Daily Archives: October 3, 2019

Movie Review: Rom-com “Surprise Me!” is not what one expects

    Didn’t much care for “Surprise Me!,” a wan little romantic comedy about an event planner with commitment issues, trust issues, dead daddy issues and food issues. It has an ending that I didn’t guess until about 25 minutes … Continue reading

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George Clooney casts “Good Morning, Midnight” adaptation for Netflix

The post-apocalyptic novel, by Lily Brooks-Dalton, will star Clooney, who is directing, and Felicity Jones and Kyle Chandler and now Tiffany Boone. https://t.co/G632mQL9wK https://t.co/i9x1xBP1AV

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Movie Preview: Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell”

An early Dec. Release co-starring Kathy Bates, Sam Rockwell and Jon Hamm. An Eastwood picture about a man convicted, with FBI help, by the media? Forgive me my skepticism about the old man’s motives. And timing.

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Netflixable? “Dolemite is My Name”

“Dolemite is My Name” may be an affectionate homage to Rudy Ray Moore, profane “party record” stand-up comic of legend, progenitor of hip hop and forgotten pathfinder of the indie cinema. For the film’s star, Eddie Murphy, it’s a “mutha-f—–g” … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Eddie and Wesley, Snoop and “Dolemite is My Name”

I love that Netflix is giving this a limited theatrical release, and dangling the carrot of awards season consideration to an Eddie Murphy comedy, a movie about a 1970s comic who invented a character and became a phenomenon.  The father … Continue reading

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“Joker” and “The Gentlemen” give Cream a movie musical moment

Perhaps this song, used in a much-discussed film of the fall…   Inspired the editors of this trailer to include a different Cream song, and perhaps it, too, will end up in this January mov… That means we should be … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “Joker” dances through America’s Darkest Hours

Comic book heroes may possess an immutable timelessness, their virtues more or less the same through the decades. But every generation has its own Joker — camp or callous, twisted or fey. This is the “Joker” America deserves, here and … Continue reading

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