Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

Netflixable? Can Patricia Clarkson save Topher Grace from “Delirium?”

The trouble with these “Is this really happening, or is it all his her/his head?” thrillers is tactile. As in, “Dude, reach out and TOUCH someone!” Topher Grace stars in “Delirium,” the latest in a long line of horror tales … Continue reading

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Preview, “Instant Family” pairs up Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg and a bunch of foster kids

Here’s our annual Mark Wahlberg holiday “family” comedy. Sean Anders (“Daddy’s Home”) is behind the camera. Again. Nov. 16. “Instant Family” begins tugging at heart strings. Can Mark W. find laughs without Will Ferrell? We’ll see,

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Netflixable? “My Perfect Romance” is anything but

For insipid, heartless, tone-deaf and generally inept romantic comedies, “My Perfect Romance” is hard to be beat. Bland leads, dull story, witless dialogue — it all pays off in this insipid time-waster/cash-suck from Team Netflix. Vivian, played by pretty but … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “El Camino Christmas”

The only time to watch “El Camino Christmas” is far-removed from the Christmas season. No sense ruining Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanza. But truth be told, there is no “good” time to watch this sour, mostly-humorless holiday hostage “comedy.” It … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Predictable “Age of Summer” grows on You

“Scruffy little comedy” is critic-speak for a movie that, whatever its shortcomings, makes up for them with little grace notes. It could be a scene, here and there, a particularly charming story thread, grand cinematography, a stand-out funny performance or … Continue reading

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