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Daily Archives: March 12, 2023
Netflixable? A tale of love, and revenge on cops who want their “Jolly Roger”
My first name is of French origin and originally meant “fame” and “spear,” which…fits. But “Roger” has so many other meanings, fun and more fun. It’s radio parlance for “affirmative,” which has an interesting WWII etymology. Then there’s the slangy, … Continue reading
Movie Review: Horror reduced to “Ash and Bone”
The hallmarks of a D-movie are many, but often include the following. They’re usually horror films. And there’re always a couple of horror “names” in the cast, people whose credits include low-to-no-budget slasher, spatter and “dead teenager” movie credibility. In … Continue reading
A Perfect Short Film, Ripped from Every Weekend’s YouTube Headlines and Served Up by “Saturday Night Live”
The topicality, the writing, the Edward Hopper Stuck at Waffle House production design, the mayhem in pantomime. And the acting. Jenna Ortega’s most touching moment.
Series Review: “Lucky Hank” traps Oedenkirk in Academia
The academic turned Pulitzer-prize-winning novelist Richard Russo’s college-set comedy “Straight Man” becomes the latest Bob Oedenkirk AMC+ series, casting him as a writer/English dept. chair in mid-midlife crisis — “Lucky Hank.” It’s a droll comedy about witty, petty, self-absorbed academics, … Continue reading