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Movie Review: Henry Cavill, from Superman to “Night Hunter”

“Night Hunter” is a blind date of a thriller, the sort of movie you describe in vague “Well, it’s interesting” terms, words like “surprising” figuring into the sales pitch. Of course, “warped” works, too. And “twisted.” “Cracked and incoherent” fit … Continue reading

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What happened to “Blinded by the Light?”

If they gave out Oscars for best trailer of the summer, my pick would be “Blinded by the Light.” The Pakistani kid inspired out of his downtrodden life by the music of The Boss hit all the right buttons, climaxing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Arterton dazzles in “Vita & Virginia”

The famous writer fixed the critically-acclaimed writer with a look, maybe with a hint of pout and about it. And the critical darling, Virginia Woolf, lured by “her voluptuousness,” if perhaps a tad jealous of her success, of her aristocratic … Continue reading

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Box Office: “Good Boys” show up “Booksmart,” “Angry Birds” fade, “Blinded by the Light” left in the dark, “47 Meters” hits its mark

A big Thursday night was the tip off. Universal’s intense multi month marketing campaign for “Good Boys,” hyped by fanboy reviews, had lots of folks in theaters for opening night. A $2 million+ Thursday led to a good Friday and … Continue reading

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RIP Peter Fonda, 1940-2019 Captain America from “Easy Rider,” award winner for “Ulee’s Gold”

A great villain in “The Limey.” Henry Fonda’s son, Jane Fonda’s sister, Bridget Fonda’s dad. He made one of the great Florida movies, “Ulee’s Gold,” which was the only occasion I had the chance to interview him. He mastered beekeeping … Continue reading

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Kareem on Bruce Lee, and Quentin T.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote this “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” take for THR. https://t.co/DDMnR7wdIL https://twitter.com/kaj33/status/1162398315318636544?s=17

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Preview, “The Death of Dick Long” shows “good, clean fun” gone wrong in Red State America

A dark redneck comedy of the sort the Coen Brothers might have pulled off, in their youth.

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Preview, A documentary filmmaker and his family, refugees on the run from the Taliban, “Midnight Traveler”

This Hassan Fazili Sundance Award winner opens Sept. 18 in New York, limited release in Oct. The trailer alone is as moving as the best feature films I’ve seen this year.

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Movie Review: “Good Boys” are naughty, but are they funny enough?

Chuckleheaded vulgarian Seth Rogen produced “Good Boys,” but apparently didn’t have enough input on the script to make this “tween ‘Superbad’” all that funny. A wildly uneven one-joke farce, sometimes amusing in that “Oh no they DIDN’T,” way, dispiriting in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Catch it while you can, “ECCO” could be the worst movie of 2019

My stars and garters, “ECCO.” Here’s a “Dog of August” that’s so bad that it’s a wonder that the month, infamous as a movie dumping ground for features not good enough to cut it any other month of the movie … Continue reading

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