Daily Archives: August 8, 2019

Next Interview: Questions for John Travolta?

JT has this thriller, “The Fanatic,” that Fred Durst (Yeah, THAT Fred D) directed about an obsessed movie fan who crosses the line…several lines…in pursuit of an autograph from his ill-tempered, bullying idol (Devon Sawa). A violent parable about celebrity, … Continue reading

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Preview, Beware the troubles Jersey teens can get into at “Low Tide”

The plot description smacks of a teenage “Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” The teens are Jaeden Martell, Keean Johnson and Alex Neustaedter. Shea Whigham is the cop who might be “on” to them. Norwegian model/actress Kristene Froseth is the wild … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Them that Follow”

Catholic exorcism tales have just one serious rival when it comes to “religious horror” movies — the snake handlers of Appalachia. There’s built-in suspense, the medulla-based terror of the reptile, the tension of not knowing if a rattler will bite, … Continue reading

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With “Midway” and the just announced “El-Alamein,” Lionsgate gets into the WWII movie business

David Ayer is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in talks to direct a WWII combat drama ‘El-Alamein’ for #Lionsgate. The once low budget mostly horror and cheap thriller studio is staking a claim to combat pictures in the digital effects … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Blinded by the Light,” wading through the corn

If one settles in for “Blinded by the Light” expecting it to be a giddy affair, hoping to be transported by the pre-1987 music of Bruce Springsteen, one is almost sure to be disappointed. If so, it’s one’s own fault. … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Scary Stories We Tell in the Dark”

CBS Films gets to cash in on the feverish anticipation for “IT: Chapter Two” with another “brand name” horror film, this one produced by Guillermo del Toro. Based on an Alvin Schwartz novel — hey, we can’t ALL be named … Continue reading

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So was Jon Voight “acting” when he was nominated for an Oscar for “Midnight Cowboy?”

I had some doubts, interviewing him some years ago. But the demented garbage pouring out of his sewer hole these days has the tint of backwoods dolt about it. The real “acting” must have been as a compassionate teacher of … Continue reading

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