Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Eddie Murphy returns (40 years after the original and 30 since the forgettable third installment) for another go-round as the maverick Detroit cop with a penchant for Southern California in this fun (and generally funny) action flick. With the return of most of the series’ key players (Judge Reinhold, John […]

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A Quiet Place: Day One

The prequel to John Krasinski’s 2018 and 2020 offerings, this heckuva-thriller stars Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn as folks trying to survive the early hours of the alien invasion that brought the snarly, super-hearing monsters to Earth. Writer-director Michael Sarnoski (2021’s ‘Pig’) is at the helm, working from a story […]

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Brats

Once upon a time, the Brat Pack ruled Hollywood, but it turns out the members of that clan (and who was included is still up for debate, all these years later) were none too fond of the monicker. Charter member Andrew McCarthy set out on a therapeutic journey of self-discovery […]

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The Beach Boys

History remembers them as the all-American band who gave us so many classic songs, but, of course, there’s much more to the story. Directed by Frank Marshall and Thom Zimny, this all-encompassing documentary (for the most part, anyway – there’s only so much you can cram into just under two […]

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The Blue Angels

What could have been (and still, admittedly, largely is) a ‘rah-rah’ commercial for the US Navy’s elite show squadron, this surprisingly moving, all-access documentary goes behind closed doors and inside the cockpits for a captivating glimpse at how those incredible flight demonstrations come together. Going in, you may not be […]

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Force of Nature: The Dry 2

This follow-up to 2020’s excellent Outback-set mystery/thriller is a fairly compelling film set in the wilds of an Australian forest; five women head out on a corporate hiking retreat, but only four return. Eric Bana leads the way as Federal Agent Aaron Falk (the only connection to the original film), […]

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Kiss the Future

Set against the backdrop of the 1990s Bosnian War, particularly the horrors of the Seige of Sarajevo, this documentary is a moving and ultimately stand-up-and-cheer effort. Co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, it delves into how the underground music scene helped raise awareness of the atrocities and then accelerated […]

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Hard Miles

Based on a true story, this inspirational film about a social worker (Matthew Modine) who takes a quartet of misfit teen boys on a 700-mile bike ride from Colorado to the Grand Canyon is a surprising winner. It has all the trappings of a sappy, straight-to-video bit of fluff, but […]

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Scoop

The 2019 BBC interview with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstien was an unmitigated disaster, leading to his becoming a pariah not only in the UK as a whole but also within the royal family. Now director Philip Martin (‘The Crown’) brings us the behind-the-scenes […]

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The Beautiful Game

Based on the true story of the annual Homeless World Cup soccer competition, this feel-good Netflix original stars Bill Nighy as the coach of the England squad. All the standard tropes abound, but dang it, this thing’s actually pretty good. Sure, at its core it’s a fairly basic underdog sports […]

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