Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

Movie Review: Harrowing hours pass as terrorists murder their way through “Hotel Mumbai”

It almost boggles the mind that the world’s first nuclear war didn’t happen in the weeks after the terror attacks on Mumbai, India in November of 2008. The moment the coordinated assault on 12 locations in the coastal city, indiscriminate … Continue reading

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Preview: Aretha Franklin, a memorable gospel concert in Watts — “Amazing Grace”

“Amazing Grace” goes into limited release Friday. Trying to score a last minute screening of it, as it looks and sounds glorious — Aretha at her peak, a post-riots performance at a church in Watts, in front of the congregation … Continue reading

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Preview: Brie Larson is a frustrated artist saved from temp work by the “Unicorn Store”

Brie directed this “learn to love your yourself” dramedy, with Samuel L. Jackson and Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford and, oh, Annaleigh Ashford surrounding her in the cast. Good to see Netflix picked up 2017’s “Unicorn Store,” as its daft … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Embracing the awfulness, the lunatic excess that is “The Beach Bum”

As I type this, I can see the Kennedy Space Center from where my live-aboard sailboat is moored. Jimmy Buffett CDs are what make it a “home.” And the makings of “boat drinks” are never more than an arm’s length … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Little Kids will love “Shazam!”

They got the tone right. “Shazam!”, the latest DC comic book superhero to arrive on the big screen, is an appropriately goofy, childish affair. Because they stole borrowed from the right “origin story” in adapting this, the “other” Captain Marvel, … Continue reading

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