Daily Archives: February 18, 2022

Netflixable? A streaming service butchers a horror icon — “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

How terrible is this thing? Where oh where does one begin? Netflix’s brief and abortive “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” “requel” goes wrong before Leatherface loads up the saw with a fresh squirt of chain bar oil. The earliest victims are dispatched … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Restored, “The Unknown Man of Shandigor,” a Swiss Spy Spoof from 1967

The Cold War ’60s were the golden age of espionage thrillers and spy spoofs. And full disclosure here, you don’t find yourself sharing a name with a guy who played James Bond without seeing them all — the the good, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” a second trailer, a shark jumped

Relocate to South of France for a prequel, Downton turned over for film shoot, wrap everything up with this cast with a classic “out of ideas so let’s throw in ‘They’re making a movie here.’” Looks lush and fun and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Wu Assassins return for a “Fistful of Vengeance”

Netflix’s “Wu Assassins” return with their very own Bangkok misadventure movie in “Fistful of Vengeance,” a violent and cheesy follow-up to the TV series. Another “save the Earth” conundrum faces Tommy (Lawrence Kao), when all the skinny “smart one” wanted … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Tom Hanks is Col. Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis”

A full on “Moulin Rouge” era and genre bending take on The King. Remember, Col. Tom was a Dutchman who wouldn’t let Elvis tour overseas because of his shady past and immigration status. This, the accent. Tom Hanks in thick … Continue reading

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