Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

Netflixable? “All the Freckles in the World (Todas las pecas del mundo)”

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

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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

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Movie Preview: Eva Green and Matt Dillon make Mars plans in “Proxima”

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

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Movie Preview: “Gretel & Hansel”

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

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Movie Preview; “The Gentlemen” trailer #2

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

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Movie Review: “The Grudge” never goes away

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

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