Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

Netflixable? “Girlfriend’s Day” lets Oedenkirk play the not-quite-lovable-loser to perfection

  “Girlfriend’s Day” is a quick, dark sketch of a comedy, sort of a Bob Oedenkirk special. Made with a bunch of friends doing cameos (Derek Waters of “Drunk History,” Flo from those “Progressive” commercials, Toby Huss, Natasha Lyonne, Ed … Continue reading

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Next screening, “I Can Only Imagine” tells the hard luck life story behind an inspiring song

Dennis Quaid is the abusive husband and dad who bullies and poor-mouths the kid who grew up to write MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine.” J. Michael Finley is “Bart Millard,” the songwriter. Cloris Leachman also stars, with Trace Adkins. Not … Continue reading

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Preview, the A24 “edgy” factory serves up Frights in “Hereditary”

Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne and Anne Dowd are the adult stars, with Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro as the kids menaced by um, bad genes? Grandma? A24 is a studioA24 is a studio that releases challenging films, even the … Continue reading

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Preview, Tessa Thompson teams with Oscar winners for Prison Guard comedy, “Furlough”

Tessa Thompson has emerged as a Hollywood “It” girl, and packaging her with Oscar winners Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Leo and Anna Paquin is a clever move to cement that status. Tessa (“Dear White People”) is the guard sent to make … Continue reading

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Preview, Shailene is “Adrift” in this survival at sea true story drama

Love Shailene. Love sailboats. Love sailboat “Amazing true tales of the sea.” “Adrift” is one of those “I’m not the SAILOR here” stories about a couple at sea, the sailing buff guy (Sam Claflin) gets badly hurt, and Shailene Woodley … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Love, Simon” even if he comes out like it’s 1999

  It gets better, the saying and the TV public service announcement campaign told us. Years ago. And it has. The occasional giant step backward notwithstanding, we’re a long way from “The Hangover” (2009) and its “Paging Dr. Faggot” jokes. … Continue reading

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