Daily Archives: September 27, 2019

Movie Preview: A hero is born and a classic of stage and screen comes to life in “Cyrano, My Love”

The poet swordsman with big nose had to get his start somewhere. This French backstage comedy tells that story.

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Movie Review: There can be only one “Judy”

The offstage moments are the glories of “Judy,” the places where Renée Zellweger truly inhabits the child star turned showbiz legend, a shell of her former self in the last year of her life. It’s all the stuff ON-stage that … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Norton, Baldwin and Willis — “Motherless Brooklyn”

Just caught this trailer in a theater and boy, does it have my interest. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leslie Mann and Cherry Jones also star in this Nov. 1. noir about a detective with Tourettes, based on a Jonathan Lethem novel.  

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Movie Preview: Are we sold on “Spies in Disguise’ yet?

Third trailer, a spy becomes a bird comedy. Buying in?

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BOX OFFICE: “Abominable” set up for a weak win, “Judy” not on many screens

Take your kids to “Abominable” and tell me I’m wrong. It plays like an animated dramedy made for the Chinese market. It’s laugh-starved and China-flattering in the extreme. The villains are a Brit (Eddie Izzard) and his North American hireling … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sordid sins of the rural South cause “The Death of Dick Long”

We can safely assume, from the way Dick Long’s two cover-bandmates dump him in the emergency room parking lot, that the night got plumb out of hand. We saw the “Pink Freud” band rehearsal earlier, the booze and weed and … Continue reading

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