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The voice on that World Series TV ad for Joe Biden?

I was wondering why my post about the recognizable (to me, anyway) voice on TV ad from last summer was blowing up this am. It’s because people weren’t recognizing the instantly recognizable voice on last night’s World Series ad unveiled … Continue reading

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Book Review: Val Kilmer’s intentionally, and unintentionally revealing memoir “I’m Your Huckleberry” is a fun read

Here’s a film star memoir that took me by surprise. Not that Val Kilmer’s “I’m Your Huckleberry” is all that confessional, or filled with gossip and Big Revelations. It’s not. But it’s a breezy, sometimes self-effacing, sometimes egotistical peek under … Continue reading

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Movie Review: In Russia, just call these brutish bros “Three Comrades”

Oh to be young, male, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic and alcoholic in modern day St. Petersburg. They are “Three Comrades” living in Putin’s Proud Boys Russia, a lawless land where men like them drift through young adulthood with no moral … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “The Mothman Legacy” lays out the claims, but doesn’t make much of a case

“The Mothman Legacy” is a soberly straightforward account of the 1960s Point Pleasant, West Virginia supernatural “creature” that spawned books and movies, most famously, “The Mothman Prophecies,” a 2002 feature which starred Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Debra Messing and Will … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Viola and Chadwick, an Oscar contender from Netflix.

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Movie Preview: “The Perfect Weapon”the doc about the North Korean Sony Hack

Seth Rogen, a comedy mocking a dictator and an international incident.

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Movie Review: “Medium Cool” paranoia for the Internet Age — “American Thief”

It’s cinematic ancient history now, but “Medium Cool” was a docudrama that caused quite a stir in its day. Haskell Wexler, a cameraman, took us inside the protests, riots and media circus that was the 1968 Democratic National Convention to … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Teen romance, Indonesian style — “Love Like the Falling Rain”

Sometimes in movie romances, Ilsa leaves Rick, Andie chooses rich Blane over true-blue Ducky and some poor woman ends up with Adam Sandler. And if it can happen in Hollywood, why not in Indonesia? “Love Like the Falling Rain” is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mackie dazzles in the time-traveling “Synchronic”

“Synchronic” is a time-travel thriller with high stakes and genuine pathos. And all of that is conveyed in a gripping performance by Anthony Mackie, who takes this too-rare leading man role to its emotional limits. The set-up is screwy and … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A body switch horror comedy “FREAKY”

“Freaky Friday” meets a serial killer. Sounds like a job for Vince Vaughn.

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