Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Preview: “Venom” puts Tom Hardy into Superhero Mode

The voice Tom Hardy trots out here isn’t his “Revenent” accent, isn’t his Bane mumble. It’s working class Joe, straight out of the mob movie “The Drop.” The one thing that strikes me in this Sony/Marvel trailer (an October release) … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Revenge is a dish best-served by an Irish Farmer in “Bad Day for the Cut”

“Vengeance is mine,” sayeth the Lord. But not in the movies. Revenge thrillers in their many forms are among the most reliable film genres, reaching for visceral reactions. Wanting to get even is in our nature, and the movies know … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Clint goes Cloying for “The 15:17 to Paris”

In retrospect, Clint “One Take” Eastwood was probably the wrong guy to direct a movie in which he cast three non-actors to play the lead roles, and three underwhelming little boys to play the leads as children. And it’s no … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Fifty Shades Freed” at Last

Draw we now the curtain upon the insipid, kinky romance novel blockbusters of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”  No more breathless lip-bites of orgasmic shock from the mousy-voiced beauty Dakota Johnson, as the improbably-named Anastasia Steel. No more hunky Jamie Dornan … Continue reading

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