Author Archives: rogerinorlando

Next screening? “ABOMINABLE”

The first wide release kiddie cartoob of the fall? It’s my Saturday outing. “Abominable” opens Sept. 27. Advertisements

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Documentary Review: “Always in Season” digs into what might have been a modern-day lynching

For several years, just outside of Monroe, Georgia at a bridge on Moore’s Ford Road, they’ve been reenacting a horrific moment from the area’s past. On the anniversary of a 1946 lynching, black actors playing the four victims (one a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

BOX OFFICE: “Downton Abbey” blows up, and in a good way — $33 million opening weekend

As I said Thursday, pre-sales of “Downton Abbey” opening weekend tickets suggested a much MUCH bigger opening than the West Coast experts, working off market research provided by the studio and their own hunches, were saying. Variety, Deadline and Box … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Review: “Golden Boy” harks back to a Not-Golden age in Queer Cinema

Judas Priest, what CENTURY was “Golden Boy” filmed in? I don’t have to ask when it was conceived, as that is obvious and the answer is “In Ancient Times.” This injuriously eye-rolling gay coming-of-age melodrama harks back to the early … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Netflixable? Thora Birch and Chris Klein are in it for “The Competition”

Thora Birch (“Ghost World”) and Chris Klein (“American Pie”) are pretty far removed from their ’90s teen cinema heyday. But “The Competition,” a rom-com that pairs them up, has a hint of that era about it, even if it is … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Preview: Blake Lively needs Jude Law to help her form “The Rhythm Section”

Whatever the title suggests, this is a classic “January thriller.” There’s revenge and conspiracy, stars but not “box office” stars. Mark Wahlberg used to own January with pictures like this, action and violence as counter programming to the “awards season” … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Review: “Villains” hangs on one of the great bad guys

“Good villains make good thrillers,” Hitchcock supposedly declared. And if there is better proof of his thesis in a world where Alan Rickman is no longer with us than “Villains,” I can’t think of it. Jeffrey Donovan of “Burn Notice” … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

BOX OFFICE: “Downton” set to drown “Rambo” in tea, “Ad Astra” should underwhelm

I had to catch “Rambo: Last Blood” on opening night Thursday night, to a largely empty theater. But just outside the Regal Winter Park 20, long one of the busiest cinemas in the Regal empire, the scene was straight out … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment

Movie Review: Please oh please let this truly be “Rambo: LAST Blood”

What an odd place Sly Stallone has taken John Rambo in his dotage. In “Rambo: Last Blood,” the traumatized VietNam vet, always reluctant to fight, efficient quasi-psychotic killing machine never daunted by the odds, is a retiring horse farmer on … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | 6 Comments

Movie Preview: In Alfre Woodard’s prison, “Clemency” is a rare thing

Saw this attached to a Neon release last summer. Could not track a copy down to share. Until now. Awards buzz for the Great Alfre Woodard?

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Leave a comment