Daily Archives: November 26, 2022

Just Irene Cara (1959-2022), classing up a cheesy ’81 Oscar two-fer

Of course, the QUADRUPLE threat who just passed WON her Oscar for writing a song, not acting in a film, singing in a film and dancing in a film. She co-wrote the lyrics to “What a Feeling.”

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Movie Review: Daughter’s Mad for Madden, and saving Dad’s NFL career in “Fantasy Football”

When you’re forced to serve up cinematic cheese, a certain enthusiasm in the performance can atone for some of the sins of the screenplay. That’s the nice way to get into “Fantasy Football,” a kids’ movie about a tech nerd/gamer … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: Another “Wakanda” wipe out, “Strange World” Bombs

“Wakanda Forever” has yet to have a steep STEEP drop-off in interest and ticket sales. But if $55 million is all it manages over the five day “Thanksgiving” weekend, it’s easy to see it won’t be setting any serious” “all … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Noel Diary” barely breaks the Hallmark Holiday Formula

The characters are always alone and lonely, the leads are always lovely but bland, the settings snowy and the “secrets” nothing to summon gentleman detective Benoit Blanc over. But holiday romances of the Hallmark school — a market Netflix has … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Another Variation on “Girl with a Gun”

There have been several films titled “Girl with a Gun” or something very near that. It’s catchy, alliterative and tells you what you think you need to know in just a couple of words. There’s an attractive younger woman, and … Continue reading

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