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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: Roku tries its hands at a “reality” based Rom-Com — “Meet Me in Paris”

Feb. 10, a streaming service does a sort of “Bachelor/Bachelorette” set-up “couples” romance by parking the young and relationship-hungry in Paris, City of Light, City of Loooooooooove. Looks different.

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Movie Review: J Lo and Josh face-off, and face pirates in a “Shotgun Wedding”

Wow. SO dumb. Who wants to see Jennifer Lopez get married? Again? In a “Shotgun Wedding,” no less? Kind of tasteless, too, right? I mean, who thinks a tropical wedding party taken hostage at a Filipino resort is promising fodder … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Keaton and Sarandon, Gere and Macy cheating, surprising and teasing rom-com — “Maybe I Do”

All Diane Keaton and William H. Macy need to justify an assignation, cheating on Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon, is a cheap motel, a bucket of chicken, a six pack, cable porn and no “Bible” in the room. Cheaters have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Oedenkirk’s a cheater/painter who sees “Life Upside Down” thanks to COVID

“Life Upside Down” is a pleasant enough and appropriately downbeat “COVID Lockdown Comedy” of no particular consequence. As there have been so many rom-coms set during the height of the “shelter in place” era, it’s difficult to find something fresh … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Monaghan’s a Mom who will do anything for her Boy who Craves “Blood”

A boy of about nine has been bitten by his mad dog, and badly injured. He has a seizure at the hospital and his nurse mother is wracked with worry. She rushes to his side when he he wakes up, … Continue reading

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Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards

Love for “Elvis,” less than expected for “Top Gun Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water,” just my first thought–seat of the pants take on this AM’s Oscar nominations. “Everything Everywhere all at Once” led all nominees, grabbing recognition on … Continue reading

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Twas the Night before Oscar Nominations…

And all through the land, haters of “Top Gun” put their heads in the sand. Not a “She Said” vote was ventured, nary an “Avatar” was panned. Short Round’s the new Olivier, Poitier too. Yeoh’s a cinch, Jamie Lee will … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A fresh trailer for “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”

Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine and support vs that rascal Hugh Grant villain. The tone seems right, flippant and swashbuckling. March.

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Documentary Review: “Filmmakers for the Prosecution” worked to Convict Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials

At the end of World War II, members of the film unit of the OSS — the Office of Strategic Services, precursor to the CIA — were put to work hunting down every scrap of film footage they could gather … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: There is but one “In the Heat of the Night (1967),” accept no substitute

“In the Heat of the Night” is one of those classics that does not fade in the memory. Yes, it’s a thriller with a murder mystery at the heart of it. But “whodunnit” is immaterial to the film’s thrills, and … Continue reading

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