Daily Archives: April 8, 2019

Movie Review: Ashanti, Amy, Giancarlo and others are “Stuck,” singing on the subway

“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

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Next screening? Singing on the subway when you’re “Stuck” is one way to pass the time

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.

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Oh Lionsgate, don’t tell us “Hellboy” sucks!

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

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Movie Review: Beware the Bunnyman out for revenge as “Rottentail

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

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Preview, Dave Bautista is the Uber customer from hell in “Stuber”

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

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Movie Review: The stop-motion never quite gets up to speed in “Missing Link”

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

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HBO’s “Native Son” — premiering Wed.

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

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