Daily Archives: February 16, 2019

The REAL solution to shortening the Oscars?

AMPAS, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, has long wanted to shorten their night-long telecast of self-flattery, the Oscars. Years back, when Oscar expert Steve Pond had a book coming out, we discussed this and he said “As … Continue reading

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Next Screening? J.K. Simmons, Mandy Moore, Sebastian Stan and Maika Monroe star in “I’m Not Here”

Who needs ghosts? The past is what haunts us all — what might have been, “the one who got away,” the “path not taken.” This sets up as a tour de force for J.K. Simmons (Sebastian Stan plans his character … Continue reading

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Movie Review: New Zealand sends supernatural romance and chills”The Changeover”

The greatest monsters are the ones grounded in reality. Long before his character reveals anything supernatural in his makeup, the mysterious antiques dealer played by Timothy Spall has given us a vibe. Pervert. The sort who lures children into cars … Continue reading

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Bill Maher gets at the nub of this year’s nasty, childish anti-Oscar campaigning

If I see one more BS “garbage” assault on Peter Farrelly and “Green Book” or “Bohemian Rhapsody” or any other contender — from Jezebel, Salon, et al — I am going to hurl. It’s reached insane levels this year. Where … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Alita,” “Isn’t it Romantic” and “Death Day” make it a Dead Presidents Day Weekend

Box office prognosticators have been warning Fox and theater owners not to expect diddly from the opening of the $170 million “Alita: Battle Angel,” which James Cameron handed to Robert Rodriguez in a “Hold my beer” move meant to expedite … Continue reading

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