Daily Archives: March 7, 2020

Movie Review: Neeson, Manville share no “Ordinary Love”

They still take walks together and still goof around a bit when they do. Their bickering is more cute bantering, about “When’re you going to take the (Xmas) decorations down?” “When’re YOU gonna take them down?” “Kid” is his term … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It’s easy to be savage to those “Beneath Us”

It’s brutishly heavy-handed, with a performance or two so hammy they came straight from the smokehouse. But those quibbles aside,  “Beneath Us” is a torture porn satire that never fails to hold one’s interest, even if it doesn’t quite come … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Kristen Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan are singing “MILITARY WIVES”

Yes, this is what I do between screenings in a theater — post trailers I’ve just seen before the last show. Kristen Scott Thomas brings her posh prickliness and Sharon Horgan her goofy “Catastrophe” irreverence to this late March release … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Sarah Paulson plunges into the horror of Mother’s Day in “Run”

Well, that’s when Lionsgate is releasing “Run.” Mother’s Day. A Munchausen by Proxy tale of terror?

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Movie Preview: Firth and Julie Walters are too adult to “get” “The Secret Garden”

This Easter release looks awfully “Call of the Wild” — digital effects, flowers and birds, turning the classic novel “The Secret Garden” into something more “Alice in Wonderland” ish. Colin Firth and Julie Walters are the big names in this … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Onward’ opens low for Pixar, “Invisible” $14, “Way Back” $8+

The trailers and TV commercials showed it to be a hard picture to sell. Almost in the “Why was this movie animated?” vein. Human/elvish characters, a van trip “quest.” Minimal effects. Not that touching, not that funny. And then there’s … Continue reading

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South by Southwest Canceled — A Filmmaker laments

The cancellation of the coolest cultural event in Texas due to fears of spreading the Corona Virus among musicians, filmmakers and fans prompted this tweet from the director of “Sean of the Dead.” edgarwright (@edgarwright) Tweeted: I love SXSW, it’s … Continue reading

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