Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Preview, “Bleeding Steel” promises more of the Jackie Chan we DON’T like

Aged, trigger happy and generic. Sci-fi violence and maybe one vintage Jackie stunt. Where’s the charm, the wit, the warmth? Gone with the wind.

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Netflixable? High school romance is kick-started by “The Kissing Booth”

Shelly and Lee were born in the same hospital at the same time, affluent, dance-crazy California cuties who share so much. No, not that. Shelly who prefers “Elle” (Joey King) lusts for Lee’s hunky, short-tempered jock older brother, Noah (Jacob … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Darc” is another Westerner seeking his Revenge on the Yakuza

The lurid Japanese underworld of tattooed gangsters is the setting of “Darc,” a culture-clash thriller of the “Black Rain” variety that could be a big — OK, modest — break for Tony Schiena of “Locked Down.” He co-scripted and stars … Continue reading

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Preview, Matt Dillon goes Murderous for Von Trier’s “House that Jack Built”

Every so often, the Madonna of the Movies, Lars Von Trier, screeches for attention and we’re reminded that he’s still a thing, that there’s something still something rotten in the state of Denmark. OK, I oversell. Pardon. This sadistic serial … Continue reading

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Preview, Winona, Keanu meet at a “Destination Wedding” — booze and sick burns ensue

What a clever idea for your no-budget (save for travel and stars) rom-com. Pair up Keanu and Winona and make them not like each other in their patented patois. This is pretty damned funny. Never heard of the studio, but … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ladies who Lunch Go Christian Grey in “Book Club”

“Book Club,” aka “Sisterhood of the Traveling Spanx,” stuffs the screen with Oscar and Emmy winning actresses of a certain age and hopes the laughs will follow. And they do, just often enough to make this genial, eye-roller of a … Continue reading

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