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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

Movie Preview: Jillian Bell’s tragically lost her BFF and business partner, but “I’m Totally Fine”

Then the dead friend…comes back? A “second chance” at “having more fun with her?” Nov. 4.

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Movie Preview: A first look at “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Animated and out April 7, this “teaser” is more of a long clip to show us their visual approach. A lot of big names in it. And Chris Pratt.

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Movie Review: An odder, less funny “Odd Couple” — “Bromates”

The opening narration to “Bromates” — a lifeless and almost laughless laugher about two jilted-by-their-girlfriends dudes who move in together — raises expectations that the movie never delivers on. Because Snoop Dogg performs it. He shows up onscreen, as himself, … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Disney makes a film about the Mouse that Made Them — “Mickey: The Story of a Mouse”

This could be good. In terms of the creative process, warts and all, it’d be more authoritative if Disney hadn’t produced it’s own origin cartoon character story. But Nov 18, Disney+ serves it up.

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Movie Review: An all-star cast remembers better days in “Amsterdam”

Perhaps the pithiest way to describe the new serio-comic “Amsterdam” is “a hot mess.” Star-studded and stuffed with situations, characters and relationships, it starts with a breathless sprint as it introduces character upon character, scenes and settings on top of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” manages a smile

I never imagined “Lyle, Lyle Crocodile” could be as endearing at this. And with Gatorade as my witness, I never thought I’d see Oscar winner and former Bond villain Javier Bardem break out his singing voice and dancing shoes to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Disney serves up a moody Marvel “Werewolf by Night” Halloween tale

“Werewolf by Night” is a Marvel “special” for Disney that helps set up “monsters” in Marvel’s already cluttered superhero universe, a comic book adaptation meant as an homage to the classic monster films of the black and white cinema. As … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Storied Life of AJ Fikry” mopes its way towards Ordinary

Whatever pleasures the best-selling novel “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” offered readers are wrung out of it in its enervated adaptation to the big screen. It mopes along when it isn’t leaving out what seem to be whole passages, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: David Harbour is Santa this “Violent Night”

Pun titles are just the best, right? Harbour and John Leguizamo and Cam Gigandet in a story of Santa stopping an attempted kidnapping by mercenaries. Nice and nuts. Dec. 2

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Documentary Review: Family says a Long Goodbye to Dad before his Assisted Suicide — “Last Flight Home”

We’ve had plenty of time, thanks to the many scenes that precede it in “Last Flight Home,” to get used to the idea of how Eli Timoner plans to shake off this mortal coil. But a line, casually spoken by … Continue reading

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