Daily Archives: August 24, 2019

Movie Review: Faith-based “Overcomer” never overcomes a bad title

As I write this, there are half a dozen reviews of “Overcomer” posted on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, even fewer on Metacritic. And I get it. Whatever you say about the films in terms of writing, directing, acting … Continue reading

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Movie Review: For a soap star, life catches up, “Before You Know It”

There isn’t much to “Before You Know It,” but where there is I have to say I absolutely adored. It’s a sisters comedy, one of those “walking and talking New York” tales of mismatched siblings, dysfunctional parents, and the frothy, … Continue reading

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Preview, upcoming Disney+ streaming service pulls out all the stops–“The Mandalorian” and Werner Herzog

“Star Wars” finally has the Germanic villain/film icon it has always needed, the great Werner Herzog, a directing icon at the Larry Olivier anything for a buck stage of his near retirement. Nov. 12 Disney takes on Netflix with stuff … Continue reading

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Peak Goldblum? “The World According to Jeff Goldblum” is coming, and here’s a taste

The late wit and novelist Gore Vidal once said “Never pass up an opportunity to have sex, or appear on television.” To that I would add “or spend time, in any way, with Jeff Goldblum.” I have interviewed him several … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Angel Has Fallen” and gotten up…to $20 mill, “Overcomer” bests “Ready or Not”

My pre-weekend hunch that Gerard Butler’s “Angel” would far exceed the widely quoted $14-15 million projection for its opening take has proven correct. Box office analysts use tracking data on pre sales of tickets, polling and social media analytics — … Continue reading

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Preview, Disney’s “live action”…ish “Lady and the Tramp”

Streaming later this year. So that’s a plus. It never ends.

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