Daily Archives: September 22, 2018

Movie Review: Girls get theirs in “Assassination Nation”

Equal parts “The Crucible,” “Kill Bill” and well, hell — “Carrie” — “Assassination Nation” is straight up action exploitation, a  scantily clad, sexed-up slut-shamed girls satire about scantily clad, sexed-up and slut-shamed girls who get even. Not until they first … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Channing Tatum and others voice-act for laughs in “Smallfoot”

The trailers have been cute. There’s a laugh here and there. About to see “Smallfoot,” which opens Friday, with an army of tiny tots — the only way to see a cartoon. Wish me, and them, luck.  

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HBO Review: “Jane Fonda in Five Acts”

HBO’s Jane Fonda documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” doesn’t tread lightly on the controversy that still swirls around “Hanoi Jane.” It jumps right in, playing a tape from the Nixon White House, with the disgraced president himself getting the … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Clock in its Walls” is money in the bank, “Fahrenheit,” “Life Itself,” Assassination Nation” BOMB

Jack Black’s kiddie film quote just went up. Again. Whatever the appeal of the book it is based on, the added value of having horror mogul Eli Roth direct and Oscar winner Cate Blanchett in the cast, Black’s got to … Continue reading

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