Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Preview: No Wallace, no Gromit, just Aardman doing Cave Women and Men in “Early Man”

Second trailer, fun clash between primitive man and Bronze Age Man. Great voices (Eddie Redmayne, Oscar winner), Maisie Williams, Tom Hiddleston,  Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall. Watch for the “Jurassic Pork” gag. Feb. 15 for this one.    Advertisements

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Preview: An Infamous moment in Sailboat Racing is re-staged for “The Mercy”

“Around Alone” is a solo sailboat race around the world that’s gone under a variety of names over the decades. But one name stands out in its history, Donald Crowhurst. And not because he was a winner, either. Oscar winner … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Wonder” is a Weeper That Earns Its Tears…up to a point

Tear-jerkers are always manipulative movies, and “Wonder” is no different. But tear-jerkers (weepers, if you prefer) that earn those tears honestly are a cut above mere manipulation. And “Wonder,” through depictions of the burdens shouldered by its characters, through jolting … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Star” Struggles to Find Laughs in the Nativity Story

“The Star” is a tepid comic re-telling of the Nativity Story as seen through the eyes of the talking, joking, saving-the-day animals who accompany Mary and Joseph, and the Three Magi, to Bethlehem. The animation is stunning as befits the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pixar finds its Sweet Spot Again with the Enchanting “Coco”

A Mexican boy needs the help of his ancestors to realize his dream of becoming a famous mariachi in “Coco,” an enchanting musical and the most charming Pixar movie in years. And how does a Mexican lad confer with, debate … Continue reading

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