Monthly Archives: September 2022

Movie Review: A Livestreaming Goofball meets his found-footage match in “Deadstream”

“Deadstream” is a genial-enough send-up of “found footage” horror, a gory comedy built around a grating streaming TV stunt host whose latest clickbait is a night spent in a haunted house. As Shawn Ruddy, host of “Wrath of Shawn” videos … Continue reading

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“Big Short” and “Don’t Look Up” director makes fake “Chevron Ad”

Adam McKay takes a shot at Big Oil in this 1:49 second environmental satire.

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Movie Review: A story of divorce, wildlife smuggling and animal training in Oman — “The Falconer”

“The Falconer” is an engaging account of a true story that manages to be uplifting despite a seriously unsavory wildlife smuggling and selling element. Set in Oman, this tale of two friends — one Middle Eastern, the other a Westerner … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A rural “urban legend” returns — “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn”

There isn’t much mystery or suspense in “Jeepers Creepers: Reborn,” a horror movie whose characters are wholly aware there have been three other films based on this rural Deep South “urban legend.” A bunch of them even cosplay the demon … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Chalamet’s here, “Bones and All”

Moody, sinister and tense. Leonard C. does that for you, and your movie trailer. The film looks good, too. Nov. 18.

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Movie Preview: Ethan Hawke and Ewan McGregor play half brothers — “Raymond and Ray”

It takes a funeral to bring these two together. Apple TV has this one. Looks fun.

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Movie Preview: A Clair Denis romance, with sketchy side issues, in a combat zone — “Stars at Noon”

Margaret Qualley lands a starring role, playing a journalist who meets and tumbles into a shady operator played by Joe Alwyn. It’s from A24, so we pretty much know it’s going to be good.

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Movie Review: A Dark Spanish Thriller about being Overweight in the Land of Pork Lovers — “Piggy”

Writer-director Carlota Pereda’s “Piggy” is a genre-busting, expectations-defying thriller about a morbidly-obese teen whose has her revenge on those who label her “Cerdita” (little pig.). Only it’s not a straight-up vengeance story, even though bloody enough to fit under the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Witch oh the witch oh the witches are back — “Hocus Pocus 2”

The Sanderson sisters are back, summoned by a couple of modern day Salem teens who cast a “help our intentions manifest” spell. But the ladies require supplies for whatever they get up to in “Hocus Pocus 2.” Eldest sister Winnifred … Continue reading

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Ryan Reynolds’ looooong courtship of Hugh Jackman is consummated

About damned time. Get a room, you two.

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