Daily Archives: July 12, 2018

Preview, Can “Goosebumps 2” work without Jack Black?

You know, just with kids and no “name” actors at all, no tangible presence of R.L. Stine, and lots and lots of effects? From the looks of this, nah. October 12 may prove me wrong, but comic movie stars make … Continue reading

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Preview, “Mary Queen of Scots” has Saoirse square off with Margot Robbie in history’s greatest cat fight

This is dazzling, real Elizabethan eye candy. This latest “Mary, Queen of Scots” promises a more feminist, “what we have in common” spin on this bloody, sibling rivalry. Yes, they cross that line. But scheming menfolk had a hand in … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Scenic Spanish drama “The Skin of the Wolf” tests woman against mountain man

“The Skin of the Wolf” is a wilderness battle-of-wills set in the stunning heights of the Spanish Pyrenees, a fur-covered mountain man used to getting his way confronted by a woman who takes his measure. It’s more striking to look … Continue reading

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Upon Further Review, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” won’t even match “Ant-Man” at the box office

Reviews weren’t stellar, because truth be told, you cannot take the world by surprise but once. Repetition is a real risk. And there isn’t much chemistry between the funny Paul Rudd and the fetching Evangeline Lilly. But “Ant-Man and The … Continue reading

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Preview, Fame and Cash Arrive, and disappear for Kiersey and Gabriel Byrne in “An L.A. Minute”

Kind of “Bulworth” in feel, this trailer is about a rich “hack” author (Gabriel Byrne), not content with his Hollywood rights deals (Bob Balaban is his cynical agent) who thinks “authenticity” is a young actress/performance artist who doesn’t sell-out/compromise or … Continue reading

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Preview, “Colette” could be Keira Knightley’s best Oscar shot

The most famous “Big Eyes” case in literary history, an artist whose husband claimed credit for her work, was the French novelist Colette, who wrote the novella that the musical “Gigi” is based on, the novel that the Michelle Pfeiffer … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Over-achieving teens fight over the “Candy Jar”

She wants to get into Harvard, more than life itself. He’s hellbent on Yale, come hell or high water. Hemlock Prep classmates Bennett (Jacob Lattimore of “The Maze Runner” and “Detroit”) and Lona (Sami Gayle of TV’s “Blue Bloods”) long … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Sorry to Bother You”

The dizzying, twisted satire of work in post “Black Lives Matter” America that is “Sorry to Bother You” comes close to taking your breath away during its first 40 giddy minutes. It’s no shock that the jokes about the gig … Continue reading

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