Daily Archives: September 18, 2022

Movie Preview: Netflix is HILARIOUSLY late to “The Black Phone” plot — “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone”

The trouble with stealing your plots from “The Twilight Zone” is that there’s always the chance that some member of the King family will beat you to the punch. Granted, “Black Phone” took things much further afield. But Oct. 5, … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: The Saddest Movie Ever Made? “On the Beach” (1959)

Most every cinema culture has produced movies guaranteed to make you cry — films about untimely death, a life that shrinks in old age, small tragedies and ones as great as the Holocaust. But for for sheer sadness, the deflating … Continue reading

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The Most Filmed SUV of the past 30 years? The Reliable and Iconic Jeep Cherokee (XJ)

I stopped to take a photo of this 1990s Jeep Cherokee because it appears to be the doorless afterlife of one of the two I owned in the ’90s and early 2000s. Then I remembered that a dark blue version … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Mia Wasikowska is a Grouper Groupie in the Oz film, “Blueback”

Every now and then, wonderful Wasikowska returns to her native Oz for a picture. This New Year’s release, based on a beloved Aussie novel, is about saving the grouper. One grouper, in particular. As somebody who interviewed Young Ms. Mia … Continue reading

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