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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

Netflixable? Henry Golding shines through “Monsoon”

Henry Golding gives his most laid-back, natural screen performance in “Monsoon,” a melancholy Vietnamese travelogue and romance. The “Crazy Rich Asians” and “The Gentleman” star plays Kit, a Vietnamese expat raised in Britain who has returned to the homeland he … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Capt. Kirk and Doc Brown have their “Senior Moment”

This March 26 comedy stars William Shatner as a leadfooted senior citizen who loses his license and may find love…if he can keep Jean Smart from taking up with “the artist” (Esai Morales). Shatner’s sidekick? Christopher Lloyd.

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Documentary Review: A Great Writer writes and remembers — “The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien”

One of America’s greatest writers, Tim O’Brien was well over a decade past his last published book when filmmaker Aaron Matthews started following him around, filming a documentary. O’Brien was into his ’70s, and stopped writing basically when his sons … Continue reading

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Netflixable? An Indian remake of “The Girl on the Train,” set in the UK

This production makes an almost instant hash of “The Girl on the Train,” a novel turned into a Hollywood thriller starring Emily Blunt a few years back. Heavy-handed, with hammy acting, silly and soap operatic, struggling to keep the plot … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC

It’s a Tom & Jerry cartoon, so we’re not splitting the atom here. Besides, I’m pretty sure Jerry split that sucker over Tom’s noggin back in the ’50s, when they were at MGM. The “Tom & Jerry” movie is, first … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A first look at Disney and Pixar’s “Luca”

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Next screening? “Tom & Jerry,” the movie

Let’s see how this works out. Warner Brothers sent a screener in the wee hours of the morning, and I know from past experience that their screener system is one of limitless limitations (Smart TVs…and Android phones? WTF?). But it … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry”

Wise is the pop star who knows how to preserve a little mystery about themselves, even in the age of “over-sharing” and the microscope that is social media. Her most obsessed fans can find out bits of this and that. … Continue reading

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“Mortal Kombat” red band trailer sets viewership records

Yes, this looks as generically “contest” oriented as way too many martial arts thrillers and a lot of video game adaptations as well. But this R Rated run through the XBox or Playstation but not Wii of gamefan’s wet dreams … Continue reading

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Movie Review: More facets of the Opioid crisis underscore this thriller — “Crisis”

“Crisis” is an opioid thriller that comes out on the heels of “Body Brokers,” more of an explanatory drama about the other end of this pharmaceutical calamity — addiction’s rehab racket. “Body” angles to be a “Blow” on this broader … Continue reading

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