Daily Archives: January 31, 2018

Movie Review: “Scorched Earth” is D-movie Hell for Gina Carano

Mixed Martial Artist Ronda Rousey’s recently announced move to pro wrestling had to give Gina Carano pause. Rousey’s movie-star-pretty predecessor in the MMA spotlight may have made a splash in the movies with “Haywire,” and had her shot at playing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: New Year’s Eve brings threats real and imagined to “Midnighters”

A strained marriage, a tipsy New Year’s Eve party and a deadly road accident are but the opening gambit of “Midnighters,” a just-taut-enough thriller about ordinary people faced with extraordinary dilemmas. It’s about secrets and betrayals, shifting loyalties and the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Hereditary” is smart horror the A24 way

Long been a big fan of A24 Films, the best of the arty boutique film distributors (“Ex Machina,” “Lady Bird,” “The Florida Project,” “The Disaster Artist,” etc.). Here’s the trailer to their upcoming horror tale, “Hereditary,” starring Toni Collette and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Not Much There in”The Boy Downstairs”

There’s not much to say about the enervated romance “The Boy Downstairs,” except that literally every character and actor playing that character is more interesting than the leads. Every last one of them, down to the accented waiter at the … Continue reading

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