Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Movie Review: Revenge in the Old West leads to “A Reckoning”

Sometimes, you have to re-visit the Internet Movie Database just to be sure whether Uwe Boll has made good on his latest promise/threat to retire. Because disciples and acolytes of the Worst Director of Our Times (Sorry, Tommy Wiseau) are … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A junkie/drunk proves the “Most Dangerous Game” to a town obsessed with “Happy Hunting”

A solitary, bloodied old man, fleeing across the desert flats who suddenly stops, resigned to his fate. A rifle shot, punched through his right eye, finishes him off. “Happy Hunting” is a thriller built around such spare, fraught images, under-played … Continue reading

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Preview, Orlando Bloom’s still acting? “S.M.A.R.T.,” a heist thriller from China

Google Orlando’s Bloom’s name these past few years, and you’d get an eyeful of naked paddle boarding shots, notices of who he’s dating and a countdown clock for “how long it lasts.” Katy Perry, Kate Bosworth, Penelope Cruz, Selena Gomez (!?) … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Happy Anniversary”

There’s a lot to be said for a 78 minute romantic comedy. These things aren’t complicated, despite Hollywood’s poor batting average with the genre. Cute couple, cute banter, “how we met” bits, obstacles to their love parked at strategic points, … Continue reading

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