Daily Archives: July 25, 2018

Preview, It’s Business and Government and the Army vs working people at “Peterloo”

Mike Leigh’s take on the 19th century British political revolt that was crushed by armed force — a pro-democracy demonstration broken up with a massacre — comes our way Nov. 9. It was “The Peterloo Massacre,” which wikipedia files under … Continue reading

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Preview, “I Still See You” parks Bella Thorne in the Center of the Scream Queen Sweepstakes

Her big screen romance fizzled, any minute now the social media darling Bella Thorne will age out teen films — comedies, romances and horror pics. “I Still See You” is after “the event,” after the apocalypse that leaves the living … Continue reading

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Preview, Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan compete for “Final Score”

It’s “Die Hard” in a famed British soccer stadium, with Dave Bautista killing his way through Russians (the world agrees, the best villains, well MOST of the world) to get to Pierce Brosnan. Playing a Russian. Saban Films has “Final … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Never Goin’ Back”

“Never Goin’ Back” is a scruffy, raunchy and random farce about two broke girls who blow the rent money on a beach vacation “Because you deserve it, WE deserve it.” And in America, we all get what we deserve, right? … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Everything must change for her to create “Her Composition”

  A student composer finds herself passed-over for a scholarship for playing it too safe with her music, abandoned by her boyfriend for being dull and naive and about to lose her New York apartment thanks to a rent hike. … Continue reading

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Preview, Jonah Hill finds nostalgia for the “Mid90s” skateboard kid life

Latchkey West Coast kids, goofing off, getting into trouble in the LA of the “Mid90s.” That’s what Jonah Hill chose to write about for his writing-directing debut. The young kid finding his tribe, figuring out falling down and getting back … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Spanish thriller “The Warning” is a Made for Netflix nail-biter

  Thrillers about “Death’s Grand Design” might be my favorite kind of horror film. It’s a time-tested subgenre, but “Final Destination” is one of the better examples of it of recent vintage. “The Warning” folds that idea into a puzzle … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Oscar nominee Chalamet stars in “Hot Summer Nights”

Writer-director Elijah Bynum makes his feature film debut with “Hot Summer Nights,” a melodramatic and ham-fisted mashup of beachside-summer-I-came-of-age romance and birth-of-a-weed-dealer drama. But it stars The New DiCaprio, Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, and “It Follows” “It” girl Maika Monroe, … Continue reading

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