Daily Archives: July 4, 2018

TV Preview, Jay-Z’s “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” comes to BET

Jay-Z and Paramount put together this limited docu-series, about the South Florida teen whose family visit to Sanford, FL ended in tragedy and infamy. A 2012 case and it still resonates. July 30 on BET (per Gizmodo media) and Paramount … Continue reading

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Preview, Burglar interrupts suicide, “romance” ensues in “Breaking & Exiting”

He finds her in the tub, waiting to die. She doesn’t. “Why do you like me?”  Daisy (Jordan Hinson, who scripted the film) asks. “Because you’re young and rich and beautiful and you haven’t called the cops” is really the … Continue reading

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Preview, Boys come of age hunting a local serial killer in “Summer of ’84”

This small-distributor horror film/thriller was picked up at Sundance and earns a limited release Aug. 10. Kind of “It” without the supernatural element, without every adult clueless to the threat. Promising.  “All serial killers live next door to somebody.”

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Preview, Gillian Anderson, David Strathairn and Alex Sharp star in “UFO”

A government bent on keeping the existence of and possible threats posed by “UFOs,” and the film presence of sci-fi fave Gillian Anderson made me wonder if this new movie was inspired by the 1970s British TV series about a … Continue reading

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For the last time, Idris Elba sings

A couple of years back, I reviewed an Idris Elba thriller, a high-toned B-movie called “The Take.” One thing that surprised me was him singing the song that runs under the closing credits. Is there nothing Idris can’t do? I … Continue reading

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