Bruce Kirkland, Special to Postmedia Network

Bruce Kirkland has been a reporter with Sun Media for 31 years. He has worked the movies beat from 1980-2007, and still focuses on TIFF, Cannes, Oscars. Before taking a position at the Toronto Sun, he worked at the Ottawa Journal as entertainment editor and movie critic from 1979-80, and at Toronto Star as music critic and general-assignment news reporter from 1971-79.

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'Baywatch'

2017's most anticipated films from 'The Mummy' to 'Baywatch'

Hollywood is known, of course, for following the road more travelled, trying to minimize risk. So it is that some of this year’s “original” movies are really remakes or spinoffs from old television series. That said, there are a few real originals set for release in the next 12 months. Putting them all together, here are 17 big titles for 2017, all

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in "Allied."

'Allied' review: Brad Pitt a dismal bore in WWII romance

Allied, Robert Zemeckis’ World War II spy thriller and romance is a bitter disappointment. I blame Zemeckis, as the director, and Brad Pitt, as the leading man. Pitt is deadly dull as the hero and Zemeckis is under the misguided impression that Pitt does some of the finest work of his career.