Daily Archives: October 21, 2018

Preview, Teen House-breakers Rob the Wrong Mansion in “Monster Party”

A seventeen day wonder built on the premise “What if the Bling Ring had stumbled into a convention of serial killers?” Robin Tunney and Lance Reddick and Erin Moriarty and Julian McMahon are among the stars of “Monster Party,” making … Continue reading

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Preview, Christopher Lloyd time travels BACK…to take up with the love he lost long ago in “ReRun”

Bunch of good looking young actors dressing up in ’60s wear live out Lloyd’s character’s past in this romantic fantasy, which premiered at Woodstock. As Rev. Jim, Lloyd’s most famous TV character would put it, “Okeydoke!” No release date for … Continue reading

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Preview, Tim Tebow presents “Run the Race,” sort of a faith-based “Friday Night Lights”

Those marketplace masters Roadside Attractions got their hands on this Tebow Brothers-produced football drama in the “Friday Night Lights” tradition. Two Truett brothers, trying to ride athletics out of the dead-end town where they live, screw up and pursue second … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Old West was at its most violent when “The Sisters Brothers” showed up

  Most Westerns are, by default if not definition, “picaresque” in nature. Our hero or anti-hero wanders and roams, an itinerant cowboy, gambler or gunfighter in the saddle, stirring up trouble or righting a wrong, often through the barrel of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Can Thanksgiving survive “The Oath?”

Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath” is a filmgoing experience not unlike the nightmarish Thanksgiving dinner with relatives on the other side of the political divide that the film portrays — excruciating. A satiric comedy that rarely lightens its shrill tone with … Continue reading

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