Daily Archives: July 19, 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. Murphy? … 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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