Daily Archives: August 7, 2018

Next Screening, at long last, “The Meg”

Probably not as funny as the trailers suggest, and considering the budget is in the $150 million range, “funny” isn’t all they were going for to begin with. A late summer popcorn pic is always an iffy gamble, but “Guardians” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A lukewarm comedy for the “Dog Days” of summer cinema

  “Dog Days” is like a romantic comedy Garry Marshall didn’t get to make. He did the sappy “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve” and “Mother’s Day.” But here’s actor turned director Ken Marino (“How to be a Latin Lover”) to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: AnnaSophia follows Uma “Down a Dark Hall”

You see enough bad horror movies in a row, you start losing faith in the genre. Then one comes along that startles, impresses and even touches you, and you forget all the many ways everything else you’ve seen lately has … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “House of Deadly Secrets”

“House of Deadly Secrets” gives the world, at long last, a haunted house movie for the HGTV Age — a house flipping that goes terribly, horrifically wrong. Maggie and Ava are mother and daughter who move into this lovely Arts … Continue reading

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Preview, “Billionaire Boys Club” goes direct to video and a few theaters — the Kevin Spacey Effect

Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts and Ansel Elgort are the stars, young “Greed is good” hustlers in the Go Go ’80s of LA. But it’s Spacey, bewigged and wicked, who got this one pulled from theatrical release and onto Amazon … Continue reading

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Preview, The Devil Comes to the Convent in search of “Heretiks”

The image that stopped me in my tracks in this trailer wasn’t the alarming “possession” makeup — which is scary in its own right. It’s the presence of Michael Ironside. Horror filmmakers are very sentimental about hiring their idols, be … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dissembling Dinesh preps his followers for the Trump Rapture in “Death of a Nation”

    In “Death of a Nation,” Dinesh D’Souza laments the end of the “American Experiment,” brought low by racism, xenophobia, unlimited Koch Brothers money and gerrymandering, finally embracing its deplorable “Id” by putting a racist Russian puppet in the White House. … Continue reading

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