Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

Preview, Team “Hell or High Water” presents Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce, “Outlaw King,” for Netflix

Pretty damned ambitious the streaming network Netflix to take on a period piece with a Big Name Star, an acclaimed director and a Scottish icon as its subject. Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephen Dillane and Florence Pugh star in David … Continue reading

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Preview, A too-young lifeguard comes of “Age of Summer”

Coming of age tales are such a summer thing. Why’s Freestyle releasing this one AFTER summer? Beats me. More 1980s nostalgia, the big “name” in this is the “legend” of the beach, played by the great character comic Peter Stormare. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Stu Bennett vows “I Am Vengeance”

Stu Sanders Wade Barrett is a British wrestler and bare-knuckle boxer turned big screen action hero, where he goes by the name “Stu Bennett.”  He’s of that Schwarzenegger/Dave Bautista/John Cena class of Action Jacksons, a man mountain any lesser mortal … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Adventures in Public School”

Screen comedy has given us a few seriously, unintentionally inappropriate parent/child relationships, mostly in the films of Cameron Crowe — Mother/Son in “Almost Famous,” Father/Daughter in “Say Anything.” But those have nothing on the sometimes amusing, always creepy Mother-Son weirdness … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Oh, the small town trouble she stirs up, just by opening “The Bookshop”

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,” the poet said. People don’t like change, we understand it to mean. If only Florence Green knew the poets as well as she loved novelists, she could have avoided a world … Continue reading

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