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Daily Archives: January 3, 2020
All the years of fitfully studying Spanish, all the Spanish language films I’ve reviewed, and today I learn a new word. “Ñoño.” It’s Spanish (Mexican slang) for “lame.” I didn’t hear it in the new Netflix comedy “All the Freckles … Continue reading
BOX OFFICE: Will “The Grudge” summon over $10? Will “Skywalker” fade faster, or slower? “Little Women” cash in Big
Deadline.com is saying that “The Grudge,” the lone wide release on this first weekend of 2020, should pull in $9 million, but could reach the $teens. Box Office Mojo seems to agree,as this early Jan. horror opening thing generally/historically seems … Continue reading
The film is largely French, and has opened in France. But somebody’s sure to pick it up here, if only for limited release pre-VOD/Streaming. A drama about motherhood, the Big Mission and the tug between the two. A plum role … Continue reading
Not going to name names or anything, but SOME of us remember when Alice Krige made her first big splash on screen as the title character, a young woman accidentally killed by callous young men who are later haunted by … Continue reading
The thing that stands out about the second trailer for this Guy Ritchie/STX action comedy (Jan. 24) is how canny Henry Golding’s agent was for talking him into this gig. A somewhat fey romantic lead in his recent films, let’s … Continue reading
A very accomplished cast can’t prevent “The Grudge” reboot from being the first dog of 2020, a well-acted but incompetently-plotted tale of a curse that transfers like a deed — a haunted house that crosses hemispheres. A gaunt Andrea Riseborough, … Continue reading