Daily Archives: January 4, 2020

Netflixable? When the French want a “Hangover” of a bachelor party, they go to “Budapest”

Here’s a French farce along the lines of “The Hangover,” where the bachelors — instead of Vegas — venture to the scenic, sinful “Wild West” of Budapest, Hungary. The twist here is that two guys fed up with their MBA … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Jose” serves up a moving slice of Guatemalan gay life

“José” is an intimate character portrait depicting the struggle between responsibility and love in a gay teen in modern day Guatemala. What was the last movie you saw set in Guatemala? Director and co-writer Li Cheng loses himself in the … Continue reading

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Does “Fantasy Island” have a casting problem obvious in the trailer?

Love Michael Peña, and I’ve interviewed him a few times over the years, beginning with his break-out in “World Trade Center.” He’s made fine comic foils and a first rate Cesar Chavez, is always credible as star or co-star, playing … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Andy Garcia is a San Juan car salesman with a heart for a homeless child “ANA”

Films set in Puerto Rico are as rare as hurricane aid to the storm tossed island. This is worth seeing just for the novelty.

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BOX OFFICE: “Skywalker” grabs $37M, ‘Grudge’ At $13M

A healthy but underwhelming first weekend for “The Grudge” is the box office news open this New Year. The younger audience that knows horror movies mean “date night” is reliably showing up for the reboot of this J-Horror inspired franchise. … Continue reading

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