Monthly Archives: February 2019

Movie Review: Here’s an excuse to tap out of “Chokehold”

One-time “Starship Trooper” Casper Van Dien gets off easy in “Chokehold,” a bloody, bomne-snapping B-movie set in the world of off-the-books “no rules” mixed martial arts brawling in Arkansas. Van Dien’s character is killed off in the first act. Top … Continue reading

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Preview: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

Here’s the movie that will probably own June. As this latest X-Men adaptation brings the gang back one more time and opens June 7.

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Movie Review: Teen sexual confusion earns a tender treatment in “Giant Little Ones”

Far too many movies about teens, sexuality and growing up relegate the adults to afterthoughts. The kids have to work it all out for themselves, because in the movie’s universe, the grownups are distracted, self-absorbed, overworked or worse. The moment … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Losers” shows us the darkness, and the rewards of coming up in short in sport’s biggest moments

The heavyweight boxer who took a title, but so wished to not be a fighter that every time he stepped into the ring,, he”wished that the city got hit by a massive blackout, or a f—–g tornado,” anything to save … Continue reading

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“Green Book” wins Best Picture and the World is Coming to an End

People are still working themselves into a tizzy of outrage over who winds up winning Hollywood’s annual popularity contest and laughably inaccurate recognition of cinematic excellence. Spike Lee reminds us that he hasn’t mellowed with age, taking all the acceptance … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Hours and Times,” restored and re-issued alternate history of Lennon and Epstein

Long long ago, before he became a Harry Potter character or was immortalized on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” before his reliable-Liverpool character actor years in films and TV shows and films from “Finding Neverland” to “Robinson Crusoe” to “The Last Kingdom” … Continue reading

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Preview: Farming the way it used to be in the Neon documentary “The Biggest Little Farm”

A post plastic and chemical “return to farming the way it was,” holistic, green, climate saving? Or just a bunch of hippy dreamers? Cute trailer for this wide release doc.  

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Preview: Elle Fanning still has “Teen Spirit?”

Saw this trailer attached to “Arctic” the other day. A mid-April release from Bleecker Street, this one seems poppish and could go either way. But we are intrigued.  

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Preview: Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” finally has an official trailer

Screen Media is releasing this “cursed” production, which once starred Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp? It’ll reach theaters, then, not under a more prestigious studio’s banner. We know of a “one night only theatrical event,” which is Screen Media’s specialty, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Run the Race”

When Tim Tebow gave up his NFL dream and turned to movie producing, it’s no surprise that he sought out a story about two things he knows — faith, and football. So don’t expect the movie that comes with his … Continue reading

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