Daily Archives: February 8, 2020

Indie Spirit Award Winners? “Uncut Gems,” “The Farewell,” Booksmart” come up big

“The Farewell” tookbest feature and best supporting actress. “Uncut Gems” took best directors for the Safdie Brothers and best actor –Adam Sandler. “Booksmart” won best first feature for Olivia Wilde. Renee Z won best actress for “Judy.” “The Lighthouse” won … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Another chess match to save the world, “The Coldest Game”

I’m a sucker for a good Cold War thriller. A middling one? Yeah, I’ll sit through one of those, too. “The Coldest Game” falls in the latter category, a fictional Cuban Missile Crisis/”Bobby Fischer vs. The World” mash-up that hurls … Continue reading

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The song Jim Carrey does a wicked dance to in “Sonic the Hedgehog”

Had to look it up. Watch and listen for it in the movie when it opens Valentine’s Day. Impress your friends with your Poppy Family knowledge.

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One Oscar Prediction, and One Prediction Only

Sure, all the “momentum” and most of the pre Oscar predictor awards have gone to Sam Mendes and “1917” as best director and best picture. Well, almost all of them. But as I said last summer, Hollywood loves nothing as … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Sean Hayes, in a dress as “Lazy Susan”

Transgender girl just cannot get and keep a job. Not that she really wants one. Allison Janney and Margot Martindale costar in this bitchy farce.

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Movie preview: Jesse Eisenberg saves the children from Nazis in “Resistance”

French Boy Scouts save children. The most famous scout among them? Marcel Marceau. Did you know the most famous mime in history was with the”Resistance” during WWII? Did you realize that I am posting this on National Boy Scout Day? … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Birds Of Prey’ plummet — a $33.5 million opening

Ok, maybe that’s not a “Dolittle” level disaster. But when the studio was expecting a $45 million opening weekend and Hollywood box office gurus were saying as high as $60, this weekend “Birds of Prey” are proving to be dead … Continue reading

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