Daily Archives: February 17, 2021

Netflixable: “Finding ‘Ohana” is the PG “Goonies” riff kids didn’t know they wanted

Somewhere in the bowels of Mousewitz in deepest, darkest Burbank, a Disney executive is streaming Netflix’s “Goonies Lite” kid-pic “Finding ‘Ohana” and weeping into her Hermes clutch. Take some consolation in the fact that it gets lost in the whole … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A dull thriller that is to cinema what “Dead Air” is to radio

Rarely have still photos from a film so perfectly captured that indie horror thriller so well that a review seems redundant. “Dead Air” is as dazzling, chilling and spine-tingling as the two photos posted above. Get the picture? A “Frequency” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Body Brokers” are the foot soldiers of the Rehab Industrial Complex

Sure, you’ve seen those TV ads starring this or that “ex-addict” now running a tony drug rehabilitation facility. Maybe you’ve seen news stories on addiction and rehab for fun and profit. Perhaps you caught the documentary American Relapse” from a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A tender story of a gay couple and a problem child — “Rain Beau’s End”

An early contender for the year’s worst title, this March 8 features Sean Young and Ed Asner in supporting roles.

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Movie Review: “Flora & Ulysses,” the “Disney Version” of a beloved kids’ novel

Kids movies like “Flora & Ulysses” make you appreciate the acting profession. A talented, accomplished cast can be signed on to an effects-driven picture aimed at a very young audience. But the thing that makes them act the daylights out … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Disney gives us Emma Stone as “Cruella”

Damn girl. Emma Thompson and Mark Strong also star in this May 28 release.

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Netflixable? Very smart dogs save the day in “June & Kopi”

Finding a family friendly film involving animals and kids that co-stars living, breathing critters is proving more difficult with each digital upgrade that comes down the CGI pike. It’s not just digital chipmunks any more. If you can talk Harrison … Continue reading

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