Daily Archives: August 1, 2020

Movie Nation takes a quick break for hurricane prep

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Movie Preview: Amazon goes after Netflix teens with “Chemical Hearts”

Netflix owns teen comedies and has done well with romance. But Amazon takes its shot at gaining a foothold with that audience and those genres with the serious high school romance “Chemical Hearts.” Looks hopeful and poignant and very romantic.

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RIP Alan Parker, one of the best British directors of his generation — “Fame” to “Mississippi Burning”

Talked to him a few times over the years. A class act, sort of a British Norman Jewison. “The Commitments,” “Fame,” “Bugsy Malone,” musicals that often didn’t play like musicals. “Mississippi Burning” took deserved heat for its “white savior” tropes. … Continue reading

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