Tag: 2-and-a-half

Roadhouse (2024)

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Roadhouse (2024)

Not that anyone cares, but there is a remake of Roadhouse that Amazon Prime has allowed to skip theaters I might presume because the studio was smart enough to know that this pointless 80s nostalgia retread is a difficult sell over the sequel powerhouses of GHOSTBUSTERS or DUNE PART TWO or KUNG FU PANDA 4.  […]

| April 12, 2024
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Amanda (2022)

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Amanda (2022)

Okay, here’s my conflict.  I am the guy who always howling at the moon over my desire to see something new and different.  I want to see the work a filmmaker with a particular vision, a particular style that feels new and inventive.  That perfectly describes Italian director Carolina Cavalli, but I am conflicted over […]

| July 8, 2023
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Ghostbusters (2016)

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Well . . . at the very least you can say it’s better than Ghostbusters 2. Amid all the gnashing and biting over this movie in the past two years, I have tried to remain mum about it.  The movie is unnecessary, for sure, but in the end it isn’t the disaster that the naysayers […]

| July 14, 2016
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Hardcore Henry (2016)

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Hardcore Henry (2016)

Oh, mother of mercy, let’s all pray that this does not become a trend. I guess it would be prudent to start this review by answering the question that is swimming around in your head right now:  Is the world’s first first-person POV action picture too nauseating to sit through?  Well, I can’t speak for […]

| April 10, 2016
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane is alternately fascinating and frustrating at the same time.  It is fascinating in the moment but frustrating in that it takes so long to get where it’s going that it arrives at an ending that should have been the beginning of the second act.  That’s doesn’t make the movie bad exactly, it […]

| April 8, 2016
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

In show business timing is everything, so when you take too long to follow-up on your success, you’re setting yourself up for weak soup. This has been the case for Sin City, Basic Instinct, Wall Street, Indiana Jones, TRON and, I’ll wager, the upcoming My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. It is never a good […]

| March 9, 2016
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The Danish Girl (2015)

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The Danish Girl (2015)

The timing for a movie like The Danish Girl could not be more perfect. Here is the true story of Einar Wegener, the celebrated Danish artist who became the first recorded case of sex reassignment surgery in history coming out right as publicity about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and the critically acclaimed show “Transparent” […]

| December 2, 2015
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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

It’s been quite a month. First I had the pleasure of seeing Jaws in the theater, then Sharknado 2 with the “Rifftrax Live!” treatment. Add to that Ant-Man, the Minions and finally seeing the new Star Wars trailer in a theater and you might say I’ve had a July to remember. Now it comes to […]

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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