Daily Archives: December 12, 2018

Preview, “Captive State”

A bit of science fiction satire aimed at the “state” of things as they are today — privacy, control, “monitoring,” etc. Vera Farmiga and John Goodman are the big names in the cast of “Captive State” — which is about … Continue reading

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The Screen Actors Guild Nominations are out

I’m going to limit this to SAG’s motion picture nominations. The TV stuff is so far removed from the Emmys (as are the Golden Globes’ TV nominations) as to not impact the “real” awards that come from this time of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It’s Emily Blunt to the Rescue in “Mary Poppins Returns”

MPAA Rating:  PG for some mild thematic elements and brief action Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury and Meryl Streep Credits: Directed by Rob Marshall, screenplay by David … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sally Field takes a look at her life “In Pieces”

Film fans long ago made up their minds about Sally Field. The woman spent the better part of 20 years living down her “You like me…right now you like me” Academy Award acceptance speech, a meme before we were using … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mortal Engines” go into cardiac arrest

Well, it’s something to see. Producer (and co-screenwriter) Peter Jackson always makes sure of that. The surprising thing about the film of Phillip Reeve’s “Mortal Engines,” essentially a movie about roving, bulldozing cities that devour small towns, is how long this … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Once Upon a Deadpool”

  You had to go and do it, didn’t ya? Burn through ol’Deadpool’s pool of goodwill with a joke taken too far, a shameless money-grab for the holidays. The trailers were the highlight of “Once Upon a Deadpool,” a “Princess Bride” … Continue reading

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