Daily Archives: January 9, 2021

Netflixable? Taiwanese fear a Thai Demon — “The Rope Curse 2”

That 2018 Taiwanese film about a cursed hanging rope has a sequel, “The Rope Curse 2,” and a whole lot more plot and ritual, and many many more characters, although a couple are holdovers from the original. Do you need … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Real dogs and Willem Dafoe race serum to Nome — “Togo” on Disney+

Many movies, animated and otherwise, have been made about the events that inspired Alaska’s famed Iditarod sled dog race. Disney’s “Togo” is far and away the most factual of all the many movies about the 1925 Nome epidemic and “The … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Northern Over-exposure? “Alaska is a Drag”

Adding “Alaska” to most any screenplay brings with it the promise of quirky. The place and the people may be ruggedly rural, with more than a few “sourdoughs” believing themselves self-reliant — especially the state’s infamous remote cabin loners. A … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The trailer to “Savage State”

A French family tries to get back to Paris during the US Civil War, a long trek Western, in other words. End of Jan. release from Samuel Goldwyn.

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