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Movie Review: Portman goes spacey as “Lucy in the Sky”

“Lucy in the Sky” is a Lifetime Original Movie-style melodrama puffed up into a would-be “Gravity,” a “serious” movie with the weight of an Oscar contender. It’s been over-thought, over-scripted and over-directed into something spacey, ethereal and trippy by the … Continue reading

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Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman?

Seems a tad on the nose, which is why many of us thought, “ure. I can totally see that.” She can be scary, although action is outside her normal range. Via Variety Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’ … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Traumatized vets seek inner peace via alternative medicine in “From Shock to Awe”

The statistics are shocking. In the decades of commitment to the “War on Terror,” millions have served, and a whopping twenty percent of those who have say they suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the experience. Twenty-two veterans a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A graphic novel comes to life, in Dutch, as “Bloody Marie”

This Nov. 1 release (VOD soon after) is about an alcoholic comic artist who loses it in her journey into Amsterdam’s dark side. “Sin City” and “Terminal” lurid, Susanne Wolff has the title role.  

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Movie Review: Run and hide “Sunday Girl”

Blondie fans will remember the “Sunday Girl,” whom Deborah Harry described thusly in song. “I know a girl from a lonely street Cold as ice cream but still as sweet…Live in dreams Sunday girl.” In Peter Ambrosio’s witty, biting and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Robert Downey Jr. talks to the animals as “Dolittle”

Good to see a fine actor take on meatier roles once he’s made bank wearing a metal flying suit.

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BOX OFFICE: “Joker” runs wild, $55 million on its SECOND weekend, “Addams Family” snaps up $30+

So it opens at over $96, and you’ve got to figure, “Well, it’ll lose 55-60% of that on its second weekend, right?” No, “Joker” did not. A $55 million weekend is a mere 42.5% (or so) drop from weekend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crawford’s “Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music” has a movie in it

As a non-fiction fan as a reader, a lifelong history buff and somebody who considers period pieces my favorite film genre, I rarely read a show biz history book without my mind wandering to the question, “Is there a movie … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Brazilian lad learns about “kissing” in the gay rom-com, “Cousins”

Yeah, I went for an Elvis “Kissing cousins” joke there. But this coming out/coming of age Nov. 1 release could be funny, and should be an eye-opening state-of-gay rights/acceptance in Brazil foreign language farce.

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“Saturday Night Live” pays tribute to The Sesame Street (DC) Universe”

𝘗𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦. #SNL pic.twitter.com/Q45eJzQuEm — Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 13, 2019

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