Daily Archives: January 8, 2020

Movie Review: Haddish and Byrne hunt for big laughs “Like a Boss”

  The first comedy of 2020 is a movie worth rooting for. Considering the state of the world, the country, and what we’re inundated with via the media, everybody could use a break and a few laughs. You can’t always … Continue reading

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Netflixable? This “Weekend at Bernie’s” belongs to the “Fall Girls”

In the opening scene of “Fall Girls,” Paige (Amara La Negra) wakes up from an all-night bender in a swank hotel to find her “boss lady” (Joely Fisher) not breathing. “This is NOT funny,” she says, freaking out. And there’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The Old West got a little more civilized once they imported that “First Cow”

A Western with practical, lactose considerations at its heart. John Magaro and Orion Lee star in this “opening of the West Western, with Toby Jones, Alia Shawkat. And this March 20 release, “First Cow,”from A24 has the last big screen … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Marvel won’t burn its “X” files, “The New Mutants”

Well, nice use of Pink Floyd in this trailer to the April 13 release I suppose SOMEbody is actually looking forward to. Disney has said it is shutting down the whole X-Men “mutants” thing, now that it runs Fox. But … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “The Great Hack”

Netflix’s best bet for a Best Documentary Academy Award is almost certainly “American Factory,” a good film and a candid look at Chinese investment in the American workforce. It was produced under the Netflix banner of Barack and Michelle Obama, … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Underwater”

You’ve heard or figured out on your own that January is one of those “dead zones” on the movie release calendar where studios have traditionally dumped films they have limited expectations for. But there have been many exceptions to this … Continue reading

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