Daily Archives: August 11, 2020

Documentary Preview: The guy who might cure Alzheimer’s has a gambling problem, “The Blech Effect”

This one streams Aug. 25. Looks compelling — mental disorders among scientists and gamblers aren’t rare — and maybe annoying. “Dude, get up from the poker table and CURE this already.”

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Documentary Review: Taxidermist stuffs Bigfoot — “Big Fur”

What an odd duck of a doc “Big Fur” is. But that just means director Dan Wayne has gotten damned close to his subject. Alberta, Canada taxidermist, Roy Orbison impersonator and Bigfoot believer Ken Walker is a veritable rural Renaissance … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Hillary Swank goes “Away” to Mars

A Netflix series about the first mission to Mars, with a multinational crew, perilous obstacles and the cost to those back home. Josh Charles also stars in this Sept. 4 Netflix release.

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Movie Preview: “Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk”

A throwback B-movie about Tommies trying to make it to the evac zone, where Kenneth Branagh, the Royal Navy and “The Little Ships” could whisk them to safety. Look for “Behind the Line: Escape to Dunkirk” Aug. 17.

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Movie Review: Peril peril everywhere, when you’re trapped in “The Pool”

  “The Pool” is terror at its most primal, a simple Thai thriller that’s complex in its simplicity. The situation? A guy finds himself trapped in a deep, now-drained and abandoned Olympic sized swimming pool. There is no ladder to … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Original “The Fast and the Furious” still crackles 65 years later

I hadn’t seen the low-budget black and white “original” “The Fast and the Furious” since catching it in a college film society way back when. And eight movies into the Vin Diesel franchise — with “F9” pushed back to next … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Death can’t keep them apart as their love is “Endless”

Imagine “Ghost” without the potter’s wheel, no Demi-Patrick heat — no Whoopi and no “whoopie.” That’s “Endless,” a teen romance about love that endures past an untimely death, an entirely tepid affair, thanks to a romance that is more photogenic … Continue reading

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