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About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine

Netflixable? “Bartkowiak,” a Polish MMA thriller that flatlines, almost from the start

As MMA has supplanted “the sweet science” of boxing in the sporting world, so the MMA melodramatic thriller has replaced “the fight picture” as a genre staple. Everything we see in the Polish made-for-Netflix thriller “Bartkowiak” we’ve seen in half … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ex-Con tries to revive his lost love — “Lorelei”

Pablo Schreiber makes the most of a rare leading man turn as a biker and ex-con who dives into an instant family with “Lorelei.” Schrieber (“Orange is the New Black,” “Den of Thieves,” “13 Hours”) is playing yet another tough … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Jungle Cruise” chases $33, “Green Knight” over $6.5, “Stillwater” over $4

Another OK but pandemic depressed weekend at the box office is shaping up as Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” dominates, “”Old” falls off 60% and “Black Widow” lingers at around $6. The $32-33 million that Dwayne Johnson’s latest is pulling is is … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Driver and Hayek, Irons and Gaga, Pacino and Leto star in Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci”

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Movie Review: Gawain is tested by “The Green Knight”

If you were raised and educated in English, chances are you have at least a passing acquaintance with the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This chivalric romance comes up in any class that goes back to “Beowulf,” … Continue reading

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Hard times in Raccoon City, “Resident Evil” land?

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Movie Nation, spreading quality movies on DVD, all over the Atlantic Coast Conference

So anyway, I have this Roger Appleseed thing I do on the endless Nomadland road trip that is my life. I donate DVDs I review to whatever public library I pass on my travels. Plant City Fla. to Danville VA, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Matt Damon wants to prove “Stillwater” runs deep

Matt Damon makes a most convincing Oklahoman in a china shop in “Stillwater,” co-writer/director Tom McCarthy’s wholly fictional tale of an American coed locked up by a European justice system and the father who tries to help. The story resembles … Continue reading

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Let’s see “Stillwater” in Winston Salem’s arthouse, shall we?

Focus Features didn’t make this available to me pre release, the fraidy cats. So I’m catching it on the fly in an artsy cinema in the artsiest city I ever lived in, Winston Salem NC. It’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Netflixable? JCVD goes “Oui, oui Wheeeee” as “The Last Mercenary”

This, my friends, is the way to walk off into the action hero sunset. Jean-Claude Van Damme, kicking ass and doing splits, donning disguises and having a few laughs at his own expense. Pontificating like a pugilist/prophet, a sage for … Continue reading

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