Daily Archives: December 16, 2019

Netflixable? “Awake” is a thriller that snoozes too long for its own good

Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays a man who may or may not be a serial killer in “Awake,” a thriller that promises to start quickly and find a fresh twist or two by the end, and fails at both. We meet … Continue reading

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No Tarantino ‘Star Trek’ movie

If he is making just one more feature film, he doesn’t want it to be a franchise popcorn pic based on a TV series. R-rated or not, “Tarantino-esque” Trek. Not happening. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/quentin-tarantino-backs-away-his-star-trek-movie-1263001

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Movie Preview: Rutger Hauer takes a curtain call for “The Sonata”

A young violinist comes to terms with her estranged father’s past in this Jan. 10 release.

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Next Screening? “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

The recent “Star Wars” reboots have left me a bit cold — delighted by “Rogue One,” well-cast, a story with real life-or-death stakes — unimpressed by “Solo,” underwhelmed by the J.J. Abrams storyline and casting. But I’m optimistic. I tend … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Guess what’s missing from “She’s Missing”

One rabbit hole that the shift of movie reviewing to an online profession can send you down is Google letting you know what questions people are asking when they track down a film review. The most common? “X, Y or … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Good Sam” is a sweet little nothing, emphasis on “nothing”

“Good Sam” is a “Pay it Forward” style “feel-good” weeper that lacks only the weeping — and the feeling good — to come off. Unemotional, mostly uninvolving and seriously underwhelming, it takes a mild-mannered story about an anoynmous good Samaritan … Continue reading

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Feel “the need for speed?” “Top Gun: Maverick” has a new trailer

Kind of pins you back in your seat. Little bit.

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Movie Review: Action, mayhem and one-liners pack “Spies in Disguise”

“Spies in Disguise” is an animated action comedy, “Mission: Impossible” with one-liners and sight gags galore.  It’s a violent film with “there’s got to be a better (non-violent) way” messaging, a pretty funny torture joke and lots of written graphics. … Continue reading

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