Daily Archives: August 3, 2022

Movie Review: An animated film a few four-leaf clovers short of “Luck”

In the words of Simon Pegg‘s mother tongue and mother accent, what manner of “jobby-flavored fart lozenge” is this? Two Oscar winners in the cast, plus Pegg and Pixar’s good luck charm John Ratzenberger, and “Luck” turns out to have … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A Jew searches for “My Tree,” planted in Israel in his honor, and finds guilt and regret instead

It’s considered one of the most righteous acts on Earth, the simple planting of a tree. But can it be an act of destruction as well? The Canadian playwright and screenwriter (“After the Ball”) Jason Sherman ponders that question in … Continue reading

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Netflixable? If we “Don’t Blame it on Karma! (¿Qué culpa tiene el karma?),” who DO we blame for this laughless rom-com?

Two unutterably gorgeous Mexican actresses dressed in assorted sexy dresses are about all there is to recommend the perky but drab romantic comedy “Don’t Blame Karma!” Aislinn Derbez and Renata Notni play siblings, Sara and Lucy. A harmless “incident” in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: When “Predator” becomes “Prey”

“Prey,” the reincarnation of the “Predator” franchise in prequel form, is a straight-up old-fashioned B-movie, a Western dressed up with spaceship, cloaking device and alien hunter effects. A Native American take on the tale, it’s better than the worst of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Youtube Foodie Finds himself trapped on “The Andy Baker Tape”

“The Andy Baker Tape” is a film school textbook example of how much movie you can get out of virtually no money. It’s a “found footage” thriller knocked together by its writer/director-co-stars, Breta Lada and Dustin Fontaine, a tale of … Continue reading

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‘Batgirl’ Movie Axed at Warner Bros. – Variety

Kind of a big deal, and while it wasn’t supposed to be a big screen blockbuster, you don’t eat $90 million+ and not even show it on HBO Max if it’s great. What would Disney have done? Put it out … Continue reading

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Next screening? Let us “Prey”

Hulu has this Friday.

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Movie Preview: Bowie takes us into his “Moonage Daydream”

Gender bending, reinventing, never dominating music because he was much more about being ahead of the curve, of course he lured one of the great music documentary filmmakers to take on his story. Even beyond the grave the David Bowie … Continue reading

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