Daily Archives: October 13, 2019

Movie Preview: Robert Downey Jr. talks to the animals as “Dolittle”

Good to see a fine actor take on meatier roles once he’s made bank wearing a metal flying suit.

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BOX OFFICE: “Joker” runs wild, $55 million on its SECOND weekend, “Addams Family” snaps up $30+

So it opens at over $96, and you’ve got to figure, “Well, it’ll lose 55-60% of that on its second weekend, right?” No, “Joker” did not. A $55 million weekend is a mere 42.5% (or so) drop from weekend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crawford’s “Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music” has a movie in it

As a non-fiction fan as a reader, a lifelong history buff and somebody who considers period pieces my favorite film genre, I rarely read a show biz history book without my mind wandering to the question, “Is there a movie … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Brazilian lad learns about “kissing” in the gay rom-com, “Cousins”

Yeah, I went for an Elvis “Kissing cousins” joke there. But this coming out/coming of age Nov. 1 release could be funny, and should be an eye-opening state-of-gay rights/acceptance in Brazil foreign language farce.

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“Saturday Night Live” pays tribute to The Sesame Street (DC) Universe”

𝘗𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦. #SNL pic.twitter.com/Q45eJzQuEm — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 13, 2019

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Documentary Review: Oh, the things society does to deny “#Female Pleasure”

In the documentary “#Female Pleasure,” five women from different cultures discuss the ways “the universal religion, patriarchy” has circumscribed and even traumatized their lives. A Japanese artist is persecuted for her vagina imagery, a Hasidic woman hounded for breaking with … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Westwood” keeps punk alive on the runaways, after a fashion

Vivienne Westwood is a founding mother of British punk, an artist turned fashion designer who shaped, more than anybody else, the “look” of punk during the Sex Pistols’ heyday. Her then lover and collaborator was punk impressario Malcolm McClaren, and … Continue reading

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