Daily Archives: April 10, 2019

Preview — Music that came out of one area of LA is celebrated in “Echo in the Canyon”

All these people gravitated to Laurel Canyon until the canyon walls were lined with the likes of Jackson Browne, members of The Byrds, Mamas, Papas, CSNY, The Beach Boys…all giving birth to “The California Sound.” Jakob Dylan is our tour … Continue reading

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Preview, Rooney Mara is “Mary Magdalene”

A truism — actors want to play Jesus. All of them. It’s practically a complex. Joaquin Phoenix gets to go where Willem Dafoe (the best actor to tackle the part) went before in this version of the story of Mary … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bringing back Neanderthals proves problematic in “William”

You hear the movie’s about a “caveman” cloned to life in modern America, and the jokes pretty much write themselves, right? You see the image of Will Brittain in Neanderthal makeup and you giggle, maybe just a little. But “William,” … Continue reading

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Preview, the latest trailer to the live-action remake of “The Lion King”

Whaddaya think? The critters are still animated. James Earl Jones is still Mustafa. Great voice cast, as you’d expect. Looks lovely. And…pointless? July 19,  a “Lion King” without Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella and Jeremy Irons hits theaters.

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Movie Review: Don’t make too much of “Little,” a “Big” variation that feels pre-shrunk

I had higher hopes for “Little” than the movie that wound up on the screen. A “Big” flip  with a “Black-ish” vibe, it’s built around Issa Rae, destined to be this year’s Tiffany Haddish breakout Black funnywoman thanks to her … Continue reading

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