Friday morning email from journalist friend: “Didn’t I predict you’d hate The Magnificent Seven? I totally called it.” Me: “The movie is empty stinking bullshit from beginning to end, head to toe. Fuqua has a good eye for framing and a Sergio Leone-ish penchant for close-ups, but otherwise forget it.”

From “Heroism Isn’t Machismo“, posted on 4.10.16: “No offense but I don’t trust Antoine fucking Fuqua — he lacks discipline, he’s popcorn, he’s cheeseball and he damn sure is no Akira Kurosawa or John Sturges.”

Denzel Washington (l.) and Magnificent Seven costars (Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun) on Princess of Wales stage — Thursday, 9.8, 6:45 pm.