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Netflixable? “The Keeping Hours”

You see as many horror movies as I do, you start to obsess on the one or two things the ones that work get right. A pet peeve? Actors who, because they’re not good at interacting with effects or can’t … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Nappily Ever After” is all about the hair

The buzz around the Netflix comedy “Nappily Ever After” swirls around Sanaa Lathan shaving her head on camera. As it should be. As an Atlanta ad exec, beauty accounts queen and physical appearance perfectionist, her drunken, broken-hearted tantrum with hair … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Middling reviews for “Clock,” passable ones for “Fahrenheit,””Life Itself” is trashed

I found Eli Roth’s direction of the lifeless “House with a Clock in Its Walls” to be inept, “House with a Clock in Its Walls” to be inept, showing him to be out of his depth on a kiddie horror … Continue reading

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Preview, “Solis” flings another astronaut in need of rescue at the sun

There’s no North American release date for this impressive looking two-hander starring Steven Ogg.’ I have of course given away why that is with that name. But “Solis” still looks to be an interesting variation on “Sunshine” and other pictures … Continue reading

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Preview, “Hunter Killer” might be more pertinent than you think

Adding Gary Oldman, after winning the Oscar, to what seems on first glance a standard issue Gerry Saves the World actioner — with submarines — makes me give this last trailer a chance. The rest of the cast — Common, … Continue reading

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Preview, “Wreck it Ralph 2” gets Rick-Rolled

The rush of researched and seemingly random elements of the Internet — spam, pop up ads, kitty videos and “Never Gonna Give You Up” — give the second trailer from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (“Wreck it Ralph 2”) its sizzle. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Fahrenheit 11/9”

He warned about the GOP War on Labor, years before the GOP “War on Women” was identified. He sounded the alarm about the gun manufacturer’s terrorist organization the NRA had morphed into, years before Russian money covered their bottom line. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The utter debacle of “Life Itself”

When TV writer/producers are lured to the big screen by some more-money-than-sense studio — Amazon, say — they tend to fail and fail big in a couple of very predictable ways. They try and cram in a TV season’s worth … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Where’s the Money” finds laughs in the Bro/frat-bro cultural divide

The title “Where’s the Money” leans into the “plot” of this Andrew Bachelor comedy about trying to get cash from a bank robbery stashed in a flophouse that has been turned into a frat house. Oldest “caper” comedy plot in … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Nazis return from the grave for “The Hatred”

Nazi rage against the rest of the human race lives on after death in “The Hatred,” a leaden horror film that takes more than its sweet time getting to whatever “terrifying” point it wants to make. A war criminal (Andrew … Continue reading

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