Monthly Archives: April 2018

Next Screening? Halle Berry tries to raise orphans in the middle of riots in “Kings”

Think of it as the Original Black Lives Matter moment. It happened 26 years ago, for crying out loud. Rodney King gets pummeled by cops, it’s caught on videotape, officers put on trial for beating the hell out of him, … Continue reading

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Preview, “American Animals” could be the heist thriller frat bros have been waiting for

As in, it’s about them. And “it really happened.” A library, a stupidly valuable book, four young guys trying to plan to steal it the way they do in the “Oceans 11” movies. Even Peters, Barry Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake … Continue reading

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Preview, “Crazy Rich Asians” are all about the money, honey…and love

So here’s the full trailer the upcoming movie based on the Kevin Kwan novel. Sort of a “Monster in Law” about Pacific Rim money, love and an emerging class of English speaking actors from that part of the world. People … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jim Carrey goes Grim for “Dark Crimes”

Jim Carrey as an aged Polish police detective taking one last crack at the sex club murder case no one else could solve? We are…intrigued. This indifferent, exploitive mystery, filmed in 2015, is a Kafkaesque nightmare painted in the grim … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Quiet Place,” back on top, “I Feel Pretty” and “Troopers 2” do well, “Traffik” crashes

A Sunday surge by “Rampage” could move Dwayne Johnson’s joke of a sci-fi thriller into second place this weekend. But here’s the way things appear to be shaking out — The tense “A Quiet Place” in first with $21 million, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Sudeikis, Olsen endure a Road Trip with Ed Harris in search of “Kodachrome”

Some movies are so on the nose that you watch them fighting the feeling that you’ve already seen them. But if the dialogue is clever enough and the cast is companionable, they can fit neatly into way most of us … Continue reading

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HBO Movie Review: “Paterno” delivers Broad Indictments

It can be helpful every now and then to watch a movie out of order. Catch the final act first, then get to the beginning and build-up to that climax later. I caught the last 20 minutes of “Paterno” while … Continue reading

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A Movie Critic Never Knows What He’ll run across at a Church Yard Sale

Deland, Fla., this AM. Yeah, I looked inside. Still have my face. In other words, “empty.”

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Preview, “Bleach” is the sort of J-horror/sword and sorcery pic that Japan should export more often

I mean, check out dude’s SWORD. For Pete’s sake.

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Preview, “Uncle Drew” is the streetball comedy somebody was bound to make

So it started life as a series of shorts, for Pepsi? Do I have that right? Anyway, branding being what it is, dressing up basketball stars of today and yesterday in old man makeup as “street ball” legends — Kyrie, … Continue reading

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