Category Archives: Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: Italian sci-fi “Oliver Twist” “Mondocane” is not THAT “Mondo Cane”

The dystopian thriller “Mondocane” has the intentional misfortune — “unforced error” — of sharing its title with one of the most infamous “snuff” films of all time, 1962’s “Mondo Cane.” Get past that and this grim slice of sci-fi — … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Same old “Top Gun,” Same old “Maverick”

“Top Gun Maverick” is movie about how people don’t change, and how hit movie formulas shouldn’t be messed with. It’s a sentimental stroll through 1986’s “Top Gun” — a sentimental stroll at Mach whatever, pulling seven, eight or nine “G’s” … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Who’s excited for “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law?”

August 17, Disney wrings a little more value out of that Marvel buyout with this series. Ruffalo, sure. Not seeing any other familiar faces in it. Tatiana Maslany was in “Perry Mason.” The effects just turn her into a Kardashian…with … Continue reading

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Series Preview: Danny Boyle’s Punk Manifesto — “Pistol”

Britain simply canNOT get enough of that punk era Thatcherism or Thatcher Era provoking punk nostalgia. At least Danny Boyle’s behind this Sex Pistols mini series. The cast look and sound right. It’s on FX May 31. Maybe they’ll pitch … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Billy Eichner’s movie about trying to write a Gay Rom Com –“Bros”

Eichner stars in, comments on and co-wrote this with director Nicholas Stoller. Hard to tell how funny it is, but he’s reliably hilarious on the TeeVee. And it’s sure to be a bit raunchy. Sept. 30

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Netflixable? Even sunny “Toscana” can’t save this maudlin Danish Food-and-Daddy-Issues Romance

How on Earth does a movie set amidst the sun, vineyards, food and earthy-sexy sensualists of Tuscany turn out as drab as Helsignor during a mid-winter rain? “Toscana” is an Around the World with Netflix stab at “Italian for Beginners,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” need rescuing

Here’s the stand-out moment for many people who fondly recall 1988’s sometimes dazzling blend of live-action and animation, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” It’s the long-awaited teaming up of Warner Brothers’ wise-quacking anti-hero Daffy Duck with Disney’s sputtering, exasperated and always … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jessie Buckley has “Men” Trouble

The sinister side of that British passion to “Escape to the Country” is the font of horror in “Men,” a genuinely hair-raising thriller from the director of “Ex Machina.” Alex Garland puts Jessie Buckley in jeopardy in a quiet country … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Hemsworth and Teller, in prison and on an experimental drug — “Spiderhead”

Same director as “Top Gun: Maverick.” Only…on Netflix.

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Movie Preview: Door to door insurance salesmen trapped in a serial killer’s basement? “Keeping Company”

Totally down with this as a concept. June 7.

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