Daily Archives: July 21, 2021

Movie Preview: John Cena and Lil Rel are “Vacation Friends”

Two couples pal up in Mexico, get awkward when they come back home. This is an August 27 “dumping ground” release. No wonder Cena is putting on his wrasslin’ togs again.

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Movie Preview: James Wan sees Seattle as “Malignant”

Maddie Hasson, Annabelle Wallis and Nichole Briana star in “Saw” man Wan’s latest “universe” expander and potential franchise, a Sept. 10 release.

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Movie Review: For the love of Allah, don’t summon “Kandisha”

“Kandisha” is not your run-of-the-mill demonic assault thriller. No movie that summons up a burka-clad Moroccan demon to avenge herself on toxic masculinity, that depicts animal sacrifice and an Imam performing an Islamic exorcism could be. Of course it’s French … Continue reading

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Next Screening? M. Night’s vacation from hell — “Old”

Kids grow up…so fast. Especially when they’re on the wrong beach without sunblock, or whatever the hell it is that’s aging them with or without SPF80.

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Netflixable? Beaus are like shoes. Look for that “A Perfect Fit”

“A Perfect Fit” is a light, schmaltzy Indonesian romance about superstitions and shoes. A shoe designer and a fashion blogger meet cute, but seem destined to marry wealthier, bullying partners who offer security and a lot of stress. What’s it … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer star in Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel”

He started his big screen career with “The Duelists.” Now Ridley Scott returns to that subject and another French period piece. Oct. 15 look for “The Last Duel.”

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Movie Review: Dutch Road Ragers are just the worst — “Tailgate (Bumperkleef)”

The villain is introduced in the first scene, a meticulous pest exterminator (“Ongedierteverdelger,” in Dutch) mercilessly hunting down a cyclist on a backroad in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and Dutch treats. He gets the drop on his quarry, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: This August, Neill Blomkamp goes “Demonic”

High tech horror from beyond the grave, August 20.

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Movie Preview: Old Guys kicking each other in the ‘nads — “Jackass Forever”

Stunts and pranks and injuries for laughs return October 22. Paramount uhhhh, raises the bar?

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