Monthly Archives: June 2021

Movie Review: A second Civil War wears another name — “The Forever Purge”

One thing I dare say Universal never bargained on was how sad these America Goes to Hell horror tales of “The Purge” can be. Because it’s not characters struggling, gaining our empathy and then dying that threatens to bring the … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A Polish TV studio hostage thriller set in “Prime Time”

A young man with a gun breaks into a Warsaw TV studio on New Millennium Eve, figuring to deliver a message or manifesto to the masses in “Prime Time.” But that’s not the way things work out in this mildly-suspenseful … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” a funny idea whose time has passed

As somebody who’ll laugh at any word that comes out of Alec Baldwin‘s mouth in that bossy, Wall Street bull-in-a-china-shop Jack Donaghy (“30 Rock”) voice, I laughed and laughed at “The Boss Baby.” An animated tale of a bossy, business-suited … Continue reading

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Movie Review: YOLO rom-com giggles? “Long Story Short”

It’s not “‘Groundhog Day’…technically.” Still, “that’s close enough.” But “Long Story Short,” remembering it might help Teddy out. He’s the king of “waiting” and suddenly his life with his beloved Leanne is rushing by, one lost year at a time. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Stoner Creature Comedy…in French — “Mandibles”

Giggles galore…

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Movie Preview: The “Sopranos” prequel is in the can — “The Many Saints of Newark”

Here’s the trailer, featuring a seriously untested lead (you know the story) and a show creator whose movie career has been curtailed because he’s not comfortable with the form. A season’s worth of characters and plotlines in a 100 minute … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A “mail order best friend?” Hire “The Exchange” student!

Look for this no-name-stars comedy July 30.

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Movie Review: A unicorn of a thriller, a GOOD Megan Fox movie — “Till Death”

Well, knock me over and take my movie reviewing license for a year. A good Megan Fox movie? Will wonders never cease? Just this week, the long-ago flash in the cinematic pan was desperately floating “date Angelina Jolie” suggestions as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It’s Ladies’ Night when “Black Widow” sets out for revenge

The effect is more jarring than subtle, and it instantly sets “Black Widow” apart from your average Marvel comic book action movie. We aren’t watching digital superheroes brawl in a blur of digital effects, digital backgrounds and the like. There’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beware the black-eyed kids who demand “Let Us In”

A pretty bad horror comedy briefly takes a turn for the better when its biggest “name” makes his “star entrance.” “Let Us In” is advertised as a “Candyman/Slenderman” take on the “black-eyed kids” urban legend — pale, otherworldly children and … Continue reading

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