Daily Archives: March 14, 2019

Preview: “William” is a new Neanderthal Among Us

Gimmicky? Sure. But cute, clownish? No. Not even a joke about “We have PLENTY of Neanderthals ALREADY,” not in the trailer anyway. “William” is about a scientist couple who decide to give birth (via DNA swap) to a Neanderthal (young) … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Captive State”

Focus Features is releasing the only movie that NOBODY (apparently) got to see in advance of this weekend’s opening day. A new “Nancy Drew” got previewed. Somewhere. The teen rom “Five Feet Apart” previewed. In a few places. This one, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Nothing to Do”

Paul Fahrenkopf is a character actor/bit player who has kicked around in movies, TV and theater forever. Or since the ’70s, when his first credit, as a “spectator,” was earned in the Super Bowl terrorism thriller “Black Sunday.” Read his … Continue reading

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Preview — “Avengers: Endgame”

Here you go. See if your favorites are “dead” (Mark Ruffalo, “I’m not fired?”) or back for this general wrap up of a superhero storyline, sure to own the late spring and much of this summer at the box office. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Does Every “Bruce!!!” have his day? Not really.

Hollywood has such a hard time cooking up a decent romantic comedy that any indie filmmaker testing those waters earns my sympathy as a matter of course. But sympathy is wasted if the picture lacks charm, wit or pacing, as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Wonder-free “Wonder Park” makes one wonder what exactly they had in mind?

“Wonder Park” is easily the most beautifully animated film ever to come out under the Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon nameplate. But this fanciful childs-eye-view of her “dream” theme park and all the rides and activities that might entail is so oddly devoid … Continue reading

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