Daily Archives: October 4, 2019

Movie Preview: Is there a little “Blair Witch” magic in “Portals?”

Let’s just say that two of the guys behind Orlando’s most famous film shot in Maryland are behind the camera in this “black hole” anthology, in theaters and on demand Oct. 25. It’s in the tradition of “V/H/S” and other … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Stephen King’s “In the Tall Grass”

Think of the simpler than simple terrors of “The Mist,” “Christine” (demonic car), “Cujo” (demonic dog), “Pet Sematary,” Firestarter.” Stephen King never had to get too fancy or complicated to find his horror hooks, and set those hooks in us. … Continue reading

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Diahann Carroll: 1935-2019

Her big decade was the ’60s, when she made movies and starred in the groundbreaking African-American TV series “Julia.” I caught up with Diahann Carroll in the ’90s, when she toured with a concert cabaret act. Regal but modest, sure … Continue reading

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Martin Scorsese Calls Out Marvel and Superhero Movies: ‘That’s Not Cinema’

The master speaks. In this case, to The Guardian, as borrowed by The Wrap. A me. As The Guardian is a notorious online content thief, fair is fair. “Theme park rides” and roller coasters. Not “cinema.” I tend to agree, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Mexican comedy “Ready to Mingle” (“Solteras”) workshops “How to land a husband”

It doesn’t take more than five minutes of the Mexican comedy “Solteras” (Ready to Mingle)” to make one wonder “Which millenium is this set in?” It’s about “desperate” single women, mostly in the 30-40 age range, who lose faith in … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Joker” heading towards an $80 million opening, a record for October

It’s already blowing up in Korea, Europe. A $155 million worldwide opening is what prognosticators are predicting for Warners’ latest not-quite-canonical DC comics adaptation. And thanks to pre-sales that were through the roof, “Joker” is starting off this first weekend … Continue reading

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