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‘Life After Flash’ Is Catnip for Cult Film Fanatics
3 days ago

‘Life After Flash’ Is Catnip for Cult Film Fanatics

When Sam J. Jones landed the title role in producer Dino De Laurentiis’s “Flash Gordon” he was on top of world — or perhaps the universe his character would famously …
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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!
7 days ago

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ – Make It Stop!

It helps if horror comedies don’t completely skip the whole “horror” part of the equation.

“Happy Death Day 2U” does just that, giving us the least inspired serial killer in …
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‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Barely Scratches Rom-Com Target
1 week ago

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Barely Scratches Rom-Com Target

It’s hard to parody a genre already given its last rites.

Hollywood unofficially gave up on rom-coms a while ago, having failed to find a formula to satisfy our cravings. …
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‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth
1 week ago

‘Boy Called Sailboat’ Hints at a Greater Truth

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Once at a family gathering several relatives tried their best to convince me that Orson Welles had directed “The Third Man.”

I knew it wasn’t true but couldn’t for the …
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‘Lego Movie 2’ Revels in Meta Gags (Between Woke Nods)
2 weeks ago

‘Lego Movie 2’ Revels in Meta Gags (Between Woke Nods)

No film franchise epitomizes our ADHD film culture better than the “Lego” series.

Rapid fire jokes. Blazingly fast pop culture references. Blink and you miss a half dozen winks and/or …
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‘America the Beautiful’ Drowns in Trump Hatred
2 weeks ago

‘America the Beautiful’ Drowns in Trump Hatred

“America the Beautiful” combines the most annoying tics from found footage films with full on Trump Derangement Syndrome.

And it’s even worse than it sounds.

The film, which debuted last …
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Why Ambitious ‘Miss Bala’ Comes Up So Short
3 weeks ago

Why Ambitious ‘Miss Bala’ Comes Up So Short

“Miss Bala” is an action movie without much action, and a character study with a blank slate at its core.

What’s left? A lead actress who deserves better and, should …
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‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch
4 weeks ago

‘Kid Who Would Be King’ Packs Conservative Punch

Today’s filmmakers routinely inject progressive messages into their product.

Sometimes it’s as overt as “Vice,” a movie dedicated to destroying the GOP.

It also can be infinitely more subtle. Look …
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‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race
4 weeks ago

‘Serenity’ Kicks of Worst of 2019 Race

If you’ve seen the trailer for “Serenity” you might think you know what to expect.

Not even close.

The term “bait and switch” rushes to mind. Then again, put yourself …
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Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’
4 weeks ago

Caine’s Sparkle Ignites Generic ‘King of Thieves’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

What can be said about Michael Caine that hasn’t been said before?

The man is a treasure. One of the last true personality or je ne sais quoi actors. These …
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