Daily Archives: July 12, 2019

Oscar winning Bad Guy Waltz back as Blofeld in Bond 25

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is set to return as James Bond adversary Ernst Stavro Blofeld in #Bond25 https://t.co/PLHS0YJ6rk https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/1149813809139163136?s=17

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“They Live” — the long, long fistfight in John Carpenter’s horror/satire

For some reason, Universal chose to post this “long fight” clip from the cult classic “They Live” up on Youtube today. Alien pod people have taken over the government, and the people are helpless to deal with them. Can’t imagine … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Priest figures out that Job 1 is “Surviving Confession”

Father Morris walks into the small office behind his church’s confessional, dons the thin purple stole (vestments) of his office, and explains what he’s about to do. “Confession,” he says directly to the camera, “the reconciliation of the penitent.” It’s … Continue reading

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Netflixable? The perils of being “Home Alone,” and two hit “Pihu”

There are two ways to go with a story about a toddler left alone to fend for herself — tragedy or comedy. The’90s slapstick farce “Baby’s Day Out” was an example of the latter, the touching French little-girl-lost drama “Ponette” … Continue reading

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“Easy Rider” turns 50

Here’s a fun read from The Hollywood Reporter, chatting with several survivors of that seminal shoot, edit and release. The film came out on July 14, 1969. Fonda, Toni Basil, Roger McGuinn, Henry Jaglom, Roger Corman. Over the years I’ve … Continue reading

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Preview, When manga becomes live-action, “Kingdom”

Damn, look at the scale of this. A manga period piece turned into an action spectacle of the sort that might normally turn up in anime form. Not keen on the period-inappropriate music. But… Look for this one, subtitles and … Continue reading

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Box Office – Can “Crawl” climb over $12 million, will “Stuber” sink?

A brief box office respite before”The Lion King” remake shows up means we’ll have one more weekend dominated by “Spider Man” and “Toy Story.” Hollywood is partying like it’s 1999. Box Office Mojo figures Spidey has another $41 million or … Continue reading

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Time to bone up on your iconic LA “transformed” for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Interesting homework from the folks at SoCal Pulse https://socalpulse.com/blog/2019/07/03/blast-from-the-past-how-tarantinos-film-transformed-la-landmarks/

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John Lithgow: Poet

Is there nothing the man can’t do? Courtesy of The New Yorker. .@JohnLithgow wrote a poem about about the Trump Administration’s many scandals, and he would like to read it to you now. https://t.co/PxwoXcidTH https://t.co/bJYqg9W88v https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1149443103444602881?s=17

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Remember “Sexy Beast?” A TV series “prequel” is in the works

The most emphatic proof that Ben Kingsley is one of the greatest actors who ever lived. A 2000 classic about British mob toughs with the formidable Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, and all involved are terrified, as are we, of … Continue reading

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