Daily Archives: July 2, 2022

The Inscrutable Screen Immortality of Joe Turkel — 1924-2022

Joseph “Joe” Turkel of Brooklyn, New York, made well over 100 appearances on film and TV, more if you add in video games. He died last week at the ripe old age of 94, a character actor who appeared in … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Holocaust photographers capture furtive images of “the final solution” “From Where They Stood (À pas aveugles)”

As World War II ground to its brutal conclusion, Germans and their occupied country collaborators hastily burned, blew up and buried as much of the evidence of “The Final Solution,” their mass internment and murder of European Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Minions” make millions as they rise to $116-$130m July 4 Weekend

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” ate up over $10 million Thursday night, added another $38 million Friday and seems to be rolling to a $100 million weekend, $116-130 million by end of business Monday, July 4. By comparison, Pixar’s “Lightyear” … Continue reading

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“Minions” move to a Boomer Groove — The musical needle-drop laughs of “The Rise of Gru”

Steve Carell gave away the game about “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” during his interview with Seth Meyers the other night. It’s not just a movie for kids and their parents, but “grandparents” might give some thought to volunteering to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The one Black guy who missed “Get Out” becomes “The Summoned”

Screenwriter Yuri Baranovsky and director Mark Meir don’t go to any trouble at all in hiding their appreciation for, homage to and theft from Jordan Peele’s blockbuster, “Get Out.” So it’d be remiss of me to not talk about the … Continue reading

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