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Home Video Review: 'Charlie Says' Has Some Fine Moments, but Its Sympathetic Manson Family Depictions Don't Ring True

Home Video Review: 'Charlie Says' Has Some Fine Moments, but Its Sympathetic Manson Family Depictions Don't Ring True

May 20, 2019 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

Mary Harron, director of American Psycho , helms Charlie Says , a film about real-life psycho Charles Manson (Matt Smith) and three female members of his “family”: Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray), Susan...

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Home Video Review: While Technically Impressive, Gaspar Noé's 'Climax' Is a Violent Slog

Home Video Review: While Technically Impressive, Gaspar Noé's 'Climax' Is a Violent Slog

May 16, 2019 10:45  |  Bob Grimm

Writer, director and certified nutball Gaspar Noé ( Enter the Void , Irreversible ) makes another technically impressive movie with Climax —but this one comes up short in the narrative category.

The film chr...

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Poké-What? If You Don't Know Much About Pokémon, Then 'Detective Pikachu' Is Really Going to Confuse You

Poké-What? If You Don't Know Much About Pokémon, Then 'Detective Pikachu' Is Really Going to Confuse You

May 16, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

I know that there is a thing called Pokémon GO that people play on their phones. I know that there are TV cartoons and all sorts of trading cards and merchandising involving Pikachu and other wacky cr...

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A Political Romance: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen Have Fantastic Chemistry (Yes, Really) in 'Long Shot'

A Political Romance: Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen Have Fantastic Chemistry (Yes, Really) in 'Long Shot'

May 09, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Almost a quarter-decade ago, The American President came out; it’s a cutesy romantic comedy starring Michael Douglas as a Bill Clinton-like president and Annette Bening as the lady he wants to date. Ame...

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Home Video Review: Zac Efron Amazes as Ted Bundy in Netflix's 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

Home Video Review: Zac Efron Amazes as Ted Bundy in Netflix's 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'

May 06, 2019 14:15  |  Bob Grimm

Director Joe Berlinger is no stranger to dark subjects. He directed the documentary Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills , a movie that arguably helped release three innocent men from pr...

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At the Beauty Parlor: 'Steel Magnolias' Returns to the Big Screen for Its 30th Anniversary

At the Beauty Parlor: 'Steel Magnolias' Returns to the Big Screen for Its 30th Anniversary

May 06, 2019 11:00  |  Dwight Hendricks

Today, in 2019, we have Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel. Thirty years ago, in 1989, we had Truvy, M’Lynn, Ouiser, Clairee and, of course, Shelby.

Those are the strong female characters from Steel Magnol...

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Content Shifter: Seven Streaming Series for Mother's Day

Content Shifter: Seven Streaming Series for Mother's Day

May 03, 2019 11:00  |  Bill Frost

Fictional “historical” characters are celebrated over several U.S. holidays—Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Presidents Day, etc. Meanwhile, the very real creators of life, moms, receive...

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Satisfying Cinema: 'Avengers: Endgame' Is an Endearing, Exciting Triumph

Satisfying Cinema: 'Avengers: Endgame' Is an Endearing, Exciting Triumph

May 02, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

The Marvel universe gets its most grandiose chapter with Avengers: Endgame , a fitting successor to last year’s Infinity War —and a generous gift to those of us who like our movies with superheroes in the...

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