Daily Archives: March 4, 2020

Movie Review: Will Forte and his Irish co-stars might be “Extra Ordinary”

“Daft” and “twee” are such hard tones to manage in a farce. But setting it in Ireland gives you a wee bit of a head start. “Extra Ordinary” is an Irish ghost-busting comedy featuring Will Forte as an American ex-pat … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Documentary about “The Library that Dolly Built”

Dolly Parton’s corner of the East Tennessee woods — and mountains and hollers — has benefited from her largesse over the decades. In April, a documentary about one such act of philanthropy makes it to theaters.

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Next screening? Ex jock Ben Affleck looks for “THE WAY BACK”

Not sure if this “Hoosiers” ish high school basketball will do anything for Affleck. No reviews up, hiding it until the last minute. That worked for “Invisible Man.” Is this another late winter sleeper? Let’s see.

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EXCLUSIVE: Benh Zeitlin talks about filming his Peter Pan tale “Wendy” in the shadow of a volcano

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” writer-director Benh Zeitlin gained glory, honors ( three Oscar nominations) and filmmaking capital from that 2012 indie jewel. And he knew just what he wanted to spend that capital on. He’d make his version of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The problems manifest themselves with every “Swallow”

Haley Bennett lays it all out there in “Swallow,” a quietly disturbing, hard-to-watch psychological drama about an unhappy woman in a controlling marriage whose unhappiness manifests itself in the compulsive disorder, pica. And even if this dark film hunts for … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “SEVEN STAGES TO ACHIEVE ETERNAL BLISS”

A new apartment, a suicide cult connection. Looks wacky and dark, with Taika Waititi, Kate Micucci and other proven laughs in the cast. Finally earning release?

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Movie Preview: Sony Animation’s “Connected” strikes a blow for family, against tech

Olivia Coleman Maya Rudolph and you recognized Danny McBride as adult voices in the trailer for this Sept. animated comedy. A family road trip to bond with the cell addict daughter as she starts college, interrupted by future tech. Note … Continue reading

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