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Home Video Review: Brett Gelman Finally Gets the Starring Role He Deserves in the Bizarre Film 'Lemon'

Home Video Review: Brett Gelman Finally Gets the Starring Role He Deserves in the Bizarre Film 'Lemon'

Monday, August 21, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Eccentric comedic actor Brett Gelman gets a much-deserved starring vehicle in Lemon as Isaac, a theater teacher going through some troubles with his blind girlfriend (Judy Greer).

She starts getting antsy, and his behavior gets weirder and weirder, especially when it comes to student Alex (a very funny...

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Solid Horror: 'Annabelle: Creation' Works Thanks to Fine Scares, Excellent Acting

Solid Horror: 'Annabelle: Creation' Works Thanks to Fine Scares, Excellent Acting

Thursday, August 17, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Annabelle, the creepy doll from The Conjuring movies, gets her second standalone film with Annabelle: Creation , a silly movie that is nevertheless enjoyable thanks to some deft direction and surprisingly competent acting.

The movie holds together thanks to solid performances from Talitha Bateman and Lul...

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Family and Fandom: 'Brigsby Bear' Is a Weird, Quirky Film With Ample Charms … and Mark Hamill!

Family and Fandom: 'Brigsby Bear' Is a Weird, Quirky Film With Ample Charms … and Mark Hamill!

Thursday, August 17, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Saturday Night Live ’s Kyle Mooney stars in Brigsby Bear as James, a man who loves a kids’ TV show called Brigsby Bear , and loves his parents (Mark Hamill and Jane Adams). As it turns out, he’s a kidnapping victim: His parents aren’t his real parents, and the TV show was produced by his fake dad only fo...

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Blu-Ray Review: Despite Mediocre Box Office, 'Alien: Covenant' Is a Good Movie

Blu-Ray Review: Despite Mediocre Box Office, 'Alien: Covenant' Is a Good Movie

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Ridley Scott’s third Alien movie, Alien: Covenant , is a good one. Sadly, it was not good enough to motivate a lot of domestic viewers to take it in—putting the franchise in jeopardy.

A direct sequel to his Alien prequel, Prometheus , Covenant tries to be both a gory monster movie and a philosophical meditat...

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True TV: 'Marvel's Defenders' Delivers the Goods; 'Halt and Catch Fire' Powers Down

True TV: 'Marvel's Defenders' Delivers the Goods; 'Halt and Catch Fire' Powers Down

Wednesday, August 16, 2017  |  Bill Frost

Be careful what you whine for: Marvel’s The Defenders (series debut Friday, Aug. 18, Netflix) is only eight episodes long, maybe partially in response to complaints that previous Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist felt stretched thin at 13 episodes per season each. The...

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Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

Tear Down This 'Tower': This Adaptation of Stephen King's Work Is a Total Disaster

Thursday, August 10, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

A couple of years ago, there was talk of Ron Howard directing a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower . The film would act as an introduction to the Dark Tower universe, and was to be followed by a TV series. Javier Bardem was cast as Roland the Gunslinger, the main protagonist of Kin...

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