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Daily Archives: April 8, 2019
“Stuck” is a high concept musical that doesn’t have, on paper, much more going for it than that. Passengers trapped on a subway car, breaking into song, lamenting their woes, expressing their hopes, bickering over race, poverty, immigration, “privilege” and … Continue reading
A subway musical with Ashanti and Amy Madigan and Giancarlo Esposito? I’ve been curious about this since I first posted the trailer a year ago. And now “Stuck” is hitting theaters April 19, limited release. Stay tuned for a review.
I have been asking around. It’s not just the Big O — Orlando — that you’re not previewing this comic book adaptation, reboot of a franchise, and promising spring actioner with a funny trailer. Is anybody getting to see it … Continue reading
Again with the bunnies? As if Jordan Peele’s “Us” wasn’t the Easter present nobody asked for. “Rottentail” is a wisecracking C-movie creature feature that lets us in on the joke. The jokes. All of them. It’s an under-funded, gory goofball … Continue reading
A cop buddy comedy, where the scary hulk with a badge (Dave Bautista) basically takes an Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani of “The Big Sick”) hostage. A few one-liners, some gunplay and ultra-violence, and a couple of laughs — just in … Continue reading
Full disclosure, stop-motion animation is my favorite form of animated entertainment. Yes, “Isle of Dogs” was the best animated film of 2018, I don’t care who they gave the Oscar to (the blurry “Spider-Verse,” how soon we forget). The tactile, … Continue reading
A touchy, liberal-guilt-ridden riff on Richard Wright’s “Native Son,” this stars Ashton Sanders as the young man hired by an affluent family to serve as chauffeur. Bill Camp is the “NAACP supporter” patriarch, and Margaret Qualley pegs the townhouse rich … Continue reading