Monthly Archives: June 2021

Movie Review: “Werewolves Within,” Laughs without?

The horror comedy “Werewolves Within” didn’t quite do the trick for me. But it’s a great example of how hitting the right tone can keep you watching, even if the “horror” isn’t all that and not nearly enough jokes land. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Your “homework” for July 30’s “The Green Knight”

A24 got a star to give us all a quick primer on the Medieval poem that inspired “The Green Knight,” which is now a major motion picture coming our way in a month.

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Movie Review: “Bad Detectives,” worse movie

There’s a competence that borders on professionalism in some of the settings, camera placement and whatnot in “Bad Detectives,” a murder mystery that started life as “Year of the Detectives.” That was to be a play on Chinese zodiac year … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Does this “Snake Eyes” trailer sell it?

The GI Joe character origin story opens July 23. Lukewarm on the franchise, but anything with samurai swords…

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Netflixable? Yakuza learns Never Go Against “A Family.”

Writer-director Michihito Fujii puts the “sag” back in “saga” with his soapy, melodramatic mob movie “A Family,” originally-titled “Yakuza and the Family.” It has plenty of the sorts of characters and plot elements you expect when you hear a film … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: In the Vatican, young priests prep for “The World Cup for Priests,” aka “The Holy Game”

The scandal-torn Catholic Church stops playing politics and trying to spin its endless child molestation scandal, shrinking attendance, etc., to watch young priests play futbol. This documentary comes around June 29.

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Movie Preview: “A Savage Nature” is a “true story” mass murder drama

This August spin on “In Cold Blood” type of murder in Virginia opens in August.

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Free popcorn at your local AMC Cinemas?

They’re calling it “Cinema Week.” AMC Theatres is Offering All You Can Eat Popcorn as it unfolds. https://t.co/y9Dw3NvGHl https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1407112014384730112?s=20

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Movie Review — “F9: The Fast Saga”

Here it is, at long last, the looniest tune in this “car toon” saga. More characters, more “Bugs Bunny physics,” more epic stunts, more spectacular nonsense, “F9” roars into theaters the perfect marriage of “fan service” and “character service.” Everybody … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Will Ferrell needs the help of Paul Rudd, “The Shrink Next Door”

This Apple release comes to Apple TV Nov. 12. Anybody know the “true story” this is based on? A podcast inspired it.

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