Daily Archives: August 18, 2020

“Unhinged” becomes another dark thriller that needs more Cowbell

Ever heard of Keep Shelly in Athens? Keep Shelly in Athens09? Me either. But she/they know the most chilling classic rock song of them all. They do. “Halloween,” “The Stand,” “Scream,” “Zombieland,” “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” too many TV … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Mom Sarandon is dying, and Winslet, Mia W., Rainn Wilson and Sam Neill have to let the “Blackbird” fly

This Sept. 18 release looks like a genuine contender, just from its cast — Oscar winners, past and future, a touching topic.

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Movie Review: RZA goes Tarantino-ish for “Cut Throat City”

MPAA Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language, drug content, some sexual material and nudity) Cast: Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keann Johnson, Eiza González, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Isaiah Washington, Ethan Hawke and Terrence Howard. Credits: Directed by RZA, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Disney goes for tears with “The One and Only Ivan”

Disney turns its digital animators loose on a serious subject and a “true story,” albeit one in which the animals talk, with “The One and Only Ivan.” It’s about animals, and a silverback gorilla with the title role, living in … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Ticket to Write–The Golden Age of Rock Journalism”

If you’ve caught “Creem: America’s Only Rock’n Roll Magazine,” you might want to check out “Ticket to Write,” which beat that documentary into festivals about four years ago and covers a lot of the same ground. “Ticket to Write: The … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Russell Crowe becomes “Unhinged”

If this hasn’t happened to you, you must be taking the train or the bus to work. A bit of discourteous driving, a honk on the horn in complaint, and the next thing you know, some raving my-life’s-not-my-fault rageaholic is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jacki Weaver becomes a “Stage Mother” to drag queens

For everybody who thought “Connie & Carla” was too upbeat, there’s “Stage Mother,” a drab showcase for the great Jacki Weaver to sing and mother over an unhappy drove of San Fran drag queens. It opens with an overdose and … Continue reading

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