Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

Netflixable? “Super Dark Times”

The grey gathering gloom that hangs over “Super Dark Times” seeps into your bones. It’s a ’90s teen thriller that has hints of “Stand By Me” and “River’s Edge” about it. And when it isn’t annoying the living hell out … Continue reading

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Preview, Amazon gives us Anthony Hopkins and an All Star cast for “King Lear”

It’s the Everest of dramatic roles, an actor tackling King Lear once told me, and it stuck. Old Men play Lear, and surround themselves with dazzling younger women. So it is for this modern dress British dramatization of “King Lear.” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Dismissed”

Dylan Sprouse? He’s so sweet, “The Suite Life” blond and tanned and beautiful and all. How could he be the Evil Student, psychotically-intense, given “bullying” his teacher to get better grades in “Dismissed?” As Lucas Ward, he kid’s on the … Continue reading

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Preview, “Unbroken” continues with the faith-based “Unbroken: Path to Redemption”

The Angelina Jolie not-quite-Oscar-contender was not the “end” of the “Unbroken” POW story. Sure, it’s been recast, new director, lower budget and narrower focus, but “Path to Redemption” follows Olympian Louis Zamperini (Samuel Hunt of “Chicago P.D.”) upon his return … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Collusion’s a drag in “Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate”

Return we now to the world of Bianca del Rio, dispenser of drag queen justice, the “Hurricane Bianca” of Texas fame, out to “out” Mother Russia in “Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate.” It’s a rude, crude, cameo-happy sequel to … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Tramps” is a caper romance that comes off

Girl meets boy, boy meets girl. I mean, sure, they’re strangers connected, arbitrarily, by a caper. They don’t know the nature of it, don’t know each other’s real names. There’s just this briefcase. They pick it up, she drops him … Continue reading

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