Daily Archives: July 14, 2020

Movie Preview: Jay Pharoah shows us “How to Fake a War”

There’s a little Kanye cray cray at play in this Aug. 7 release. Pop/hip hop star with delusions of grandeur gets bent when peace breaks out BEFORE his big charity concert. And he –Jay Pharaoh — ain’t having it.

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“Marley,” the definitive Bob Marley doc, returns to theaters and streaming

On July 31, Scottish director Kevin Macdonald’s 2012 documentary “Marley” returns to theaters and streaming to celebrate what would have been the Jamaican reggae singer/songwriter’s 75th birthday. Check your local art cinema website to see if they’re showing it. Below, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Anna Shields looks for the truth and finds “Monstrous” Bigfoot

Hey, whoa, the horror movies of August, amIright?

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Documentary preview: Rescuing Russian hockey? “Red Penguins”

Early August, the fun and the fear come to light.

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Movie Review: “Deany Bean is Dead,” but is she funny?

You can’t grade movies on the curve, as much as filmmakers wish you would. It’s all about story, and characters and performance and entertainment value. Budget, “degree of difficulty” getting it made don’t matter. But if they did, that might … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? “Japan Sinks: 2020” gives us an anime apocalypse

They don’t carry around that California fear of “The Big One” in Japan. Earthquakes have always been a fact of life, and what we see on the news and from experts there shows a resolve, an ability to live with … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lucy Hale tries being “A Nice Girl Like You”

Wide-eyed Lucy Hale takes her shot at a rom-com wrapped in a sex farce with “A Nice Girl Like You,” whose title gives away the game, and its central failing. The “Pretty Little Liars” pixie, most recently seen in the … Continue reading

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