Daily Archives: June 13, 2022

Movie Review: “Lightyear” never lightens up

It took “Toy Story 4” to prove to Disney and Pixar that maybe they should’ve let the trilogy end on a glorious high note, rather than milking it for one extra movie. But here is “Lightyear,” a spin-off adventure that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cam Gigandet gets “Blowback” when he picks Randy Couture for his Heist

A bank heist, “a case” snatched from a safe deposit box, a “stick to the plan” edict and a brutal, old-fashioned double-cross is the can’t-miss formula for the umpteenth thriller to be titled “Blowback.” Cam Gigandet, Randy Couture and Louis … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Kiddie Cartoon Indie Jones — “Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness”

“Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness” is a straight-up “Raiders of the Lost Ark” send-up about “embracing” your unique self because “Our differences are what make us special.” It’s a European production based on a comic book by Chris Grines, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Hemsworth and Teller face-off in Joseph Kosinski’s “Spiderhead”

Before “Top Gun: Maverick,” director Joseph Kosinski made “TRON: Legacy,” “Oblivion” and “Only the Brave.” It’s a filmography that is the epitome of “mixed-bag,” in terms of entertainment value, aesthetics and bottom line. But count “Spiderhead,” his latest collaboration with … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Is it time to renew our worship of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian?” (1979)

 Well slap me sideways and call me Jolson. I’d plum forgotten Our Lord John Cleese‘s first appearance in “Life of Brian” was in Blackface. The decision, this past week, for British cinemas to give up showing “The Lady of Heaven,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Emma’s in the mood for sex in “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”

A British widow of a certain age raids her savings and screws up her courage to hire a sex worker in “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande,” a dramedy that goes down easy thanks to the sexy-droll presence of Oscar … Continue reading

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