Monthly Archives: June 2020

Movie Preview: Lucy Liu IS the “STAGE MOTHER”

Yeah, we could all totally see her as this, right? Jacki Weaver also stars.

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Netflixable? “Lola Igna” knows what it’s like to be old — very old

It’s a common theme in fantasy fiction stories that deal with immortality, the idea that living forever isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But you don’t have to add the supernatural to learn that lesson. Just live long enough, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Break out that billfold — “Zombie for Sale”

Old Rule — any movie or TV show in the horror genre that uses an electronic harpsichord in its score MUST be a comedy. “The Addams Family” and “The Munsters” forever made it so. New Rule — All zombie movies … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: 1954’s CIA-backed “Animal Farm”

The recent release of “Mr. Jones,” a drama about the Welsh reporter who broke the story of the man-made famine Stalin imposed on Ukraine in the 1930s, is framed by journalist, critic and novelist George Orwell’s writing of “Animal Farm,” his … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Umrika” sadly reminds one of the America the rest of the world used to see

“Umrika” is a dark commentary on the varied reasons for immigration and its human cost wrapped in a sunny, traditional “coming to America” package. This Sundance Audience award winner is a fascinating film to get around to in post-Trump America, … Continue reading

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The latest release slate for summer films, as of this moment

My pal over at Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) just tweeted this post “Mulan” move and new “Bill & Ted” delay. The fall is shaking up as well as some movies are just pushing into early 2021. And damnitall, I have … Continue reading

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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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