Daily Archives: June 26, 2020

Next screening? “Zombie for Sale”

Coming next month to Arrow Video streaming. Don’t judge me.

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Netflixable? In Lagos, all the swells stay at “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”

“The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” is a shiny, foodie-friendly bauble of a rom-com, practically a brochure for Nollywood, the nickname the rest of the world has given Nigeria’s film industry. The acting’s uneven, the story limp and generic. And like a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The comet hits Central Florida, “Greenland” may be our refuge

This is a grimly prescient disaster pic from STX. Gerry Butler is an Orlando area husband and dad (I can totally see that.) who tries to get his family to safety. When you name a comet “Clark,” who’s that going … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Caprice Classic wagon is no way to drive to “Eldorado”

My bucket list quest to see every road picture ever made brought me to this dry and dark comedy from 2008, a tale of a vintage car dealer and a junkie trekking across Belgium in a 1979 Caprice Classic station … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Will and Rachel battle Dan Stevens in “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

There are funny lines, hilarious scenes and the occasional blast of gleeful, Eurovision excess rolled into “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” Sure, it’s an old school “high concept” star vehicle — a lot like many an earlier … Continue reading

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“Tenet” flees July. Will ANYTHING open next month?

The disastrously disorganized American response to the COVID19 pandemic has me wondering if July is another write off month for the movies, sports, the works. Case numbers are skyrocketing in Florida and other states, a first wave that morphed into … Continue reading

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