Daily Archives: July 30, 2022

Netflixable? A Sham Marriage, a belated romance — “Purple Hearts”

If a tidal wave of Christmas romances and parade of second-chance-at-love pictures were no giveaway, “Purple Hearts” should be the Netflix warning shot that makes its point. “We’re COMING for you, Hallmark Channel!” A marriage-of-convenience dramedy about a Marine who … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Super-Pets” wins by default, “Nope” falls off, “Thor” and “Minions” stick around

A decent Thursday followed by a just-brisk-enough Friday ($9.3 million Thursday night/Friday) points to “DC League of Super-Pets” opening on the soft side of expectations — $23 million or so, per Deadline.com. Box Office Pro is still saying $25, and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Sir Michael, Ben Foster, Sophie Lowe, Til Schweiger and Matthew Goode go “Medieval”

Sept. 9, a piece “inspired by true events” from Czech history hits screens. Helluva cast. That Michael Caine just keeps going. No retirement for him. Treasure him while you can.

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Movie Review: Caine, Headey and Rita Ora do Modern Day Dickens, with Jude Law’s son as “Twist”

Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” is dressed up as a modern day graffiti artist in the income-inequality London of today in “Twist,” a contemporary take on the tale which — our narrator/hero promises — “won’t ‘ave no singin’” or dancing. And … Continue reading

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