Daily Archives: January 28, 2021

Movie Preview: Benedict Cumberbatch is “the last man” you’d send to rout the Russians — “The Courier”

This Cuban Missile Crisis tale looks tense, tight and period perfect. Cumberbatch, Benedict Cumberbatch, plays a “salesman” recruited to snoop around Moscow in the early 60s. I am so there for this one.

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Movie Review: Kiwi Bikers rumble and ride to prove how “Savage” they are

“Savage” sums up a gang member’s life in three key episodes, pivotal moments where young Liam might have had a choice in the way his life turned out. The catch to that is, he had a lot fewer choices than … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A First full trailer for Kristen Wiig’s “Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar”

Wiig and Annie Mumulo from “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40” and “Bad Moms” are in Florida, going “Floridian.” If you’ve ever lived here, you know what I mean. And if you haven’t, you probably still get it. Florida, amIright? Lots … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Haymaker” TKOs itself

“Haymaker” is an intriguing movie mashup, if nothing else. It’s “The Bodyguard” with a transgender twist, served on a beefcake MMA (Muay Thai) boxing platter. The picture isn’t quite this or even remotely that, but it still might have come … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Niven, Ustinov, Trevor and Stanley in Carol Reed’s “The Way Ahead”

“The Third Man” is widely acknowledged as British director Carol Reed’s breakthrough film, even if his breakout title — the one that ensured his employability as a filmmaker –came much earlier. But film scholars and cinema buffs, poking around his … Continue reading

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