Daily Archives: August 28, 2018

Next screening? “Kin,” the next to last movie of August

So here it is, the Labor Day Weekend end of one the weakest movie-releasing/movie-going month of the year. And for the same reason one buys  lottery tickets, we cling to hope for “Kin,” Lionsgate’s young boy with an alien gun … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Silencer” hunts guys who don’t know when to shut up

  As “Silencer,” a new sniper/contract killer thriller starring Johnny Messner, is the worst movie we’ve seen the always-busy big screen bad guy Danny Trejo (“Machete”) take on in ages, lets see if we can parse why he decided to … Continue reading

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Preview, “Love, Gilda” is coming, and sooner than you think

I meant to post this a few weeks ago but one thing after another interrupted my carefully laid plans. She was one of the most dazzling performers ever to hit “Saturday Night Live,” as versatile as Kate McKinnon, as malleable … Continue reading

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Preview, It’s Korean-America’s turn at cineplex comedy in “White Rabbit”

Vivian Bang is the star of this Sundance darling about performance artists, and performers, just trying to get by in the “task rabbit” gig economy as the country spirals down the toilet. No release date yet, but Gravitas has it … Continue reading

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Preview, Rowan stumbles, and trips and fumbles as “Johnny English Strikes Again”

There’s usually a sight-gag or three that pays off in these “Johnny English” films, movies based on a James Bond riff Rowan Atkinson cooked up for a scandal-plagued UK bank back in their pre-scandal days. Frankly, even for “Blackadder” and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Happytime Murders”

Oh, to be a snickering 13 year-old boy again, sneaking into the multiplex with other snickering 13 year-old boys to catch “The Happytime Murders” when our parents aren’t paying attention to what we see. We could hunch down in the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Operation Finale” is a post-Holocaust thriller with a light touch

You don’t expect a movie about The Holocaust to be flippant, glib almost. But Chris Weitz’s “Operation Finale,” based on a Matthew Orton script about the Israeli abduction of Nazi “Architect of the Final Solution” Adolph Eichmann from Argentina back … Continue reading

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