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Daily Archives: February 5, 2020
Elijah Wood plays a DJ, music producer and pop impresario WAY out of his depth in “Come to Daddy,” a gonzo, gory and goofball B-movie about fathers, sons and killing or being killed. It doesn’t stand up to much … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Young Gru needs some underlings, and some music by The Stones in “Minions: The Rise of Gru”
Big slam-bang action beats dominate the first half of this trailer. Then the Minions take over, and things get cute. “The Rise of Gru” is a summer release. As of now, they haven’t announced the other villain voices, so we … Continue reading
A common gripe about faith-based movies is how they’re so far sanitized that they’re removed from reality — real people in real situations having real conversations. A romantic comedy about two people thrown together for a dance competition isn’t going … Continue reading
SOMEbody is targeting cops. SOMEbody (Chris Rock) is a veteran detective, rolling up on crime scenes in a vintage Camaro. SOMEbody is his new partner (Max Minghella). And somebody is a little foul-mouthed and a little murderous. A little “Saw?” … Continue reading
In “Wendy,” the writer-director of the Oscar-nominated “Beasts of the Southern Wild” transports the Peter Pan story from London and “Never Never Land” to the Louisiana bayou and the Caribbean island of Monserrat. And he tinkers with the fantasy about … Continue reading
Victor Hugo wrote the original “Training Day.” Or so it would seem, in the Oscar-nominated French thriller that takes the title of Hugo’s most famous novel, “Les Miserables.” The title comes from the film’s Montfermeil (suburban Paris) setting. It is … Continue reading