Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

Movie Review: Oscar winners Firth and Weisz learn that sailing solo is the way to madness in “The Mercy”

“Around alone.” Even armchair sailors can feel the queasy fear those two words summon up. Sailing solo around the world is one of the great tests the world still offers the adventurous. Because there are no lifesaving Sherpa guides in … Continue reading

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Next screening? “The Mercy,” with Firth and Weisz and Thewlis a fateful sailboat race

Love Rachel Weisz. And Colin Firth. David Thewlis I’m quite fond of. And every sailor (including me) loves the tragic story of Donald Crowhurst, sailing around alone and going mad while doing it. I don’t get psyched for a lot … Continue reading

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Preview, Matthew Broderick as a stoner Jethro Tull fan/biology professor, “To Dust”

“On the nose casting” means you need look no further when looking for an actor to play a community college biology teacher who likes pot and Jethro Tull (Overlapping interests?) than Matthew Broderick. He’s gone to seed in a tweedy … Continue reading

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Preview, Penelope and Javier face the past that comes back to haunt them in “Everybody Knows”

Spain’s Oscar winning Pelicula Power Couple team up for this February thriller. Penelope Cruz plays an expat who returns to Spain with her kids for a wedding, when one of them is grabbed. And the past catches up to them … Continue reading

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Preview, the new “Dumbo” trailer is here, permission to cry

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WEEKEND MOVIES: “Grindelwald” opens huge but “Widows” has the best reviews

  Deadline.com is reporting a $7 million Thursday night pre-opening opening for “Fanastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” That’s about 20% below the nearly $9 million that first “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted to a couple of … Continue reading

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