Daily Archives: September 16, 2018

Netflixable? “My Teacher, My Obsession,” oh my

It’s not a new movie trope, but seriously — how do you make “Hot for teacher” an acceptable subject for a movie nowadays? “My Teacher, My Obsession” whistles past the #Notlegal graveyard with horror.  Well, with a stalker/thriller, anyway. That’s what … Continue reading

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Preview, Bodybuilding’s Golden Age is revisited for “Bigger: The Joe Weider Story”

The guys who gave us Schwarzenegger turn up in this film about the weightlifter/bodybuilder Joe Weider, whose ads graced the inside back covers of many a classic comic book, back in the day. Julianne Hough, Tyler Hoechlin, Steve Guttenberg  Robert Forster, DJ … Continue reading

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Weekend Box Office: EVERYbody underwhelms; “Predator,” “Favor,” “White Boy” and “Unbroken” founder

Might’ve had a little to do with Hurricane Florence worrying film fans from Va to Ga. Maybe not. But the projected $29 million opening for “The Predator” reboot at the hands of Shane Black was a $24 million bust. “A … Continue reading

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Preview, “The Beach Bum” gives us Matthew McConaughey in Full Jimmy Buffett Mode

Jimmy Buffet as viewed through the Harmony Korine dark side of drunken beach poet as a lifestyle, that is. Yes, the director of “Spring Breakers,” who let us know that hell yeah, he “gets” Florida, is back with a dark … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A daughter celebrates her legendary Dad in “Quincy”

If you want a thorough documentary accounting of your legendary life in music, leave the job to your adoring daughter. Rashida Jones of “Tag” and TV’s “Angie Tribeca,” didn’t have to arrange interviews for “Quincy,” the film she co-directed about … Continue reading

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