Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

Preview, In Zombieland, Stanley Tucci IS “Patient Zero”

Matt Smith? OK. Natalie Dormer? Flip your hair, dear, so we know it’s you. Meowwwwwrrrrr. The desperate search for that first infected zombie (so as to affect a cure) leads to Stanley T. Thank heavens. Looks fun, even if it … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Whatever you do, don’t rile “Romina”

A silent girl , Romina, is debriefed by police (in Spanish, with English subtitles) for purposes of criminal and psychological evaluation. Something happened last June on Crystal Lake. Wait, Crystal Lake? Isn’t that where Jason Voorhees carried out hockey-masked mayhem … Continue reading

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Preview, Nicole, Russell and Joel Edgerton push Lucas Hedges into “conversion therapy” in “Boy Erased”

Another November release with the cast and zeitgeist-grabbing subject matter to be an Oscar contender, “Boy Erased” features Osacr winners Russell Crowe as a Southern preacher, Nicole Kidman as the preacher’s wife and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges as the son … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Families cope with “different” children of every type in”Far from the Tree”

Andrew Solomon grew up a child with “weird hangups,” dressing in costumes, “obsessed” with the more morbid poems of Emily Dickinson, and with tragic opera. His affluent parents indulged all of his idiosyncrasies, right up to the day he came … Continue reading

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Preview, “Bohemian Rhapsody” delivers a second trailer almost as joyous as the first

Oh Freddie, you had me at “Roger, there’s only room in this band for one hysterical queen.” Uncanny impersonation/performance by Rami Malek and the ensemble (Ben Hardy is drummer Roger Taylor, Gwilym Lee is guitar virtuoso Brian May, Joseph Mazzello is bassist John Deacon). delightful … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Fonda and Redford, together one last time for “Our Souls at Night”

Netflix’s ongoing outreach movie audiences the theatrical release studios have abandoned includes making movies for filmgoers who by and large just don’t go to the movies any more. Thus, “Our Souls at Night,” a reunion of 80something former “Barefoot in … Continue reading

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