Daily Archives: June 15, 2022

Movie Preview: Netflix and Dakota Johnson take a shot at Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”

Quite the summer for Don and Melanie’s kid. This looks like Austen with a wink, and may work. Richard E. Grant and Henry Golding are in the supporting cast. Don’t recognize the hunk she swoons over. My favorite version of … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Farm raised lawyer yearns to take “The Road to Galena” back home

This is what happens when you let a guy doze off watching a “Green Acres” marathon. Jay O. Sanders might be the most famous face in “The Road to Galena.” Ben Winchell, Will Brittain and Aimee Teagarden are the leads. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Antonio Banderas puts on the Boots he was BORN to Wear — “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

Listen to the way Spain’s matinee idol hits his lines, the relish he brings to saying his name “Poooos in Boots.” Damn he’s funny in this part. Same with Salma Hayek, their latest greatest pairing? “The Last Wish” is “coming … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Manhattan’s landmark remembered via “Dreaming Walls: Inside the Hotel Chelsea”

The title is “Dreaming Walls,” so don’t dive into this documentary about New York’s famous — and infamous — Hotel Chelsea expecting a literal history lesson. Twelve stories of brick that opened on 23rd St. in 1884, it hosted Oscar … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Mel Gibson runs the bomb squad, Kevin Dillon’s the hacker/victim in the bomber’s “Hot Seat”

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Netflixable? “Heart Parade” is a rom-com that goes to the (Dachshund) Dogs

Interview enough actors or read enough actors’ autobiographies and you’ll run across what has to be their most common pet peeve. It’s a stage direction that everybody who steps onto a set and into the frame seems to hate. “OK, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “Poser” finds the quickest way into a “scene” — a Podcast

A shy young podcaster immerses herself in her local indie music scene as a way of finding herself and getting noticed in “Poser,” a mesmerizing immersion in music, a “scene” and the obsessions of a member of the “Hey everyone, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Ukrainian takes out Russians, one at a time — “Sniper: The White Raven”

This movie, set during the 2014 Russian invasion of Crimea and Donbass, seems to explain why Russian officers have limited shelf lives while on their “special operation, invading, murdering and raping their way across Ukraine. July 1, from Well Go … Continue reading

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