Daily Archives: June 30, 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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