Lou

At its core, ‘Lou’ is a simple cat-and-mouse caper, but in the hands of director Anna Foerster and a solid cast—including Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, and Logan Marshall-Green—it rises above expectations to arrive as a sufficiently white-knuckle thriller. It’s not often that a 60-year-old woman leads the show in a […]

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Meet Cute

Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson headline this ‘Groundhog Day’-on-acid rom-com from camera operator-turned-director Alex Lehmann. Essentially just a vehicle for Cuoco to strut her acting chops (which are, surprisingly, considerable, given her decade-plus on the awful ‘The Big Bang Theory’), it’s a quirky and only occasionally maddening Indie darling. It […]

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About Fate

Hot on the heels of 2020’s better-than-expected ‘Holidate’, star Emma Roberts and screenwriter Tiffany Paulsen reunite for this similarly-themed flick about a young woman who recruits a stranger to be her plus-one at her sister’s wedding. With a plot as entirely unoriginal as that, it falls on the script and […]

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Pinocchio

For a company built on the spirit of imagination and creativity, Disney sure has had its share of unoriginal clunkers recently, particularly in the live-action department. Hot on the heels of last summer’s awful ‘Cruella’, we now get Robert Zemeckis’ update of ‘Pinocchio’. I’m not sure anyone asked for it, […]

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Samaritan

Sylvester Stallone (yep, he’s still kicking it at age 76) stars in this superhero flick about a long-ago crusader living in anonymity in the fictional Granite City… until a precocious kid discovers his true identity. Good timing, because a local bad guy is starting to wreak havoc. It’s not a […]

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Me Time

Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg star as life-long friends in this tired Netflix comedy from writer-director John Hamburg, who brought us the clunkers ‘Meet the Fockers’ and ‘Along Came Polly’, among others. Hart is the responsible stay-at-home dad, and Wahlberg is the wild party man-boy, so naturally, the oil-and-water situation […]

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Spin Me Round

Every so often, you’ll trip on film that will make you say, out loud, to no one in particular, ‘What the heck was that?’. Such is the case with this bizarre, twisted Indie drama (attempting to be a comedy) about an Olive Garden-esque manager (Alison Brie) who wins a spot […]

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Look Both Ways

If you know Lili Reinhart at all, it’s from her turn as Betty on the hit teen show ‘Riverdale’, but based on her sparkling work in this largely silly and ultimately forgettable Netflix rom-com, she may have a bright and lasting career in front of her. Playing like a modern-day […]

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The Princess (documentary)

She was one of the most recognized faces in the world and lived perhaps the most-ever scrutinized life, so you would think there wouldn’t be much left to be discovered about Princess Diana. You would be wrong. Director Ed Perkins’ fascinating narrator-less documentary tracks her existence from the beginning of […]

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Day Shift

The always-on Jamie Foxx stars as lone-wolf vampire hunter Bud in the directorial debut of longtime stunt coordinator J.J. Perry (‘The Fast and the Furious’, ‘John WIck’). Supremely stylized to match ifs SoCal locale, the film is a bloody good time, particularly once Bud is reluctantly paired up with a […]

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