Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

Documentary Preview: “Surviving SuperCon”

Ever been to a fan convention? Comic-Con, MegaCon, SuperCon or “Star Wars Celebration?” “Surviving” it takes a lot more than stamina and an ability to ignore strong BO, I tell you what. Here’s a doc that goes beyond the “Big … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Call these “VFW” geezers “old” at your own risk, Millennials

“VFW” is a spatter film, a “Hobo With a Shotgun” meets “From Dusk Til Dawn.” It’s built on that “Fort Apache/Zulu/Assault on Precinct 13” formula that most zombie and more than a few vampire onslaughts use as a template. Pack … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Die Ontwaking” is one long “spoiler alert” of a thriller

How much is “too much” to reveal in a movie review? Ordinarily, you relate just enough of the plot and characters to set the story in motion, and everything else is value judgements — how good the acting, writing, production … Continue reading

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OSCARS: The front runners polish that “Perfect Acceptance Speech”

I haven’t heard a “perfect” speech from Zellweger this time around. But I really only have her faintly sarcastic Golden Globes “thank you” to go by. But Dern, Pitt and Phoenix have been saying the sorts of modest, touching and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Dickens discovers Diversity — “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Nothing like a little color blind casting (Dev Patel in the title role, etc) and the director of the dark comedies “In the Loop” and “Death of Stalin” for breathing life into a musty old Charlie Dickens morality tale. Hugh … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Fast and Furious 9”

The sentiment steps to the fore for this latest “Fast & You Know What” trailer. All Diesel, All Rodriguez? Well, and Oscar winners Theron and Mirren. May 22

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Next screening? “Gretel & Hansel”

I don’t know if Orion Pictures previewed this fright fest for critics on some locales. I just know I’m catching it opening night and hoping for the best, like everybody else. Curious to see Alice Krige as another ghost, another … Continue reading

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