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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Haunting of Hill House' Is Both Great Horror and a Fine Family Drama

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Haunting of Hill House' Is Both Great Horror and a Fine Family Drama

Oct 22, 2018 17:45  |  Bob Grimm

I binge watched the 10-episode, 10-hour series The Haunting of Hill House in a day on Netflix—and I wanted more.

So, yeah, it’s good.

Based, very loosely, on the Shirley Jackson novel, it tells the story ...

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Man on the Moon: 'First Man' Does an Excellent Job of Showing the Space Race Through the Eyes of Neil Armstrong

Man on the Moon: 'First Man' Does an Excellent Job of Showing the Space Race Through the Eyes of Neil Armstrong

Oct 18, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Space-exploration movies based upon real events, not surprisingly, have usually made “the mission” the thrust of the plot.

First Man goes a different route. It dares to focus on a man rather than a miss...

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One Crazy Night: An All-Star Cast Helps 'El Royale' Succeed Despite Its Excessive Length

One Crazy Night: An All-Star Cast Helps 'El Royale' Succeed Despite Its Excessive Length

Oct 18, 2018 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Drew Goddard, who hadn’t directed a film since The Cabin in the Woods in 2012, assembles an all-star cast for a nutty film—that’s sometimes a little too cute for its own good.

The star of...

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Home Video Review: Maggie Gyllenhaal Makes a Terrible Person Rather Sympathetic in Netflix's Compelling 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

Home Video Review: Maggie Gyllenhaal Makes a Terrible Person Rather Sympathetic in Netflix's Compelling 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

Oct 15, 2018 21:00  |  Bob Grimm

The Kindergarten Teacher stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as, well, a kindergarten teacher who discovers one of her students (Parker Sevak) is quite the poet. She covets the boy’s talent to a point that become...

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Pure Movie Magic: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Make 'A Star Is Born' an Instant Classic

Pure Movie Magic: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Make 'A Star Is Born' an Instant Classic

Oct 11, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

It’s movie magic at its most beautiful when Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga share the screen in A Star Is Born . It’s a rousing remake of the old rise-to-fame story, and it’s easily the best movie with tha...

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An Alien-Infused Mess: 'Venom' Offers Hints of Coolness, but the Film Is Just Too Dumb to Work

An Alien-Infused Mess: 'Venom' Offers Hints of Coolness, but the Film Is Just Too Dumb to Work

Oct 11, 2018 08:15  |  Bob Grimm

Venom is a sometimes-entertaining mess—but it’s still a mess.

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: You shouldn’t have a Venom movie without Spider-Man somehow playing into the villain’s backstory. Veno...

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Home Video Review: 'Whitney' Is a Sad but Well-Made Documentary About the Legendary Entertainer

Home Video Review: 'Whitney' Is a Sad but Well-Made Documentary About the Legendary Entertainer

Oct 09, 2018 11:00  |  Bob Grimm

Whitney is a bummer of a documentary to watch, as well it should be. Thanks to the participation of Whitney Houston’s family members, including her former husband Bobby Brown, this stands as the defini...

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Amusement Park Scares Without Amusement or Scares: 'Hell Fest' Is Unimaginative, Conveyor-Belt Horror at Its Worst

Amusement Park Scares Without Amusement or Scares: 'Hell Fest' Is Unimaginative, Conveyor-Belt Horror at Its Worst

Oct 04, 2018 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Halloween is fast approaching … so cue the crap horror films.

At least Hell Fest isn’t another Saw film. With the arrival of last year’s Jigsaw , I thought we were going to get blasted with annual Saw films ag...

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