Daily Archives: March 6, 2018

Next Screening, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”

It seems as if we’ve all been hearing about this YA/sci-fi novel being turned into a movie since the Kennedy Administration. Which we sort of have. I don’t recall the Disney TV movie based on it, and never got around … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Lily Collins puts Eating Disorders, including her own, on the table in “To the Bone”

You will never look at Lily Collins the same way after seeing her “To the Bone.” She plays an upper middle class art student tumbling towards death. She’s ballerina-with-cancer thin, Our first peek at the pretty “Mirror, Mirror” star are … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards” could be a swan song for James Franco

A UCLA film school production with an omnibus cast, “The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards” summoned some big-names and character actors in a sort of “Short Cuts” for the stories of Robert Boswell. The pieces are of a biting, depressing … Continue reading

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Netflixable? So “‘F*&%’ the Prom” is for “kids, 11/12,” Netflix?

No movie with “F*&%” in its title is suitable for tweens. So no, whatever intern writes the “guidance” blurb on Netflix films. “F*&% the Prom,” the Bully Boys/Mean Girls/Meaner Gays comedy by Benny Fine isn’t pre-teen appropriate. Take it from … Continue reading

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Preview, “Mary Poppins Returns” — the teaser, doesn’t quite sing

Debuted during the Oscars, kind of lacks the sparks one wants from a “Mary Poppins” trailer. Love Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Dick Van Dyke, Emily Mortimer, Lin Manuel-Miranda — oh, and Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury and David Warner. … Continue reading

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