Daily Archives: November 20, 2022

BOX OFFICE: “Wakanda” eats “The Menu” for lunch, “The Chosen” gives Jesus a BO Hit

“Wakanda Forever” took a steep dive on its second weekend, but still racked up another $67 million and change. No it won’t match “Black Panther” numbers, not by quite a bit. But a blockbuster is a blockbuster, post pandemic. Disney … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Few, The Proud, and sometimes Gay — “The Inspection”

We’ve seen decades of boot camp movies over the decades, most taking their cue from 1957’s “The D.I.,” with Jack Webb playing the titular Marine Corps drill instructor. More recently, the bar was set by R. Lee Ermey in “Full … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Armenia’s extraordinary Oscar submission — “Aurora’s Sunrise”

One of the best films ever made about the Armenian Genocide tells the story of one of the first survivors to make it to America. It’s titled “Aurora’s Sunrise,” and it uses different media, bending film genres to relate one … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Nicolas Cage does Westerns “The Old Way”

Seems like every time he reminds us of how good he is, Nic Cage goes right back to doing B-or-C pictures. The wardrobe and (in one shot) fake mustache give this one away. Could be good. Maybe not. We’ll see.

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Movie Review: The Slowest Thriller in the History of Blighty — “The Pay Day”

Apologies to anyone at the roll-your-eyes “Here he goes again” stage of reading my familiar gripe, lament and rant about where too many thrillers come up short — pacing. But here I go again. “The Pay Day” is a a … Continue reading

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