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Daily Archives: October 8, 2022
Movie Preview: Netflix makes a comedy about the last video store in the chain that they killed — “Blockbuster”
How meta is that? Not “Facebook” Meta, but…meta. Randall Park? Funny. JB Smoove? Funny. The young and funny and cute surround them. Nov. 3.
Ok, it’s Disney owned Twentieth Century/Hulu project. And there’s a hint of Netflix teen Rom com edge to it. Jokey, flippant, combining plays and eschewing the Bard’s poetry. Cute. With a gay BFF and an f bomb. It premieres as … Continue reading
Classic Film Review: A Canadian Gem from Kershner and Robert Shaw, “The Luck of Ginger Coffey” (1964)
Images that stick in the mind in “The Luck of Ginger Coffey,” an Irish immigrant’s tale set and shot in a wintry Montreal, often involve the snow, the icy streets. Robert Shaw was not yet a big star. He’d played … Continue reading
This cast isn’t household names, the behind the camera talented somewhat unheralded as well, and the look? This can’t be the first time someone thought of Buffalo as *No man’s land.” Sorry. Too easy. Look for “Bunker” early next year.
There’s got to be some truth to the myth that the phrase “an acquired taste” was first applied, in Italian, to that guru of gore Dario Argento and eventually translated into English. Which makes his latest, “Dark Glasses,” something of … Continue reading
Kids movies opening during the school year typically don’t do much business on “preview” Thursday nights. So let’s make as much out of the low numbers “Lyle Lyle Crocodile” scored this Thursday. And Deadline.com, the best source for early box … Continue reading
Tales of Japanese soldiers who refused to surrender at the end of World War II long ago entered the realm of legend, and even became a punchline as the decades passed and the myth of the “fanatics” still holding out … Continue reading