Daily Archives: May 30, 2019

Documentary Review: “First to the Moon” remembers the non-landing Apollo 8 mission

“First to the Moon” is a delightful new “in their own words” account of America’s first actual mission to the moon — Apollo 8. No, the crew — Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders — didn’t land on the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shakespeare retires and comes home in “All is True”

“All is True” is not all true, as we know precious little about the personal life of one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. But if anybody in the movies has the license to speculate on that life, it’s Sir Kenneth Branagh, … Continue reading

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Preview, “Rambo: Last Blood”

“Why?” you might rightly ask. Stallone, looking more like a national monument than ever, revisits his second biggest franchise, as you folks convinced him revisiting “Rocky” was such a good idea (Nope). Lionsgate has “Last Blood,” Sept. 20.

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Movie Review: “Rocketman” never quite takes flight

“Rocketman” is a proper musical, with lots of tunes, big production numbers and the actors doing their own singing. As the songs are from the extensive, radio-dominating Elton John songbook, there are scores of them most of us know by … Continue reading

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Preview, “The Goldfinch” let’s Nicole and Sarah Paulson give Ansel adult drama cred

Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Ansel Elgort star in this uplifting or disturbing drama about a lost boy. Looks fascinating, though I can’t get a handle on what they’re going for. MOT a bad trait for a trailer to have

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Golden Trailer award winner? “John Wick Chapter 3”

‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Wins Top Prize at Golden Trailer Awards https://t.co/9KPMgntH0o https://t.co/l0HesC44w9 https://twitter.com/Variety_Film/status/1133992956220678144?s=17

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Luke Evans of “Ma” makes time for Sir Ian on The Master Thespian’s birthday

Tweet from Cool Hand Luke Evans… “Last night in Bolton, we got to surprise this incredible man for his 80th birthday. A magical night, full of laughter, tears and a bit of singing too! Happy birthday to you @ianmckellen You … Continue reading

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