Daily Archives: November 11, 2019

Movie Preview: Blumhouse gets its hands on “Fantasy Island”

Michael Peña in the Ricardo Montalban role? No more Hollywood has-beens realizing their PG TV “fantasies.” Nubile starlets and hunks get tested and occasionally tortured in the best Blumhouse tradition. Releasing Valentine’s Day? That’s just sick.  

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Movie Preview: Scooby Doo and Shaggy get their animated origin story in “Scoob”

May of next year. Can hardly wait. Yay.  

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Netflixable? Wendell Pierce stands out as a grieving preacher in a dying church, “Burning Cane”

Sometimes, a performance doesn’t give the slightest hint of looking like acting. That’s what we see when veteran character actor Wendell Pierce, of “Treme” and “Chicago P.D.” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” steps into the spotlight and behind the pulpit … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Mother’s Love protects her horrific flora, “Little Joe”

Sound design is an often under-appreciated characteristic of a film, in any genre. But good sound can make or break a horror film. So let’s begin our appreciation of “Little Joe,” a “horticultural horror” tale from the UK, with a … Continue reading

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“Doctor Sleep” earns some frantic Monday morning quarterbacking

It has a brand name author and is a sequel to a cult classic. So “Doctor Sleep” should have been the latest Stephen King adaptation to blow up the box office — tracking data suggested. Audiences were aware and interested, … Continue reading

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Co Stars of “Midway?” In a museum in Titusville, Florida

Dauntless dive bomber, dive brakes (flaps) deployed, above –F4F Wildcat fighter below. Warbirds Museum, Titusville, Fl.

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