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“Their Finest” – a touching historical piece that’s a damn fine movie about making movies

Nutshell: With hints of the charming, hopeful UK propaganda films of WWII, Their Finest can be labeled a comedy, but doesn’t shy away from showing the agonies of wartime Britain.  A powerful, sweet, and sometimes heartbreaking comedy. In this instance, yes … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “It” reboot promises you’ll float too…

I loved Stephen King’s It. I loved Tim Curry as Pennywise in the 1990 TV adaptation. So I was creeped out in a bad way when I heard that It was going to be re-made. Why mess with perfection, amirite? … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch: “Fifty Shades Darker” gets thrilling

Get your mind out of the gutter.  By “thrilling”, I mean suspenseful, and maybe a touch of action-genre hijinks? I’ve never been a fan of the books – or their source material. (Even though both have intriguing mythologies, jeebus that’s … Continue reading

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#31in31 2016: American Psycho

“I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.” Story: Entitled yuppie scum are bad. Sociopathic yuppie scum are worse. Just ask perfectionist 27 year old psycho, Patrick Bateman. Just don’t visit his place to do it; you may … Continue reading

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The Jim Henson Company to adapt Pratchett’s “Wee Free Men” film

This is fantastic news.  The combination of Sir Terry Pratchett’s storytelling and the Henson workshop is a match made in genre heaven.  And if you haven’t read any Pratchett, please drop everything and grab one of the wildly popular Discworld … Continue reading

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Wayback Review: V for Vendetta

[Another look at my review of V for Vendetta for the late, great Green Man Review. Originally published October, 2007.] V for Vendetta (Warner Brothers , 2006) It’s been said that Guy Fawkes was the only person who ever entered … Continue reading

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“Room” trailer: like Kimmy Schmidt but really, really creepy

They alive, dammit!  It’s a miracle!  Kimmy Schmidt may have broken free, but in Room they’re still trapped, and things aren’t nearly as funny.  In fact, it’s downright bleak and frightening.  Based on the novel (that I keep meaning to … Continue reading

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