Daily Archives: June 10, 2021

Movie Review: Depression Era football phenoms, “12 Mighty Orphans” take on Texas

Texas filmmaker Ty Roberts, whose “The Iron Orchard” was a period piece about the post-Depression Era boom in the Texas oil industry, takes on another piece of Texas lore with “12 Mighty Orphans,” about a scrappy, undersized football team of … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A great dancer/choreographer remembered — “Ailey”

This looks great and comes our way July 23. Ever heard of Alvin Ailey? The dance company named for him? Prepare to learn.

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Movie Preview: A mockumentary about a screwball “Marathon” in the desert

This one has a little promise, and opens July 6.

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Netflixable? Another thriller titled “Awake,” another snooze

A thriller with “realistic” zombies is the smart premise behind “Awake.” If you want to see human beings turn into the walking dead, take away their sleep. Exhaustion heaped on top of panic, the shakes, impaired judgment teetering into psychosis, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Red Band Trailer for a Megan Fox Movie? “Midnight in the Sawgrass”

This comes out on late July and co-stars Bruce Willis and Emile Hirsch.

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Movie Review: Saudi Woman takes on the system as “The Perfect Candidate”

Maryam has decided to run for office, a position on the municipal council in her suburban town. But her widowed father isn’t having it. And he’s trotting out his catch-phrase for everything to do with her campaigning for this office. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mark Wahlberg’s fighting and recalling past lives in “Infinite”

So what sort of gonzo nonsense have Antoine Fuqua and Mark Wahlberg cooked up now? “Infinite” is about humans who wander the Earth, “gifted with a memory of all their past lives.” Wahlberg plays an “Infinite” who has forgotten his. … Continue reading

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