Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

The scene stealer in “Yellow Rose?” Dale Watson

“Yellow Rose,” which opens this weekend, has a timely theme — the immigrant’s struggle, a colorful setting — the Texas of country and Western music — and a scene stealing turn from Texas honky tonk legend Dale Watson. My twangier … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Fat Man” is exactly what you’d expect a Mel Gibson holiday “Chris Cringle” movie to be — a little bit psycho

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Movie Review: A fake priest, an Exorcism streaming show, a test from Satan — “The Cleansing Hour”

If you only see one gonzo fake-priest-trapped-in-a-real-exorcism thriller, make it “The Cleansing Hour.” An account of a live-streamed exorcism, part of an online show titled “The Cleansing Hour,” it’s a violent and entertaining ride through demonic possession, religious fakery, the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Slashers meet slashers everywhere they look in “Chop Chop”

It begins with the voice of a police dispatcher, something about “hunting” and “beheaded” and our “suspect is in a red vehicle,” and “check for pizza signs.” Our first glimpse of that suspect (David Harper) has him leering and lurching … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Joe Manganiello is SOMEbody’s “Archenemy”

This Dec. 11 release also stars Amy Seimetz, Skylan Brooks and Zolee Griggs.

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Netflixable? A dope saves a holiday — “Hubie Halloween”

Does the “moron comedy” have a future? After Adam Sandler ages out of them, I mean? Sandler’s latest for Netflix, “Hubie Halloween” has him freezing his face in perma-stupor, and doing the dopey dunce voice — just like the old … Continue reading

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Movie preview: Tom Hanks plays another reporter, this time in the Old West — “News of the World”

Paul Greengrass is one of the great directors nobody talks about. And should. He’s behind the camera for this Tom Hanks Christmas movie, a glimmer of hope and compassion slated for release after American cruelty is chased back under a … Continue reading

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