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Movie Review: A Ride Share nightmare of comic/demonic consequence — “Driven”

“Driven” is the sort of comic thriller you root for, but one you’re hoping turns out better than it does. It’s “Collateral” in a ride-share, “Collateral” meets oh — “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” even though the supernatural menace isn’t vampires. … Continue reading

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“Labyrinth” Sequel now in the hands of “Doctor Strange” director

Hard to believe Scott Derrickson got his start with “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” I mean, it was a fine film, but who knew he’d be an effects driven blockbuster king? This sequel idea has been around for years. Jim … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Mutiny of the Worker Bees (Rebelion de los Godinez)”

Here are the two jokes that work in “Rebelión de los Godínez (Mutiny of the Worker Bees),” an antic piñata colored-workplace farce from Mexico. The hero, played by Gustavo Egelhaaf, has just asked a pretty office mate (Anna Carreiro) to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Accompanist” hits one wrong note after another

Broadly-acted, brutally boring and downright bizarre, “The Accompanist” lands like a 7-chord pounded with a sledgehammer. It’s a romantic mystery that ineptly blends ballet, an abusive relationship and the supernatural, often with groan-out-loud effect. Writer-director and star Frederick Keeve is … Continue reading

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“Ozark” turn lands Esai Morales the “Mission: Impossible” villain role

“Scheduling conflicts” forced the very busy Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”) to give up the bad guy lead in “MI:7.” Esai Morales, dazzling as the first heavy on Netflix’s “Ozark,” makes an apt replacement. https://t.co/4A8ouBqKAA https://twitter.com/THR/status/1265161264701083648?s=20

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So is Spielberg a part of The Lincoln Project? Ken Burns?

The only thing that’s “attack ad” in the Memorial Day offerings from Republican anti-Trump group is the glaring contrast thrown on the table when you start talking about honor, sacrifice, saving the republic, empathy and intelligence and imply those are … Continue reading

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Documentary preview: “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich”

The dirt, the cover-up, the conspircacy. This guy is going to be the subject of many docs. The first of many? Netflix has it, May 27

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Movie Preview: Spike Lee’s “Back to Vietnam” drama, “Da 5 Bloods”

Chadwick Boseman stars, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo and Isaiah Whitlock Jr. are in support, and the Spike Lee brand of mixing historical context news footage into the visuals returns for this tale of remembrance, loyalty, taking stock and reckoning. Oh, … Continue reading

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Animated Preview: Pixar Sparkshort “Out” — a short film about coming out

Has it been banned in Russia, and uh Alabama yet? Interesting topic for an animated short, ten years after “It gets better.”

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“It Happened One Night” — The Alternate Ending?

Rewatching the Capra, Colbert and Clark classic I’m reminded of an old Frank story about the way the movie MIGHT have turned out. The runaway heiress is thrown together with the dipsomaniacal reporter on the bus from Miami. They get … Continue reading

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