Monthly Archives: October 2017

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal just keeps growing

It started, just after Labor Day, with eruptions about has-been internet movie reviewing pioneer Harry Knowles and undenied allegations from the professionally (Hah!) unpleasant reviewer/programmer Devin Faraci. But that was followed by the A-bomb that the Harvey Weinstein story has … Continue reading

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Box Office: Blumhouse Breaks the House with “Happy Death Day,” “Foreigner” loses Green Card

A big Thursday night and a huge Friday have pushed box office predictions for the “Groundhog Day With a Slasher” Blumhouse offering, “Happy Death Day.” No name stars, a borrowed plot (“Before I Fall,” anyone?), not quite funny, not terribly … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Birthdays are all deja vu in “Happy Death Day”

  So “Happy Death Day” is a “Groundhog Day” knockoff with a dead teenager horror twist. Somebody gets to live and relive a day over and over again until he or she “gets it right.” And yeah, so what if … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Meyorwitz Stories” is a cut above the usual Adam Sandler Netflix movie

“The Meyorwitz Stories (New and Selected)” gives us an Adam Sandler removed from his natural habitat — lowbrow comedy — and divorced from the vast dead weight that is his onscreen entourage. There’s no David Spade, no Colin Quinn, no … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The “wingman” gets most of the skirt-chasing laughs in “Crash Pad”

The Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson may be in every other movie in theaters these days — “American Made” for example. And “Mother!” And “Goodbye, Christopher Robin.” But you’ve never seen him in anything remotely like “Crash Pad,” as a hapless … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: “Wonder Women” “Death Day” and a Supreme Court icon battle “The Foreigner”

Every so often, preview screenings are double booked for me down here in America’s Vacationland. And my rule has always been, “Whoever reserved the date first, that’s whose movie I review opening day.” And since “The Foreigner” stars Jackie Chan … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Leslie’s the Mann keeping teens from having sex in “Blockers”

Oh no…a RED BAND trailer with Leslie Mann and John Cena are parents (and that other guy), and they’re determined to um BLOCK their teenage kids from losing their virginity prom night. Social media, chugging contests, keg parties…with the kids … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Behold the mayhem created by “Psychopaths”

Clown masks, classic cars and carnage. It feels like Stephen King on steroids. No name cast, a real grindhouse special.

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How About a new “Wrinkle in Time” trailer?

Because I missed the window when this first one came out. I figured, “Oh, there’ll be another long before Halloween,” and skipped posting it. Looks provocative, gives us a sample of SOME of the cast (lots of Oprah). But a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women”

It’s not the primary focus of “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” but the film’s depiction of the early days of American comic book history may be its most eye-opening revelations. Few, aside from those curious enough to know the … Continue reading

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