Daily Archives: January 24, 2020

Netflixable? The role-playing video game “NiNoKuni” becomes an anime film

The role-playing action/fantasy video game “NiNoKuni” earns an amusingly nonsensical screen “origin story,” thanks to Netflix. It’s faithful enough to the game — one supposes — to merit the interest of fans, and as it was directed by a “Spirited … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Goldie” has modeling/dancing dreams that crash into reality

A gritty, needy fever dream of New York “fame” comes our way Feb. 21.

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Netflixable? “Airplane Mode” riffs on Brazil’s fashionistas, influencers and cell phone addicts

“Airplane Mode” is a shiny little rom-com bauble from Brazil that strains and strains to find a laugh. It’s about cell phone addicts, “influencers,” fashion, family and finding love where the pace of life is a lot slower than in … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Gentlemen” have little chance against “Bad Boys,” will anybody turn out for “The Turning?”

Reviews for Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” have been on a par with “Bad Boys for Life.” It stars Oscar winner Matthew McConoughey, Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell and Charlie Hunnam — none of whom have the box … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “priest” made in prison, “Corpus Christi”

The Best International Feature Film Oscar, formerly titled “Best Foreign Language Film,” is going to Korea’s “Parasite” this year. Bong Joon Ho’s social satire is the closest this thing year’s Academy Awards have to a sure thing. But Poland’s entry … Continue reading

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