Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Next screening? “Slender Man”

Looks as if this one only previewed in NYC, so I guess I’m ducking into my favorite multiplex tonight to see every teenage girl’s nightmare — “Slender Man.”   Advertisements

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Preview, Maggie Gyllenhaal is dazzled by that rare student — maybe a tad too much — in “The Kindergarten Teacher,” coming to Netflix

You see that title, and the name of that star (Gael Garcia Bernal also stars), and you think, “Uh oh. Trouble in Kindergarten.” Look for “The Kindergarten Teacher” to start streaming Oct. 12.  

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Netflixable? “Perdida”

“Perdida” is sort of an Argentinian Girl with the Mermaid Tattoo,” a human trafficking thriller built around a compelling lead performance by Luisana Lopilato. It begins promisingly, features striking Patagonian and Canary Islands locations and some brutal brawl for your life … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A Movie Heavy throws a Sinatra tribute “Davi’s Way”

You may not know the name, but you know the face of Robert Davi, a veteran heavy, a big screen fixture for decades playing mob bosses, made men, Bond villains and the occasional cop, soldier or Fed. “I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Preview, Another shot at a time-travel romance, “Another Time”

I cannot tell what role Arielle Kebbel has in this indie romantic fantasy. Sure, she’s the worldly, sympathetic bartender commiserating with the Big Business  Go Gettter/Hunk (Justin Hartley) who figures time travel is the best way to “get the girl … Continue reading

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Preview, a new look at “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

A bit English, a little Terry Gilliam, a lot Tim Burton (Lasse Hallestrom and Joe Johnston are credited as co-directors), two Oscar winners in the cast, No Doubt music adapted for a “Nutcracker” updating/revisionist take. Pretty. Could be a magical … Continue reading

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Preview, “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.” One long election night “date” in LA

Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick star in this zeitgeisty romantic drama set in “the city of dreams,” where a club promoter has to “fight every day of my life,” and not just because he’s in the entertainment capital of the … Continue reading

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