Daily Archives: September 8, 2021

Movie Preview: Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffman take on parenthood in “C’mon C’mon”

Mike Mills (“Beginners,” “Twentieth Century Women”) directed this monochromatic A24 release, using several recognizably romanticized childhood locales — NYC to Venice Beach — a road trip a father takes with his little boy.

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Movie Preview: Jason Sudeikis comes back to the big screen as an ex con –“South of Heaven”

Before “Ted Lasso,” Sudeikis was typecast as a smarmy douche in film after film, TV guest shots, too. In this Oct. 8 release, he plays an ex con who longs to give the great love of his life one last … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Queenpins” try to pull off the big coupon con

Phoenix friends set up a massive grocery store coupon scam, raking in tens of millions and spending like drug lords until they bring down a massive Federal tactical response in “Queenpins,” a caper comedy overflowing with dark farce possibilities. The … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Kosovo widow/entrepreneur runs up against the patriarchy in “Hive”

This is Kosovo’s official Oscar entry in the Best International Feature category. Yes, it’s about beekeeping. It opens Nov. 12.

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Movie Review: Morales, Duplass make definitive Lockdown “Zoom” dramedy — “Language Lessons”

Many have taken a shot at creating a “Zoom” call comedy or drama or dramedy during COVID. But it took actress (“Parks & Rec.”) turned actress-director Natalie Morales and actor and sometime writer-director Mark Duplass (“Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” … Continue reading

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