Daily Archives: April 17, 2018

Netflixable? “Mercury 13” documentary remembers the First Women who Might have Gone into Space

The human computers of “Hidden Figures” aren’t the only “forgotten women” of the early days of America’s space program. While the names of the Mercury Seven, the crack fighter-jocks/test pilots turned astronauts are chiseled into history, with monuments for them … Continue reading

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Preview, Let’s have a few bloody laughs at a “Secret hospital for criminals,” “Hotel Artemis”

This should be a spinoff from “John Wicke.” The idea of a hospital run for the murderous, the larcenous, injured “in the line of duty?” Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Jenny Slate, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Dave Bautista … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero”

There’s a statue I always make a point of passing by whenever I’m in Central Park in Manhattan. It’s of Balto, one of the “hero” sled dogs of Nome, Alaska’s diphtheria epidemic of 1925 and the subject of a pretty … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Broken Lizard goes for a Deuce with “Super Troopers 2”

The groaning pills and pot gags, the bad puns, the middle-aged paunches. Yes, Broken Lizard is back, 17 years after the “How lowbrow can we go?” success (ahem) of “Super Troopers,” the aging comedy ensemble, beloved by stoners, have crowd-funded … Continue reading

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