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Pig: Nicolas Cage’s purloined pal

What is life but a succession of good and bad choices? There were times when Nicolas Cage’s career and personal life bounded off the rails in the direction of Charlie Sheen wackyland. But then Cage ...

by Scott Marks
Black Widow: two James Bonds for the price of one

Thoughts of writing this one off were tempting, but the day was hot, the timing right, and the screen large. Was Marvel right to patiently ride out the pandemic by skipping the VOD route in ...

by Scott Marks
Summer of Soul: a black Woodstock doc?

Where were you on July 20, 1969? Unless you were among the thousands fortunate enough to have been in Mount Morris Park for the opening of the Harlem Cultural Festival, chances are you were glued ...

by Scott Marks
Sweet Thing: Alexandre Rockwell’s family affair

The latest family affair from Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup, 13 Moons) is a product from another time. On the surface, it could very well have been a black-and-white low-budget indie that was left lounging ...

by Scott Marks
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The Boss Baby: Family Business

Apart from Frank Tashlin’s The First Time (it’s narrated by a fetus), talking baby movies are not my bag. Adding to the aggravation, this joins Spirit Untamed as the second film from Dreamworks Animation in as many months to base ...

by Scott Marks
Dawn of the Dead (1979)

George A. Romero's companion piece to his Night of the Living Dead, set largely (and inspirationally) in a suburban Pittsburgh shopping center, less a sequel than a remake, a new and improved version with slicker technique and gaudier special effects, ...

by Duncan Shepherd
The Company Men

A view of the effects of the economic crisis in a company gutted and “diversified” by a CEO turned bottom-line pig (Craig T. Nelson). Ben Affleck (rising sales exec), Chris Cooper (vulnerable workaholic), and Tommy Lee Jones (grizzled dreamer-doer) turn ...

by David Elliott
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Celluloid staycations: Where The Boys Are and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Still reluctant to book a flight? Here are a couple of vacations you can take without leaving home. Where The Boys Are (1960) A convincingly fabricated backlot blizzard is enough to persuade four Midwestern college ...

by Scott Marks
John Travolta oozes seductiveness in Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever made something special out of white polyester and blow-dryers as an extension of one’s arm, and transformed Deney Terrio — John Travolta’s trainer and future host of Dance Fever — into a ...

by Scott Marks
More Alexandre Rockwell: In The Soup, Pete smalls is Dead, Little Feet

As promised in last week’s review of Alexandre Rockwell’s Sweet Thing, a few words on its prequel, Little Feet. But first, let’s present two of the director’s previous films. In the Soup and Pete Smalls ...

by Scott Marks
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The Hemlock Society presents Soylent Green

The Hemlock Society's monthly “Right to Die Film Series'' isn't going to let a pandemic keep it down. The group’s next meeting will be held virtually on December 20 with SOD (Suicide on Demand) as ...

by Scott Marks
by Scott Marks Video: San Diego Joyride '95
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by Jay Allen Sanford Daily DVD & Download: Space 1999 - the complete series & then some
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Pig: Nicolas Cage’s purloined pal

What is life but a succession of good and bad choices? There were times when Nicolas Cage’s career and personal life bounded off the rails in the direction of Charlie Sheen wackyland. But then Cage ...

by Scott Marks
Black Widow: two James Bonds for the price of one

Thoughts of writing this one off were tempting, but the day was hot, the timing right, and the screen large. Was Marvel right to patiently ride out the pandemic by skipping the VOD route in ...

by Scott Marks
Summer of Soul: a black Woodstock doc?

Where were you on July 20, 1969? Unless you were among the thousands fortunate enough to have been in Mount Morris Park for the opening of the Harlem Cultural Festival, chances are you were glued ...

by Scott Marks
Sweet Thing: Alexandre Rockwell’s family affair

The latest family affair from Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup, 13 Moons) is a product from another time. On the surface, it could very well have been a black-and-white low-budget indie that was left lounging ...

by Scott Marks
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Horrible Bosses

Three regular guys decide to kill their three horrible bosses; hijinks ensue. There are hints of the kind of gleeful malice (on both sides of the employee-employer divide) that could make this kind of story into a wicked black comedy ...

by Matthew Lickona
Dawn of the Dead (1979)

George A. Romero's companion piece to his Night of the Living Dead, set largely (and inspirationally) in a suburban Pittsburgh shopping center, less a sequel than a remake, a new and improved version with slicker technique and gaudier special effects, ...

by Duncan Shepherd
The Death of Dick Long

Don’t let the title put you off; it is an ultramasculine comedy, just not the pointless, “gross out” sort to which we’ve grown accustomed. When Dick suggested that he and his bandmates “get weird,” he had no idea that in ...

by Scott Marks
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Charlie Kaufman, scriptwriter of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, drills a new tunnel into his favorite fictional locale, the human brain, this time by way of the science-fictional device of an illicit memory-erasure service called ...

by Duncan Shepherd
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Celluloid staycations: Where The Boys Are and Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Still reluctant to book a flight? Here are a couple of vacations you can take without leaving home. Where The Boys Are (1960) A convincingly fabricated backlot blizzard is enough to persuade four Midwestern college ...

by Scott Marks
John Travolta oozes seductiveness in Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever made something special out of white polyester and blow-dryers as an extension of one’s arm, and transformed Deney Terrio — John Travolta’s trainer and future host of Dance Fever — into a ...

by Scott Marks
More Alexandre Rockwell: In The Soup, Pete smalls is Dead, Little Feet

As promised in last week’s review of Alexandre Rockwell’s Sweet Thing, a few words on its prequel, Little Feet. But first, let’s present two of the director’s previous films. In the Soup and Pete Smalls ...

by Scott Marks
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The Hemlock Society presents Soylent Green

The Hemlock Society's monthly “Right to Die Film Series'' isn't going to let a pandemic keep it down. The group’s next meeting will be held virtually on December 20 with SOD (Suicide on Demand) as ...

by Scott Marks
by Scott Marks Video: San Diego Joyride '95
Before making it my home, San Diego was an annual ...
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by Jay Allen Sanford Daily DVD & Download: Space 1999 - the complete series & then some
I finally got through the 17-disc Space 1999 set, a ...
by Jay Allen Sanford Daily DVD & Download: Buck Rogers VS Nolan's Batman
I finally slogged thru most of the Buck Rogers complete ...
by Scott Marks Reading Cinemas and AMC Theaters to open tonight
This has been the longest dry spell of my moviegoing ...
by Jay Allen Sanford Now, more than ever - let's all go to the drive-ins!
They're the last soldiers standing in what used to be ...
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