Daily Archives: January 21, 2022

Netflixable? “The Royal Treatment,” a haircut with dull scissors

 Nobody sets out to make cinematic pablum as bland as “The Royal Treatment.” Then again, as there are entire TV channels devoted to edge-free “meet a prince” female wish-fulfillment fare, maybe they do. Apparently, Netflix is getting into that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bleeding out and needing a priest for one last “Confession”

So what does the sanctuary-set thriller “Confession” have that makes it stand out other movies with the same setting and similar “Father, I have sinned” messaging? Aside from being the longest 80 minutes of your January, 2022 movie-watching month? Stephen … Continue reading

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Marvin Lee Aday, aka Meat Loaf: 1947-2022, Rest in Power Chords, Big Guy

In the ’70s, city kids across America got the jump on the rest of us by falling into “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and discovering Meat Loaf ahead of the curve. On the screen, Marvin Lee Aday lights up that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Classic Cold War Comedy — “The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!” (1966)

Anyone who grew up during the first Cold War remembers “Duck and Cover” drills, the “Domino Theory,” the proven-accurate warnings of communist enslavement and the Red Baiting by a political party that would later come to embrace minoritarian rule and … Continue reading

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