Daily Archives: February 23, 2022

Movie Preview: World War III is going on and on, but Noomi Rapace is on the case — “Black Crab”

So who are the Scandinavian commandoes fighting up there near the Artic Circle in this mid-apocalyptic thriller? Maybe Russians? March 18, on Netflix.

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Movie Preview: Even the tourists should know better than to drop in on the island “Offseason”

This March 11 thriller from RLJE and Shudder is about going home because “Your mama’s grave has been vandalized,” and realizing that hell’s bells, there’s a way on but not way OFF this island. I can’t be the first to … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Finding romance in Thailand goes digital — “AI Love You”

There’s a little “ick factor” that nestles itself into the heart of today’s Around the World with Netflix venture, the sci-fi action rom-com “Ai Love You.” This Thai film expects us to root for a machine that’s taken over a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Dreamworks animated critters like being “The Bad Guys”

Yeah, we also recognize the distinctive vocal stylings of Sam Rockwell in this April 22 release. Sam makes this trailer fun and tasty. But then there’s Awkwafina, Zazie Beetz, Richard Ayoade, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos and Alex Borstein.

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Documentary Review: A filmed endorsement of a “controversial” Autism treatment — “Let Me Be Me”

“Let Me Be Me” is an upbeat documentary biography of Philadelphia fashion designer Kyle Westphal. We see him at Drexel University, prepping dresses and the like for his college program’s senior collection. We feel Kyle’s enthusiasm and attention to detail … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Foo Fighters sign up for slaughter at “Studio 666”

If you love Foo Fighters and have a soft spot for the “splattertoons” corner of horror, you won’t want to miss “Studio 666.” No, it’s not very good. None of these guys are actors and the chap they hired to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pity the fools who financed “Big Gold Brick”

Maybe an hour or an hour and a half into “Big Gold Brick,” the thought struck me that somebody must really love actor-turned-first-time-feature-director Brian Petsos. But who exactly loved him enough to let him make this pointless, aimless, endless indulgence … Continue reading

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