Monthly Archives: August 2019

Movie Review: Showbiz revenge is served in “The Riot Act”

My hat is off to any filmmaker who attempts a period piece, and the look and feel of “The Riot Act” is striking and believably late 19th century. A tale of love, murder and revenge that borrows from “Hamlet,” it’s … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Milian goes Down Under for “Falling Inn Love”

As New Zealand is a “bucket list” country for me, I’m always on the lookout for movies that show the islands, sans hobbits. “Falling Inn Love” is a Christina Milian comedy about a San Francisco architect and “green” designer/builder who … Continue reading

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Wait for a hurricane, binge on Netflix

It’s what you do until the power and wifi go out. On a holiday weekend. Christina Milian, Marlon Wayans, take me…away? From Dorian, at least. That’s right, cramming screeners in between stripping the boat for a blow, searches for open … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ looks at $16+ over Labor Day, “Peanut Butter” and “Don’t Let Go” can’t crack top 10

The weekend before “It Chapter 2” is mostly holdovers, with only a couple of under 1000 screens releases added to your movie going smorgasbord. “Angel” is still making bank. “Good Boys” heads for almost $9, over the four day weekend. … Continue reading

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A little Hurricane Dorian Movie music

For those of us who a long way from Coney, baby. Florida.

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BOX OFFICE’ ‘Angel Has Fallen’ will win Labor Day, the best weekend to catch a summer hit

This is going to be a VERY slow holiday weekend for Hollywood, as the only wide (ish) new release is hitting less than 1,000 screens. Blumhouse is lowballing expectations for “Don’t Let Go,” their African American headliner driven supernatural thriller. … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: “The Game Changers” finds he-men to sing the praises of a plant-based diet

Recovering from injuries, becoming the greatest, strongest athletes or fighters — historical evidence, Schwarzenegger, the whole nine yards. Every argument, in short, that suggests “meat builds strength” is “just marketing,” as Ahhnuld says. Here’s a counter-argument to “Beef, it’s what’s … Continue reading

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Matthew McConaughey becomes a UT professor

Classes on “JK Living, y’all! Grades are on the ‘Awright awright awright’ scale. “Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor” https://t.co/Aa5Uk95JE9 https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1166770659126599680?s=17

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Movie Preview: Aaron Paul, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Scoot McNairy star in “The Parts You Lose”

  Deaf kid befriends a fugitive in frigid North Dakota. I used to live in North Dakota. This sort of “Great Expectations” thing happens all the time up there. The deaf twist offers interesting dramatic possibilities. “The Parts You Lose” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Oscar legend Streep, Oscar winner Oldman, Oscar winner ought-to-be Banderas are in “The Laundromat”

A tale of Panama financial chicanery, with Streep as a widow investigating insurance fraud for personal reasons, and Oldman/Banderas as the rascals up to no good. A mid-Oct. release.  In theaters, and on Netflix. Did I mention Steven Soderbergh directed … Continue reading

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