Daily Archives: July 12, 2022

Monty Norman, “Bond Theme” composer, dies at 94

The perfect, timeless tune that outlived Bond villains, Bond films and Bonds RIP, Monty Norman.

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Movie Preview: Another coming of age story from James Ponsoldt — “Summering”

Four girls find a body, and try to figure out who he is and what they should do about it over one magical/mysterious and “troubling” summer, in which they “come of age.” NOT a Stephen King take of the “Stand … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Vulcanologists Live and Die for their passion in “Fire of Love”

The trailers to the documentary “Fire of Love” play up the weirdness, the “obsession” of the husband and wife French vulcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, and suggest that they were dilletantes who died doing something they loved but perhaps didn’t … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Who wants to play “Bodies Bodies Bodies?”

Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Lee Pace and Rachel Sennott. Aug 5 and 12, theaters, then streaming platform, then that one. From A24. Need I say more? Trigger warning. F——g Pete Davidson’s in it.

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Netflixable? Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan and Ray Stevenson fret over a hostage soccer stadium — “Final Score”

A quick shout out here to the unheralded hero of many a movie, the casting director. That person is responsible for populating the background faces in group scenes, and in bringing in the right folks for smaller supporting roles. Not … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An All-Star rom-com about an Italian trip that goes sideways — “Spin Me Round

Allison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Alessandro Nivola, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker… A work trip to Italy turns romantic, and then goes ever so wrong. This looks edgy and fun, from IFC Aug. 19.

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Movie Review: “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” is so much bubbly, frothy fun that it makes you wonder how “feel good movies” ever got a bad name. Director Anthony Fabian and a team of co-writers make this glorious, feather-light period piece effortlessly … Continue reading

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Today’s DVD donation? A filmmaker digs into the story behind a landmark Uruguayan film that went “Straight to VHS”

The DVD cover is much more lascivious than the documentary it contains, or the tepid movie that inspired it, and apparently a generation of South American filmmakers who saw it and thought, “I can do that.” That’s what the Spanish … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Jamie Foxx, Dave Franco and Snoop are huntin’ vampires on the “Day Shift”

“John Wick” and “Kick Ass” folks are behind this amped up foul-mouthed action dramedy. Aug 12, y’all.

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