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Home Video Review: 'The Devil's Candy' Is a Fun Horror Flick With a Heavy-Metal Soundtrack

Home Video Review: 'The Devil's Candy' Is a Fun Horror Flick With a Heavy-Metal Soundtrack

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Sean Byrne follows up his very good horror debut, The Loved Ones , with The Devil’s Candy , a piece of heavy-metal nastiness.

Jesse (an unrecognizable Ethan Embry), a starving artist, and his wife, Astrid (Shiri Appleby), are moving into a new house, bought for a dirt-cheap price, with da...

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Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Unnecessary but OK: The Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Is Passable Entertainment, and Nothing More

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Beauty and the Beast , Disney’s wonderful animated musical from 1991, is the latest feature to get placed on the Disney Live Redo of a Beloved Animated Movie Assembly Line, with a big-budget effort starring Emma Watson as the iconic Belle, and Ewan McGregor as a CGI candelabra.

You may be asking yours...

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Disgusting, Not Deep: 'The Belko Experiment' Is an OK Horror Film That Is Not as Clever as It Thinks It Is

Disgusting, Not Deep: 'The Belko Experiment' Is an OK Horror Film That Is Not as Clever as It Thinks It Is

Thursday, March 23, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The Belko Experiment is a decent-enough yet schlocky horror offering that thinks it is deeper and cleverer than it actually is.

Penned by James Gunn, this silly movie pits a bunch of office workers against one another after a voice comes over their intercom telling them to start killing each other off...

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True TV: 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' Returns to Make America Great Again; 'Harlots' Hooks Historically

True TV: 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' Returns to Make America Great Again; 'Harlots' Hooks Historically

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  |  Bill Frost

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Friday, March 24, VH1), season premiere: For Season 9, RuPaul’s Drag Race moves from niche network Logo to the slightly more mainstream VH1—what does this mean? That drag queens are now ready for ’Merican primetime? That our divided country needs fabulousness now more than ever? Tha...

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Blu-Ray Review: Best Picture Winner 'Moonlight' Is Magnificent—Even If It Didn't Necessarily Deserve the Big Prize

Blu-Ray Review: Best Picture Winner 'Moonlight' Is Magnificent—Even If It Didn't Necessarily Deserve the Big Prize

Monday, March 20, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Moonlight is the little film that could. It basically came out of nowhere to upset La La Land at this year’s Oscars and take the Best Picture award. Did Moonlight deserve it?

Well, no. It’s a very good movie, but La La Land , Manchester by the Sea and even The Witch were better films. That’s not to say it wasn...

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Monster Mash: 'Kong: Skull Island' Succeeds Thanks to Action, Great Effects

Monster Mash: 'Kong: Skull Island' Succeeds Thanks to Action, Great Effects

Thursday, March 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The King Kong cinematic machine is cranking again with Kong: Skull Island , an entertaining-enough new take on the big ape that delivers action, but lags a bit when the titular gorilla isn’t onscreen smashing things up.

Of the Kong incarnations, this one has the most in common with the 1976 take on the...

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