Daily Archives: July 23, 2022

Movie Preview: “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” a first look at the sequel

Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Djimon Hounsou try to class up the most childish and lighthearted superhero franchise’s second installment. Yeah, cutting the trailer to an Eminem tune gives him “edge.” Not a bad niche to go for, kid friendliest … Continue reading

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That song Michael Wincott covers in “Nope?”

Wincott sounds like a lifetime of hard living and bad omens singing it in the movie. Here’s that hepcat Sheb Wooley showing us how it sounded originally.

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Movie Preview: “John Wick Chapter 4,” teased at Comic Con

March, 2023. “Nobody can kill everyone. Not even you.” Wanna bet? I think he’s still pissed about the dog. Just a theory. Fishburne and Reddick and Donnie Yen and Bill Skarsgård and Clancy Brown and Rina Sawayama and Hiroyuki Sanada … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Ben & Jody (Filosofi Kopi 3)” fight murderous clear-cutters in Indonesia

Westerner weighing in on this Around the World with Netflix thriller from Indonesia. Guys, maybe titling your picture, or letting Netflix retitle it “Ben & Jody” isn’t the most butch move you could have made. It’s like titling a macho, … Continue reading

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Baz Luhrmann’s greatest hit, and great contribution to humanity? “Don’t Forget the Sunscreen”

I was chatting with a young blood/employee at the Florida marina where I live, and he started kvetching about his indifference to wearing Coppertone, Banana Boat or my choice in sunblock, Neutragena. “Young blood,” says I. “Don’t forget the sunscreen.” … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Nope” rounds up $44, “Thor” adds $22, “Crawdads” singing a $10 million tune

Pandemic or poor buzz, based on its cryptic trailers and “Not everyone’s going to love this” reviews — or filmgoers leery of checking in for another self-indulgent “Us” ride — “Nope” is opening 36%/$20-25 million lower than Jordan Peele’s last … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Catfishing his kid? “I Love My Dad”

Sometimes you wonder if every over-40 white dude in America needs Lil Rel Howery as a confidante, the best friend willing to be the one to tell Your Average White Man “You’re outta your damned mind” when the need arises, … Continue reading

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That weird Golden Oldie tucked into “The Gray Man” — “Silver Bird”

Remember how cute it was that Chris Pratt’s hero in “Guardians of the Galaxy” totes around a mix tape from his late mother? Planet to planet, stolen ship to shoot-out — all set to tunes like “Hooked on a Feeling” … Continue reading

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