Daily Archives: January 13, 2020

Movie Preview: What the movies could use right now is “The Kindness of Strangers”

“Kindness of Strangers”is a tale of despair and lifelines, homelessness and hope, and maybe romance — in New York City, no less. Zoe Kazan, Andrea Riseborough, Bill Nighy, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel and Tahir Raheem star in this February … Continue reading

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Netflixable? No, I don’t know what the title “Expo” means either

Few movies are as instantly-awful as “Expo,” a thriller your average viewer will be too discerning to not switch off mere moments past the credits. In a world of A, B and C-thrillers, here’s a D-or-worse one — ineptly scripted, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Morbius”

A Marvel marvel starring two guys named Jared! Oscar winner Jared Leto plays another Spider-Man foe, in the “Venom” vein. Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons are also in the cast of this July release.  

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From the Archives: Michael Jai White talks about “Black Dynamite”

Michael Jai White starred as Spawn, the first black comic book superhero to hit the big screen, played Mike Tyson on TV and has co-starred with Christian Bale, Steven Segal and Tyler Perry. But it took “Black Dynamite,” a “madcap brilliant” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Michael Jai White still does things “The Hard Way”

“The Hard Way” is a C-grade action pic filmed in Bucharest. There’s lot of gunplay, a couple of decent brawls, and few pithy one-liners, trash talk mostly, from Michael Jai White (the once and always “Black Dynamite”). “Let me hip … Continue reading

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Oscars 2020 — Snubs?

A big Oscar announcement day for “Joker,” “Jo Jo Rabbit,” Netflix, “1917” and “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.” Nine best picture nominees meant that at least four best pictures apparently directed themselves. No nom for Greta Gerwig, in other words. … Continue reading

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It’s Oscar Announcement AM, you Jokers!

Who will be nominated, who peaked with The Golden Globes or Critics Choice Awards? Who will be content to pull an Indie Spirit Award nomination? And will this be the only time The Academy jams up the schedule like this … Continue reading

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“Little Women” has cleared $107 million worldwide

Another top ten finish in the US puts “Little Women” at $74.5 million in North America. Tally that with $17 million+ in Britain, $15 million elsewhere and Greta Gerwig has turned Louisa May Alcott’s warhorse novel into a $107 million … Continue reading

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