Daily Archives: September 16, 2020

Netflixable? “The Paramedic (El practicante) ” is no Angel of Mercy

Here’s a sadistic Spanish thriller that begins dark, turns darker and ends darkest of all, with unhealthy servings of paranoia and claustrophobia along the way. Mario Casas (“The 33”) is Angel, “The Paramedic” (“El practicante”). And Angel first gives us … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Female authors find equality, success and tribulations writing “Naughty Books”

Call it “Adult erotica” fiction, or adult erotic romances, but chances are, you hadn’t heard this literary genre mentioned in polite company. Then “Fifty Shades of Grey” blew up the best seller lists and the motion picture box office. And … Continue reading

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Animated Film Preview: “Henchman” rule in SuperVillain City

A LOT of famous to famous-ish voices populate this 2018 BRON Studios/Canadian production, just now heading into release. James Marsden and Rosario Dawson, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle and Alfred Molina, anyone? “Henchmen today, supervillain tomorrow.” It seemingly had … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Adventure vlogger finds there is “No Escape” from a Russian puzzle

“No Escape,” a “Saw” like murder-puzzle thriller originally titled “Follow Me,” hits enough of its marks to earn a “not half bad” label. It may not do the best job of putting-us-in-the-hero’s predicament. But as for the grisly chills and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Shortcut,” coming soon to a Drive-In near you

While that tagline about drive-in theaters could apply to most any film due out over the next few months, it used to be that drive-ins had whole genres of film all to themselves. “A drive-in movie” pre-dated the home video … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “LOVE AND MONSTERS”

Joel and Aimee and a Jeep and “The Monster Uprising.” Kinda goofy, kinda gonzo. Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick and of course, Michael Rooker — in the Woody Harrelson role — are the stars. “D’ja ever hear of a fool’s errand?”

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