Movie review: ‘Oppenheimer’

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Bob GarverSpecial to the Valley NewsThe other half of this summer’s “Barbenheimer” phenomenon, “Oppenheimer” did so well in its second weekend that I will give it a full review of its own. Sure, it came in a distant second to “Barbie” both weekends, but with an estimated $174 million at the domestic box office thus far, it’s more than on pace to become the biggest movie of all time to never win a weekend. The unofficial, counterintuitive and highly-unusual “Barbenheimer” marketing campaign, which contrasts “the glittery comedy with a drama about the atomic bomb,” certainly helped this film’s box office, but it’s a strong enough movie that I’d like to think that it could have been a hit even without its unlikely pink ally.Cillian Murphy, who I could
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