Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Netflixable? “Like Father” has Kristen Bell ponder her connection to Kelsey Grammer

Basically a Royal Caribbean ad masquerading as a romantic comedy, “Like Father” pairs up Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as daughter and estranged father paired on what was supposed to be “her” honeymoon cruise to Jamaica. “Eeew,” right? That’s what … Continue reading

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Preview, Chloe Sevigny IS “Lizzie,” as in Borden — Is Kristen Stewart scared?

She should be, in this new twist on the “legend” that is based on the infamous “gave her father 40 whacks” with an axe case back in the 19th century. The presence of Stewart takes this exactly where you’d expect. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” is a conventionally unconventional take on “recovery” movie motif — recovery from a paralyzing accident, recovery from the alcoholism that led to it. Not everybody who finds himself confined to a wheelchair, … Continue reading

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Preview, James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk” comes to the big screen

Barry Jenkins, writer-director of “Moonlight,” spent the capital that Oscar winner game him on doing something folks in Hollywood just don’t do. He tackled a James Baldwin novel, bringing one of the great American Writers to the big screen. The … Continue reading

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Preview, “Robin Hood” is a real Apprentice of Thieves in this version

I’ve stumbled past the trailers for this a few times over the weeks, but I was finally forced to sit through it in previews before “Spy Who Dumped Me” last night. You know, in between all the Tiffany Haddish upcoming … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Mixed reviews for “Christopher Robin,” the Curious Calamity of Kate McKinnon

Every movie month of the year is its own particular brand of battleground, but August is, like January, a special case. It’s where movies that couldn’t compete against an “Incredibles 2,” “Mission: Impossible” “Girls’ Trip” or “Avengers LCXVI” traditionally are … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Spy Who Dumped Me” Makes Us Understand Why

A leaden, violent and tone-deaf script and two surprisingly unfunny stars — one trying WAY too hard and the other not trying at all — bury “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”  This strictly-according to formula espionage thriller is so laugh-starved … Continue reading

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