Daily Archives: June 20, 2019

Shia, Dakota Johnson, Dern and Hawkes star in “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

Thomas Haden Church also stars. None of them have Downs Syndrome, so this “Huck Finn Meets Rain Man” road picture Odyssey has an “introducing Zack Gottsagen” co-star. Looks adorbs. August. Roadside Attractions has “The Peanut Butter Falcon” so nobody will … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: So what records will “Toy Story 4” set?

The sky seems to be the limit for the latest sequel to roll into cinemas this summer. Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” appeared to bow out, gracefully and quite profitably, a few years back with “Toy Story 3.” It earned more than … Continue reading

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Next Screening? “Anna,” whose director allegedly drugged and raped somebody

Why wasn’t “Anna” shelved? Luc Besson, the great French action auteur, has long had one of those creepy whispered-about reps. He was married to Milla Jovovich for a bit, often built his thrillers around barely-age-of-consent actresses (“Leon: The Professional” sexualized … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Atone” wants to be “Die Hard” in a Megachurch

Jaqueline Fleming can handle fight choreography. The low-budget thriller “Atone” proves that. She should be able to assemble a fine audition reel of her sweep kicks, flips (while firing a gun) and cartwheels while battling her way through bad guys … Continue reading

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Preview, Liam Hemsworth is “Killerman”

And it isn’t just Miley Cyrus who says so, either. This mobster with amnesia thriller is earning late August (dumping ground) release. But we’ll see.

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Netflixable? “Beats” shows Anthony Anderson still has that “Hustle & Flow”

Anthony Anderson shakes off the cobwebs of sitcom acting and goes back to the hip hop hustling of “Hustle & Flow” for “Beats,” a rock-solid Netflix original set on the meanest streets of Chicago. That would be Roseland, where gunfire … Continue reading

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Preview, “Trolls World Tour”

I don’t know. But the world survived “Secret Life of Pets 2” so maybe this will surprise. Anna K. and JTimberlake are back. More singing trolls.

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Movie Review: “The Dead Don’t Die” fast enough

“The Dead Don’t Die” is a slow-motion disaster about a slow-motion disaster. It’s about a zombie infestation that slowly–oh-so-slowly–devours a town, and the ineffectually slow response of those charged with stopping it. Yes, Jim Jarmusch is attempting a commentary on … Continue reading

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