Daily Archives: January 23, 2019

Preview, Travolta, Madsen and Shania are “Trading Paint” on and off the dirt tracks

No release date on this epic, which features a few authentic Good Ol’boys (Barry Corbin) mixed in with the likes of John Travolta, a suprisingly down home Kevin Dunn, Shania Twain (Southern Canada? Maybe.) and Michael Madsen. Madsen is past-his-prime … Continue reading

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Preview, an aspiring musician learns under a Hollywood legend — “The Maestro”

Yes, he was a real figure, the great composer, working in the shadows of Hollywood as others got the credit and students went on to become JOHN WILLIAMS and JERRY GOLDSMITH and HENRY MANCINI. Yeah. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco really lived. He … Continue reading

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Preview, Matthew McConaughey IS “Moon Dog” in Harmony Korine’s “The Beach Bum”

Kind of a dizzy and dark riff on Matthew M’s “Awright awright awright, where’s my BONGOES?” past image, with a hint of “Spring Breakers” about it. Korine landed Isla Fisher and Snoop Dogg and Jonah Hill and Zac Efron and…Martin … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Rodents of Unusual Size”

The impression that sticks with you is of carnage — animals slaughered on a wholesale scale. “We shoot until we run outta shells,” one camo-clad local drawls from the cockpit of his flat bottomed swamp boat. But they’re shooting at … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Which of these Four Sisters has “Crossed the Line?”

“Crossed the Line” is a soapy, sloppily-plotted thriller that might have played better on the TV network that originally produced it. But thanks to its violence and language, this 2014 Ice-T versus four vengeful sisters tales earns its release on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tom Arnold screams “Dead Ant”

“Dead Ant” is a real “Give the Devil his due” B-movie. And by “Devil” I mean that Trump-tanned comic neer-do-well Tom Arnold, who delivers laughs where few exist in this “drive-in” genre riff set where U2 took inspiration for “Joshua … Continue reading

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