Daily Archives: May 12, 2022

Movie Preview: Sydney Park, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Teen love, “First Love”

Diane Kruger and Jeffrey Donovan play sympathetic parents, but people with their own problems, in this June 17 release. Love the tone. Serious. Romantic. Teenage longing confronted by harsh leaving-for-college reality.

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Next screening? “Chip’n Dale’s Rescue Rangers Movie”

Full disclosure, when I think of Chip and Dale I usually wish they were as funny as the Looney Goofy Gophers Mac and Tosh over at Warner Brothers. I don’t know when this “Roger Rabbit ish” (live action and all … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Gloria Estefan’s a mother, but Andy Garcia is this “Father of the Bride”

Perfectly good comedy to update every generation. This is a Miami set version with a lot of modern touches — the parents of the Bride are in couples counseling — and there’s a laugh or two on the trailer. Probably … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Laughs are hard to find in this Spanish “Perfect Family (La familia perfecta)”

The set-up has “can’t miss” built into it. A “posh,” educated and upper class family’s son falls for a brassy, sexy and gauche exercise instructor. His buttoned-down, everything-just-so Mom finds herself forced to deal with unsophisticated and less-than-hygienic potential in-laws … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shouting at the screen won’t help “The Last Victim,” or the hack who made it

In the early going of “The Last Victim,” I figured my review was going to focus on the one thing every thriller that doesn’t work has in common — the lack of urgency. But dawdling when it should be quick-marching … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” a fond farewell?

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” has the feeling of a grand curtain call for Britain’s most beloved PBS export. Sunnier and funnier than the previous “Downton” film, it bestows amusing moments and lines on every loyal cast member, enough screen … Continue reading

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