Monthly Archives: July 2019

New season, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” Eddie Murphy and Seinfeld — pure magic

Absolute peers, known each other from their beginnings, a chat among equals in every sense. Funny bits, and the show is generally at it’s best when Jerry isn’t higher status than his guest. Tries harder, let’s them be them. Nice … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Wild Rose” is as troubled and self-destructive as a country song

It’s subtle enough that you might not notice it while “Wild Rose” is telling its story on the screen. Maybe it’ll hit you later, on the ride or walk home. This is a world of women, succeeding or failing, aiding … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: Weak reviews or not, “Lion King” roars out of the gate towards a $180 million weekend

Lots of prognosticators, perhaps intimidated by Disney and its ability to retaliate, seemed to be avoiding predicting how much the Mouse would make on the second worst-reviewed of its animation-to-“live”-action remakes, “The Lion King.” I’ve read on discussion boards predictions … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Of course Jesse Eisenberg needs to learn “The Art of Self-Defense”

With Jesse Eisenberg as the high-voiced “femine name” hero-dweeb, and Alessandro Nivola as his scary foil and karate “sensei” (teacher/master), “The Art of Self-Defense” is the very picture of “on the nose casting.” So writer-director Riley Stearns, of the little-seen … Continue reading

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Preview, “CATS” aims to give us a Christmas “Memory”

More of a dogs guy myself. Still, it always felt like the perfect Christmas musical. Always.

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Preview, Old Man Tom Cruise in “TOP GUN 2: MAVERICK”

Another feather in the longevity cap of the ’80s most iconic movie star. Next year,Top Gun AARP comes to theaters. Good on him.

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Preview, One more dazzling trailer for “Ad Astra”

Quite the summer and fall for Mr. Brad Pitt. Tarantino and sci fi. Quite the one two punch. Sept. 20.

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Movie Review: Vergara and Manganiello face the “Bottom of the Ninth”

Husband and wife Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara star in “Bottom of the Ninth,” a “second chance” romance that get swallowed by the generic and generally dull baseball story it’s wrapped in. Manganiello plays a ballplayer sent to prison for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jamie Bell goes neo-Nazi for “Skin”

The leader of the “Keep America White” Nordic Social Club can curse and bully with the best of them. But it’s when he (Bill Camp) dials it down to a whisper that the real menace kicks in. “I still own … Continue reading

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Preview, Netflix throws Chris Evans and Sir Ben Kingsley at “The Red Sea Diving Resort”

Netflix has a mixed bag on action pics, and that problem extends to the trailers they tend to cut for them. This one doesn’t really sell this “true story” — and you can feel they’re leaving something out — lots … Continue reading

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