Daily Archives: February 21, 2020

Documentary Review: Brain studies seek to “fix” disabilities with tech in “I Am Human”

Here’s a documentary about the “brave new world” of brain research that points a day when we we “fundamentally change what it means to be human.” In “I Am Human,” filmmakers Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern talk to futurists, neuroscientists, … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: How far will “Sonic” sink? ‘The Call Of The Wild’ set for $17 million weekend

Projections for the second weekend of release for this “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie are as all over the place as the opening weekend’s guesses were. Maybe it’ll manage $29 million, perhaps $40 is within reach. My guess would be the … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”

Think of “Farmageddon” as a child’s introduction to science fiction cinema. It’s a non-verbal giggle — a bit slow to be a romp — through decades of sci-fi on the big screen (and on the small) packaged in a preschool … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Big bucks for a low-rent potboiler — “The Last Thing He Wanted”

  Joan Didion’s cluttered, convoluted pot-boiler of a thriller “The Last Thing He Wanted” becomes a cluttered, convoluted mess of a movie for Netflix. Who knew? Certainly not director and co-screenwriter Dee Rees, who brought the hilariously over-rated “Mudbound” to … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Brahms: The Boy II” will lullaby you to sleep

Hey Jude, what’s with the doll? You’re a big boy, turn out that night-light. Remember, the voices are just in your head. Just stick to your bed. And never forget the doll’s rules. Or you know, he’ll kill you… It’s … Continue reading

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