Monthly Archives: June 2018

Movie Review: “Control” is the name of the divorce game when “Custody” is at stake

  There’s a moment, early in the tense French divorce drama “Custody,” when you feel sorry for Antoine, the husband. He’s sitting in mediation, a lawyer at his side, making his case, a judge hearing it, and his ex-wife and … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Jurassic World” finds another $59, “Sicario 2” @$19, “Uncle Drew” shoots a brick

A record breaking summer at the box office slacks off a tad this weekend with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” plunging over 60%, even though it might stake claim to another $59 million, Deadline.com claims. The Friday to Friday drop was … Continue reading

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Preview, Caine, Courtenay, Gambon, Broadbent and Winstone are capering geezers (with Charlie Cox) in “King of Thieves””

This trailer is as self-explanatory as any in theaters these days. “The King of Thieves” opens Sept. 18…in the U.K.  

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Preview, “Juliet Naked” makes comic hay with Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke

A London rom-com about a sad woman (Rose Byrne) in a dull relationship (With Chris O’Dowd? How is this possible?) who then meets, via a flaming review of her sig other’s FAVORITE indie rock icon (Ethan Hawke) said icon and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Maika Monroe and Gary Oldman star in “Tau”

Julia is just a sex kitten pickpocket, working the lurid clubs and working “it” for a few shekels a night, before heading home to her industrial dump of a loft. Then she’s abducted, trussed up like Hannibal Lecter at his … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Can “Maktub” make Israeli gangsters funny?

Mob mugs are the same the world over. Overdressing, standing around, eating Italian food, bickering about it. Even in Israel. “Maktub” is a dark Israeli comedy about sadistic thugs with style, “Master Chef” fans, the foodies Steve and Chuma. They … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Mixed Reviews for “Uncle Drew,” “Sicario 2,” raves for “Leave No Trace”

“Sicario” was a movie that needed no sequel. It set up a quest, twisted and turned — with shocking moments of violence — until that quest was at an end. Like too few action pictures these days, it gave us … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Second time “Sicario” offers Half the Heat in “Day of the Soldado”

    I loved the borderlands hitman thriller “Sicario,” and I’m not alone. It has this  meandering but compact narrative, brutal violence meted out by brutish men, the queasy unease it gives you about government sanctioned mayhem and a devilish … Continue reading

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Preview, Cate Blanchett and Jack Black bring kid-friendly frights in “The House with a Clock in its Walls”

Remember “Goosebumps?” Yeah, Jack Black’s all about the kid-friendly horror genre. Got to start them off somewhere. This time, he’s paired up with Oscar winner Cate Blanchett for a film based on Eric Kripke’s novel, “The House With a Clock … Continue reading

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Netflixable? With this cast, Why have we Never Heard of “Playing it Cool?”

Good romantic comedies remain Hollywood’s most elusive unicorns, and maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe it’s a thesis put forth in “Playing It Cool,” a mediocre, gimmicky 2015 romantic comedy that featured a star-studded supporting cast, some cute characters, … Continue reading

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