling like an overblown, extended episode or feeling segmented, like the movie’s ready to be chopped into pieces and aired as new episodes. The rare adaptations that avoid both traps, like Serenity or Borat, stand on their own legs, without foreknowledge of their precursors being a requisite. Corner Gas: The Movie doesn’t quite reach those lofty heights, but it remains one of the best of its ilk in a long time.

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