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.

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Next screening? Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy gets a Disney Rom Com treatment — “Rosaline”

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

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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

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Movie Preview: The trenches of World War I, recreated in Buffalo — “Bunker”

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.

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Movie Review: Dario Argento’s “Dark Glasses”

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

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BOX OFFICE: It’s “Smile” vs. “Lyle,” as “Amsterdam” underwhelms

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

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Movie Review: A Japanese soldier refuses to give up, “Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle”

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

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