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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

Next screening? Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear consider the horrors of…”Men”

Buckley’s a widow persecuted and tormented over her late husband’s suicide in a patriarchal piece of Britannia that feels like the main plank on any “War on Women” party’s political platform. There or here. Writer-director Alex Garland broke out with … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Robert Redford IS “Jeremiah Johnson” (1972)

Sorry for the dated movie poster-styled headline. But as the silliest Twitter trend of last week was some youngling’s assertion that “I was this minutes old when I found out Robert Redford was ‘Jeremiah Johnson,’” one does feel the need … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The “Predator” prequel pitting the alien hunter against Native Americans is coming to Hulu

At one point, this 20th Century release was slated for theatrical, right? Am I misremembering that? Sure, it’s a no-stars/all action-VFX genre thriller. But cinema fans would show up, I dare say, if we’re not back in the middle of … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Lucy Hale flees drug smugglers in the desert, a “Borrego” chased by lobos

The setting and set-up are reliable, if a bit desert-southwest tried and true. The acting’s tolerable, the action beats good and the finale has a nice kick to it. Even taking into account the messy pieces of the plot, the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: The horrors facing and caused by “The Righteous”

June 10, making religion, and black and white cinema, scary again.

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Movie Review: Nothing much happens when you’re trapped in a “Spin State”

“Spin State” is a paranoid British thriller about a disturbed private eye who finds himself investigation a scientist who might have some clues about the source of his disturbance. But as we follow Kline (Jamie Robson) as he tails and … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Dr. Strange” prescribed another $61, “Firestarter” flames out at $3.8

A steep falloff didn’t mean the utter collapse of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” A $61 million weekend shows just how much you can get with a whopping 67% falloff, if the opening weekend is big enough. “Firestarter” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Doesn’t take much cash to film a “Ninja Badass”

“Ninja Badass” is a no-budget novelty, a midnight movie splatter comedy that kind of picks up where “The Foot Fist Way” left off. Writer-director and star Ryan Harrison mashes up kung fu sorcery — no character in it can keep … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Life After College is a test that you can “Cha Cha Real Smooth” — apparently.

A “party starter” played by a chap named Cooper Raiff finds love…Dakota Johnson? There’s a moony swooning period piece quality to it. Leslie Mann plays the too-understanding mom waiting for sonny boy to grow up and get a real job. … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan” looks at historic and modern Mongolia

The filmmakers who gave us the Southeast Asia/Then and Now documentaries “They Call It Myanmar” and “Angkor Awakens” move north for their latest film. “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan” gives us a summary of Mongolian history and samples … Continue reading

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