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Monthly Archives: May 2017
I was very young the first time my parents let me know that I wasn’t the only fellow with the name “Roger Moore.” My Dad called me into the living room, pointed at an actor on a TV re-run and … Continue reading
“Baywatch” wasn’t much of a TV show, even as a “classic” of its genre — jiggle vision. Glug glug glug, jugs jugs jugs. Ugh. But it surely deserved better than this, a leering, violent, coarse, deathly-dull and stupidly long send-up … Continue reading
British writer and director Terence Davies (“The Deep Blue Sea, ” “The House of Mirth”) looked at the poems of American poet Emily Dickinson and didn’t see a shrinking violet. He saw more than the shy recluse, the plain spinster … Continue reading
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” roared back Saturday to swallow a big chunk of “Alien: Convent” cash — a $15 million to $12 million beat-down. “Covenant” is now projected to maybe hit $36 million. Word of mouth? Not helping. … Continue reading
HBO’s follow-up to the Andy Samberg tennis spoof “Seven Days in Hell” is a rip on the ’82 Tour de France, an all-star romp (again starring Samberg, but also Maya Rudolph, Mike Tyson, Dolph Lundgren, and Orlando Bloom, who has … Continue reading
A good news/not-so-good-news weekend for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Studios. “Alien: Convenant” is opening big — not huge, but safely near the high end of expectations, probably giving it a win at the box office over the long-released “Guardians of the … Continue reading
Decent reviews for “Alien: Covenant,” great reviews for “Wakefield,” “Everything” and “Wimpy” panned
There’s plenty of pushback at the latest iteration of “Alien,” a movie that reaches for something deeper and forgets to provide surprises or frights. But most reviewers are endorsing it. The children. It could earn over $40 million, though I’d … Continue reading
You can lock the world, with its bacteria, viruses and pathogens out, but you can’t lock raging teen hormones in. That’s the big message of “Everything, Everything,” a terminal teen romance of the “Fault in Our Stars/Me and Earl and … Continue reading
Depression is a serious illness that can hit anybody. Even a rich Massachusetts teen who travels into the Amazon seeking a cure through the “ancient tribal secret” fad du jour, Ayahuasca. So there’s no mocking James Freeman’s personal journey, his … Continue reading
“Lowriders,” the last sleeper hit of the spring, is an engaging if over-familiar Latino melodrama about fathers and sons, embracing one’s culture even as you stretch it and love triangles. Corny? Si. But set as it is against the East … Continue reading