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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 Review: For the love of Allah, don’t summon “Kandisha”

“Kandisha” is not your run-of-the-mill demonic assault thriller. No movie that summons up a burka-clad Moroccan demon to avenge herself on toxic masculinity, that depicts animal sacrifice and an Imam performing an Islamic exorcism could be. Of course it’s French … Continue reading

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Next Screening? M. Night’s vacation from hell — “Old”

Kids grow up…so fast. Especially when they’re on the wrong beach without sunblock, or whatever the hell it is that’s aging them with or without SPF80.

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Netflixable? Beaus are like shoes. Look for that “A Perfect Fit”

“A Perfect Fit” is a light, schmaltzy Indonesian romance about superstitions and shoes. A shoe designer and a fashion blogger meet cute, but seem destined to marry wealthier, bullying partners who offer security and a lot of stress. What’s it … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer star in Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel”

He started his big screen career with “The Duelists.” Now Ridley Scott returns to that subject and another French period piece. Oct. 15 look for “The Last Duel.”

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Movie Review: Dutch Road Ragers are just the worst — “Tailgate (Bumperkleef)”

The villain is introduced in the first scene, a meticulous pest exterminator (“Ongedierteverdelger,” in Dutch) mercilessly hunting down a cyclist on a backroad in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and Dutch treats. He gets the drop on his quarry, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: This August, Neill Blomkamp goes “Demonic”

High tech horror from beyond the grave, August 20.

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Movie Preview: Old Guys kicking each other in the ‘nads — “Jackass Forever”

Stunts and pranks and injuries for laughs return October 22. Paramount uhhhh, raises the bar?

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Movie Preview: Making Music, and hit records, in Montserrat “Under the Volcano”

The Police, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Stones, Dire Straits and Jimmy Buffett singing “I don’t know where I’m a gonna go when the Volcano blow” are among those who made music in Beatles Svengali George … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Choose the circumstances of your birth over “Nine Days”

Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Arianna Ortiz and Bill Skarsgaard are among the stars of this provocative, atmospheric fantasy. This one opens July 30.

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Classic Film Review: “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” (1965)

The other night I was channel surfing and stumbled across a Chinese-made World War II film from 2018. “Air Strike” was a Sino-Japanese War thriller about daring Chinese aviators battling the aerial hordes of Japanese bombers that laid waste to … Continue reading

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