Daily Archives: May 13, 2020

Movie Preview: Kevin James tortures Joel McHale — only “Becky” can save him

Bit of a different look for both James and McHale, a horror revenge thriller. There’s not a lot of wit or menace in this first trailer to “Becky,” which stars Lulu Wilson as the 13 year old who is more … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Wrong Missy” tries to revive David Spade

David Spade tries to be the funny (ish) straight man to a funnier co-star one more time in “The Wrong Missy,” a Lauren Lapkus star vehicle so vulgar it’d make Mindy Kaling blanche. It’s as polished as an oil spill, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Don’t Run” to or from this thriller

  Here’s the thing, the only thing, that got me through “Don’t Run,” 78 minutes of bad-flirting-with-merely-mediocre horror from writer-director Ben Rood. His leading man, Danny Irazarry, looks and sounds a lot like Hal Hartley’s deadpan muse, James Urbaniak. It … Continue reading

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Theaters set to come back as more important than Hollywood realized

That’s the gist of this Hollywood Reporter piece. “A theatrical release increases the value of a film, throughout the value chain,” says Christian Bräuer, president of European art house cinemas group CICAE. https://t.co/X2QifYJU4T https://twitter.com/THR/status/1260574005863514120?s=20

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Documentary Review: “Love & Stuff”

The documentary as memoir may be the trickiest to pull off. In an era when obsession with “personal story” and “personal struggle,” it’s difficult to make one that stands out from what sounds like a chorus of Pavorittis warming up … Continue reading

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