Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Documentary Review: “A Whale of a Tale” takes us back to Taiji, to see what “The Cove” accomplished

“There’s nothing worse than being in a scene in an Academy Award winning film.” That sentiment comes from a Japanese fisherman in the documentary “A Whale of a Tale.” He’s still hunting whales and rounding up dolphins for slaughter years … Continue reading

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Preview, “Miss Bala” gives Gina Rodriguez an action heroine to play

“Miss Bala” is a remake of a Mexican film from 2011/12a Mexican film from 2011/12, that one about a beauty queen blackmailed into doing a drug gang’s bidding. This Gina Rodriguez/Anthony Mackie (MY man) remake plays up the playing both … Continue reading

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Preview, Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” teaser doesn’t give away much

This May 2019 release has the same cultural minefield to navigate that the Disney Animation one did decades ago. So the first rule for Guy Ritchie to attend to is “Don’t offend, don’t screw it up.” I’d have preferred a … Continue reading

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Preview, A schoolboy draws the Sword from the Stone in “The Kid Who Would be King”

Very British, this one — bullied lad finds a sword buried in a stone, saves the land from demons and idiots and Brexit. “That’s ridiculous. I’m twelve!” A couple of gags in the trailer suggest this late January kids film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Johnny English Strikes Again”

I’ll confess to having a soft spot for the British comic Rowan Atkinson, and even for his spoof version of a spy “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Of course, the “Johnny English” films make one wonder if that soft spot … Continue reading

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