Movie reviews
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BOOKSMART * (Disgusting teen coming of age junk) If teenagers read movie reviews, they would be throwing rocks at us. We sat through as much as we could take at the preview performance of the disgusting teenage coming-of-age Booksmart" before walking" more
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It has been a long, hot and disappointing summer at the movies. Friends still call and ask, What's good out there?" There are only two "Don't miss" summer movies that we can unequivocally recommend: The Lion King and Yesterday. My daughter buys a" more
YESTERDAY * * * 1/2 (Don) Joyce * * * (Quirky musical fantasy) First of all, you have to buy into the fact that solar flares descended on Earth and caused everybody except Jack to forget that the Beatles ever existed. For some odd reason, they also don't more
PAVAROTTI * * * (Well-constructed documentary) Director Ron Howard does an excellent job of telling Luciano Pavarotti's life story in this two-hour documentary that covers all the bases. Using old black and white photos, talking heads, concert videos more
ROCKETMAN * * * * (Elton John biopic) Dexter Fletcher, who had his hands in another biopic (Bohemian Rhapsody), takes the story of Elton John's up and down life and turns it into another winner. Stories of famous celebrities, especially musicians, seem more
LUCE * * * * (Psychological drama) Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars as Luce, a black boy adopted by a white couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) at a young age after living with extreme danger and violence in an unnamed third world country. Luce is the ideal son: more
THE LION KING * * * * (Dark, profound, Disney adaptation) First, there was the animated Disney film, then the unbelievably clever Broadway musical. Now comes Disney's dark and profound interpretation of the Circle of Life, as seen through the eyes of a more
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME* * *(More Marvel hero stuff)If your brain is not completely saturated with Marvel heroes, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” opens by saying good-bye to Iron Man Tony … more
The good, the bad & the ugly(Not the movie)With only a half dozen or so good movies to see this past summer, and only an “It” sequel opening last weekend, reviewing movies has become … more
BRIGHTBURN * (Stupid horror movie) If you desperately want to have a baby and a spaceship lands in your backyard with a baby boy in it, don't pick him up and raise him. Maybe it worked for Superman's parents, but it sure didn't make life pleasant for more
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM * * * * (Documentary about building a farm) John and Molly Chester were living in a small California apartment when they received an eviction notice because their beloved dog, Todd, barked all day while they were at work. John was more
THE ADDAMS FAMILY * * ½ (Cartoon version of classic family) The Addams Family has a long history of success with its hit TV series, print cartoons, live action movies and even a … more
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