Daily Archives: October 12, 2021

Movie Preview: An attempt to break a terrorist out of a US “enemy combatant facility” in “One Shot”

Scott Adkins, Ashley Green and Ryan Phillippe star in this Nov. 5 release, which the CIA and the Navy SEALS trying to avert a dirty bomb disaster. The title also refers to this being a story filmed in “one take” … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Halloween Kills,” Jamie Leigh buries

Looking forward to this one, mainly because of the history of the franchise and Jamie Leigh and Judy Greer. Bitterly disappointed that this Australian trailer wasn’t dubbed into…Australian.

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Movie Review: Amateur Horror theatrics in Der Black Forest? “Demigod”

Why would actor, writer and director Miles Doleac (“Hallowed Ground,” “The Dinner Party”) set his latest horror fiasco in Der Black Forest of Deutschland? Did he meet folks he’d eventually cast in it at a continuing education class, Conversational German? … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Next week? “De Gaulle” comes to American screens

The French leader, WWII hero and long-serving president of post-war France is remembered in his first blush of fame, trying to keep France in the fight while badgering Churchill for aid and standing in London after the French surrender in … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Booty-shaking Make it in Music in Trinidad drama — “She Paradise”

“She Paradise” arrives in North America just as the first snows hit — mid-November. A little island patois and Jamaican music, post-Marley, and some seriously sexy dancers.

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Documentary Review: Todd Haynes helps us remember “The Velvet Underground”

Todd Haynes, director of the Dylan-of-Many-Faces biography “I’m and Not There” and glam/punk appreciation “Velvet Goldmine,” isn’t interested in spoon-feeding anybody a history of “The Velvet Underground.” Haynes figures if you show up for it (Apple TV+ has it), you … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Scream” gets a reboot

Neve Campbell had me at “I’ve been through this…a lot.” Next year. Looks like mostly an homage to the original. And it looks like it works.

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Movie Review: Deja Vu “Dune”

Denis Villeneuve’s film of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” looks exactly as it should on the big screen — epic in scale, baroque in design, fatalistic in outlook, grim in its life-or-death stakes. But then the reason we know what it’s supposed … Continue reading

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