Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

What to do when waiting for a movie — bring a book

I spend waaaaaaaaaay too much time waiting for movies to begin for Twitter et al to ever hold my interest. I bring a book. This one’s built around social media tributes to A Bourdain. Two pages in and it’s already … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Crawl”

Set in Florida, filmed in…Serbia? WTHell? We take gators SERIOUSLY here in the sunshine and surviving gator mating season (they travel a lot, turn up in unexpected places) state. And Paramount opened this in…Australia first? More of a “crocodile” country, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Perfect Date” isn’t perfect, but it’ll do

In the Golden Age classic “Sullivan’s Travels,” a snobbish director of fluffy Hollwood comedies (Joel McCrea) learns the value of what he does, and does best, and accepts it after going out among the people. In “Star Trek: The Wrath … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Swiped” takes a shot at College Kids re-inventing Tinder

“Swiped” is about just what you think it is. And if you thought it was impossible to make what is essentially a PG movie about “hook up” apps like Tinder/Grindr, you weren’t far off. It’s an airless comedy about a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Disney’s “The Lion King” redux

They didn’t know what a big deal it was going to be. But Disney can be forgiven for knowing what it now has in “The Lion King,” 25 years after the animated classic came out, 22 years after the stage … Continue reading

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Preview, Man can’t figure out whose life he’s living “Every Time I Die”

Gravitas Ventures has this horror tale, a whodunit with a supernatural twist. Somebody killed him. He’s a ghost — sort of — traveling body-to-body in search of a killer. A great conceit. Creepy looking. Little known names in the cast, … Continue reading

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“Mank” is a biopic of the co-writer of “Citizen Kane,” directed by Fincher, starring Gary Oldman

A lot of Orson Welles’ ill will in Hollywood started when he tried to angle ex newspaperman, veteran screenwriter and legendary raconteur and drunk Herman Mankiewicz out of a screenwriting credit for Welles’ debut film, “Citizen Kane.” Welles’ contributions to … Continue reading

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