Monthly Archives: July 2015

Movie Review: “The Seventh Dwarf”

As important as it is to remember that there were fairytales before “The Disney Version,” there’s little else to recommend the German animated take on Snow White, “The Seventh Dwarf.” For starters, it’s not about Snow White. She’s just a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Best of Enemies”

Listen children, to a story about those hallowed days before 24 hour cable news & opinion, before cable TV, even. Americans watched political conventions, gavel to gavel, because the three broadcast networks insisted it was their civic duty. And one … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Ant-Man” and “Pixels” neck and neck, “Southpaw lacks punch

“Pixels,” a kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy, won Friday at the box office. But some are projecting “Ant-Man,” also kid friendly, will have a bigger Saturday and thus take the weekend from the Sand-Man — a $26-$24 million finish, Deadline.com says. … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: “Pixels” pounded, split decision on “Southpaw”

If it was up to movie critics, Adam Sandler’s movie career would be over. Not winding down. Not shrinking, which it has been. But dead. Done. But it isn’t, so we all, we ALL, vented at the failings of “Pixels,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Three and a Half Minutes,10 Bullets”

It all happened so quickly. In under four minutes, two vehicles pulled up at a Jacksonville, Florida gas station, one person from each of those cars ducked inside for a purchase or a bathroom break, and all hell broke loose … Continue reading

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The Short film that “Pixels” is based on is here

Let’s do some good here. Let’s watch Patrick Jean’s arresting 2:44 short from a few years ago that was the inspiration for the Adam Sandler disaster that critics are tearing apart here, at Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Here is the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Pixels” suggests it’s “Game Over” for Adam Sandler

For 15 or so glorious minutes, Peter Dinklage takes over and hilariously dominates “Pixels,” an Adam Sandler comedy saddled with the wrong star. For four or five minutes, here and there, Josh Gad dials up the wacky. And “Pixels,” a comedy … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Dark Was the Night,” dull was the movie about it

“Just stay calm,” the sheriff and his deputy tell the townspeople. And they do. They watched all the animals in town flee. They’ve noticed the moving shadows and noted the footprints. “Cloven. Hooves.” Maybe they noticed their story’s color palette … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “10 Cent Pistol”

Joe Mantegna, Jena Malone, Adam Arkin and Thomas Ian Nicholas are in the cast of the heist-gone-wrong thriller “10 Cent Pistol.” But it stars two unknowns — JT Alexander and Damon Alexander. Nothing wrong with that. Everybody deserves their shot … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Smulders rediscovers her range in “Unexpected”

Cobie Smulders reminds us that she’s more than an agent of “S.H.I.E.L.D” in “Unexpected,” playing a pregnant teacher who bonds with her star student, who also happens to be pregnant. Neither Samantha Abbott (Smulders) nor Jasmine (Gail Bean) planned these … Continue reading

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