Daily Archives: August 10, 2018

Netflixable? WWII comes to a tiny British Isle in “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society”

An occupied British island, plucky locals “resisting” the Nazis with a fake “book club,” hiding livestock and a recipe for using the one vegetable they were allowed in creative, whimsical ways  — “The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society” has … Continue reading

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Preview, Simon Pegg and Michael Sheen give us “Slaughterhouse Rulez”

Hogwarts it ain’t. Kind of a giddy trailer, eh wot?

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Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” aren’t nearly as “crazy” as promised

The triumph of “Crazy Rich Asians” is the spectrum of its characters, a broad representation of the global Chinese diaspora. Granted, these are the Asian “one percent” we’re talking about here, but you have old money nobility, sage elders, gauche … Continue reading

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WEEKEND MOVIES: “Meg” challenges “Mission,” but not in reviews

The giant prehistoric shark thriller “The Meg” opens to indifferent reviews, and middling box office expectations. A $23 million opening for a reported $150 million film won’t please the accountants, but the Chinese investment, co-stars and setting suggest that’s where … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Slender Man” skinny on scares

A pre-fabricated urban legend comes to the big screen in “Slender Man,” essentially a random mash-up of horror film tropes and effects that doesn’t amount to much that’s frightening. Director Sylvain White, of “Stomp the Yard” and a lot of … Continue reading

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