Daily Archives: January 17, 2020

Netflixable? Tyler Perry delivers “A Fall from Grace”

All these years later, and Tyler Perry is still making “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” “A Fall from Grace” is his first film made for Netflix, and it’s another female wish-fulfillment fantasy, this one with wrapped in a vengeance … Continue reading

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“National Treasure 3?” On the way.

Not nuts about the first hire on this one. Will Nice Nic Cage return? Probably. #BadBoysForLife screenwriter Chris Bremner will pen the script and Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce the sequel to the Nicolas Cage classic. via @THR https://t.co/dyWZZ5mgIcContinue reading

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Netflixable? Trapped in a chat room haunting “Deadcon”

An interesting premise, a fascinating milieu and a grabby, “Blair Witchy” finale are the big pluses of “Deadcon,” a “trapped in an ancient chatroom” thriller that doesn’t frighten much — until it counts. Lauren Elizabeth, Claudia Sulewski, Keith Machekanyanga and … Continue reading

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Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock know how to wish Betty White a happy 98th birthday

Happy 98th Birthday to the one and only Betty White. Love that Ryan. Love that Sandy, too.

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The end of ‘Fox’ films– Disney Rebrands to 20th Century Studios

So “Underwater” was the final 20th Century Fox film? The studio created by the merger of 20th Century and William Fox’s operation at the birth of the Golden Age of Hollywood is no more. Rupert Murdoch has tainted the “Fox” … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Bad Boys” still have it, “Dolittle” is dead already

  Sony was lowballing its expectations for “Bad Boys for Life,” counting on a $38 million opening weekend. Variety was underguessing. Box Office Mojo, all of them/us. That damned thing blew the f-up last night (just getting in the spirit … Continue reading

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Movie Review: She wolf of Wall Street leaves us “Buffaloed”

Everybody’s picture of “The Ideal Indie Film” is different, but here’s mine. It’s got to have a human story, preferably about humans and human activity (professions) Hollywood doesn’t make movies about. It should be witty. Crackling dialogue adds nothing to … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An Italian take on Jack London — “Martin Eden”

Pietro Marcello’s lush working class take on the Jack London novel has been reset in Naples. It comes to America April 17.

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