Daily Archives: February 16, 2022

Movie Preview: Chris Pine is ex-military, now “The Contractor”

Kiefer Sutherland is their recruiter, Ben Foster and Pine are Army guys put out to pasture with bills to pay. They’re “contractors,” the euphemism for “mercenaries.” Looks tense. And with Pine announced as leading another “Star Trek” installment onto the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “Dream Tax” auditor takes a trippy trip to “Strawberry Mansion”

“Strawberry Mansion” is a quirky, cheap DIY-looking sci-fi parable about a future when dreams are being taxed, and some villainous successor to Google or Facebook has figured out a way to inject “product placement” into those dreams. It takes place … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Grand, Gorgeous “Cyrano” that doesn’t forget the tears

It can seem that there have been as many film versions of “Cyrano de Bergerac” as there are stage productions of Edmond Rostand’s timeless romance. I can remember animated ones and bloody ones, witty ones and Cyranos set in high … Continue reading

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Next screening? Channing Tatum escorts a cute war “Dog”

I dare say YouTube had a hand in greenlighting and titling this potentially cute and heartwarming tale, the movie Channing Tatum got to make when Marvel turned him down, to hear him tell it. What’s huge on YouTube? Dog videos. … Continue reading

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Today’s DVD donation? “Abigail Harm” moved to Winter Park

Tony, monied, upscale and posh Winter Park is the high rent district/suburb of Orlando. I lived here for several years before moving to the coast. Winter Park, being monied and almost Biblically prideful, designed itself a library and adjacent events … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Gay Dutch writer searches for herself in “Anne+”

“Anne +,” titled “Anne+ : the Film” on Netflix, is a Dutch journey of queer self-discovery that travels the vast distance between point A and point B. Yes, that’s sarcasm. It’s another light dip into a gay culture, this one … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Uncharted” travels the primrose path to tedium

Tom Holland the laws of physics both take a licking and keep on ticking in “Uncharted,” Sony’s big screen adaptation of the Sony video game starring Sony’s Spider-Man. Holland’s kinetic turn as the young pickpocket/historian and bartender turned adventurer is … Continue reading

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