Daily Archives: February 6, 2020

Movie Preview: Will Forte’s ghost farce “Extra Ordinary” is on its way

Will F., taking on a wee bit of Irish brogue just to fit in, y’see, stars in this comedy about ghosts, Satanic rites and a washed-up rock star (Will) who makes his pact with the you know who to come … Continue reading

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Movie Review: So is this “Faith Ba$ed” comedy worth all the Fox-Breitbart furor?

It seems like only yesterday that I was rolling my eyes at a faith-based “comedy” that surrounded its no-name/unfunny stars with famous actors from the big and small screen. OK, it WAS only yesterday. And here we go again, another … Continue reading

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A Black History Month tribute to a forgotten hero of “Star Wars”

Not talking about James Earl Jones or Billy Dee Williams, here. No, this is the marketing whiz who figured out how to market the quirky, pricey Fox release so that it would dominate the summer of ’77. Ashley Boone was … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sidney Lumet: A Life” of directing “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Verdict,” Twelve Angry Men” and “Network”

  “Network” is one of those movies that I cannot channel surf past without stopping. If I’m lucky, I catch it from the very beginning because like all movies, it casts its spell in the opening moments, this one more … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “The Times of Bill Cunningham”

When “street fashion” photographer Bill Cunningham died in 2016, he was New York Famous for being the photographer who documented what the stylish wore on the city’s streets, for decades, for The New York Times. He’d been honored in Paris … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Dead Sound”

The horror of a boat trip to Hell. Oh yes. “Dead Sound”comes to theaters/streaming March 3.

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Next interview — Questions for “Wendy” director Benh Zeitlin?

I interviewed Benh Z. when his Oscar-nominated indie marvel, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” came out. That was eight years ago. He obviously has a knack for working with kids, and an interest in telling stories with a child’s eye … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Can “Birds of Prey” make us forget “Suicide Squad?”

What to make of this burlesque in blood, “Birds of Prey?” All these fights, all that fight choreography, all that bloody violence and mildly-amusing mayhem should ensure another hit, cementing Warners’ command of their R-rated comic book adaptation niche. But … Continue reading

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