Daily Archives: July 9, 2021

Netflixable? “Fear Street Part 2: 1978” lapses from homage into simple imitation

Terror totes an axe in “Fear Street Part 2: 1978,” the middle film in Leigh Janiak’s homage to horror films and the eras they came from. Twenty five minutes into “Part 2,” the summer camp slaughterhouse instalment in the trilogy, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Elijah Wood interrogates Ted Bundy, “No Man of God”

Even if Bundy is a serial killer subject who’s been beaten into submission, this August release looks intriguing. Robert Patrick’s the warden, Luke Kirby is a charismatic but less sexy/cute version of Bundy than we’re used to, and Wood plays … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A teaser trailer for Disney’s Colombian musical, “Encanto”

Coming in November.

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Netflixable? In France, they don’t wear capes — “How I Became a Super Hero”

“How I Became a Superhero (Comment je suis devenu super-héros)” is a French twist on a common Hollywood theme — superhumans, living among us, minor celebrities with all the human foibles. It’s not as serious minded as “Watchmen” or “Heroes,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dude, Where’s My “Mandibles?”

What’s a stoner comedy without weed? If it’s “Mandibles,” the latest deadpan farce from the French director of “Rubber,” it’s still daft, stoned or stone-cold sober. “Mandibles” is a shambolic, sometimes funny and always-silly amble through the South of France … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Lin Manuel Miranda’s singing monkey animated musical — “Vivo”

Strike while the iron is hot, jefe. Netflix has this project, which looks cute enough.

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