Daily Archives: November 16, 2019

Netflixable? Sniper comes home to MMA challenges, “Blackbear”

  “Blackbear” opens as a not-quite-convincing Marine snipers captured in Afghanistan thriller and transitions to a melodramatic mixed martial arts “I gotta fight to pay for my buddy’s VA care” tale. Taliban fighters (dressed as ISIS, but in the Shati-Kot … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “To Kid of Not to Kid” is THE question for the childless

Maxine Trump is a documentary filmmaker who filmed “To Kid or Not to Kid” to justify, in her mind and perhaps ours, her decision to remain childless. “Well,” you think, “surely that’s her own business, and who does she have … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “No Safe Spaces” smirks through conservative “free speech” victimhood

They’re not wrong, of course, this comic “men’s movement” podcaster and the conservative activist and writer who call their tour, and the movie about it, “No Safe Spaces.” Even if they’re inclined to cherry pick their examples. Even if they … Continue reading

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Nicolas Cage as Nicolas Cage in a “Being Nic Cage” comedy?

This could be our Peak Nic Cage moment, a “meta” movie about the real Nicolas Cage caught up in some Nic Cage movie style nonsense. Debt, sleazy operators, an Oscar winner reduced to taking any gig he can get. All … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ takes $28 million checkered flag, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ visit Purgatory

Give the people a great movie that isn’t a franchise, that has nothing to do with grown women and men in tights, and is over 2 and a half hours long, and the people will come. IF it is an … Continue reading

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