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Home Video Review: Will Farrell's Unfunny Streak Continues With Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'

Home Video Review: Will Farrell's Unfunny Streak Continues With Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'

Jul 13, 2020 15:00  |  Bob Grimm

Will Ferrell used to be a sure-fire comedy guarantee: There was a stretch when it seemed he could do no wrong.

Alas, that stretch is long behind him now, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire S...

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Home Video Review: 'Hamilton' on Disney+ Is the Gem It Was Rumored to Be

Home Video Review: 'Hamilton' on Disney+ Is the Gem It Was Rumored to Be

Jul 07, 2020 13:20  |  Bob Grimm

A confession: I didn’t like Hamilton the first time I watched it on Disney+. The music felt unoriginal; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s face and voice were annoying me; and I had problems following the plot.

But … ...

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Content Shifter: Nine Series to Stream on HBO Max

Content Shifter: Nine Series to Stream on HBO Max

Jul 01, 2020 16:00  |  Bill Frost

If you were an HBO Now subscriber prior to last month, you may have noticed that it somehow became HBO Max overnight. Or maybe it didn’t—i t’s sheer confusion in the land of HBO streaming. Maybe you st...

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Home Video Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hijacked-Plane Film '7500' Starts Strong, but Fizzles in Its Second Half

Home Video Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hijacked-Plane Film '7500' Starts Strong, but Fizzles in Its Second Half

Jun 29, 2020 16:30  |  Bob Grimm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, after taking several years off from starring roles to become a new daddy, returns with the standard but sometimes tense airplane thriller 7500 .

Levitt does competent work as Tobias...

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Home Video Review: Spike Lee's Vietnam-Veteran Film 'Da 5 Bloods' Is His Second Great Film in a Row

Home Video Review: Spike Lee's Vietnam-Veteran Film 'Da 5 Bloods' Is His Second Great Film in a Row

Jun 23, 2020 15:30  |  Bob Grimm

Spike Lee follows up BlacKkKlansman , one of his best movies, with another great one, Da 5 Bloods , now out on Netflix. Delroy Lindo and Chadwick Boseman lead a strong cast as Lee examines the lives of fi...

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Foul Indeed: Kenneth Branagh and Disney Have Made a Major Mess With 'Artemis Fowl'

Foul Indeed: Kenneth Branagh and Disney Have Made a Major Mess With 'Artemis Fowl'

Jun 15, 2020 16:15  |  Bob Grimm

It seemed as if we were getting a little gift when Disney announced it was sending Artemis Fowl directly to its streaming service: A big-budget, Kenneth Branagh-directed adventure was coming directly in...

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Gritty Laughs: Pete Davidson Is Lifted Up by an Amazing Cast in 'The King of Staten Island'

Gritty Laughs: Pete Davidson Is Lifted Up by an Amazing Cast in 'The King of Staten Island'

Jun 08, 2020 11:25  |  Bob Grimm

Pete Davidson—who barely registered on Saturday Night Live during the recently concluded season due to prior commitments and a resulting lack of screen time—comes roaring back with The King of Staten Isl...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Space Force' Starts Slow, but Builds—Thanks to the Amazing Cast—With Each Episode

Jun 02, 2020 16:20  |  Bob Grimm

Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, both major parts of the U.S. version of The Office , take a satirical stab at Donald Trump’s hankering for a space army in Space Force , a pretty good comedy that I suspect ...

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