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Tweens in Trouble: 'Good Boys' Feels Like a 'Superbad' Reboot—and That Is Not a Bad Thing

Tweens in Trouble: 'Good Boys' Feels Like a 'Superbad' Reboot—and That Is Not a Bad Thing

Aug 22, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

It takes big balls to release a movie like Good Boys in today’s PC environment.

Kids in the film swear like sailors, unknowingly sniff anal beads and run across busy highways without looking both ways. I...

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Not So Heroic: 'Brightburn,' About a Kid With Super Powers but Bad Intentions, Is Unoriginal but Entertaining

Not So Heroic: 'Brightburn,' About a Kid With Super Powers but Bad Intentions, Is Unoriginal but Entertaining

Aug 19, 2019 13:30  |  Bob Grimm

Lot of Gunns work on Brightburn , featuring a dark twist on a Superman-like mythos.

James Gunn (director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films) produces a script by brothers Brian and Mark Gunn. Young actor...

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Battling Sexism in Movies: The First Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild Film Fest Uses Star Power to Promote Diversity

Battling Sexism in Movies: The First Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild Film Fest Uses Star Power to Promote Diversity

Aug 15, 2019 15:45  |  L.A. Rowell

The town of Idyllwild on one September weekend will be taken over by a film festival that emphasizes diversity.

The inaugural Women Under the Influence Goes Idyllwild film festival, according to founde...

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Disjointed 'Stories': A Collection of Scary Tales for Kids Is Turned Into a Disappointing but Visually Compelling Film

Disjointed 'Stories': A Collection of Scary Tales for Kids Is Turned Into a Disappointing but Visually Compelling Film

Aug 15, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

Alvin Schwartz’s collection of short horror stories for kids gets a big-screen adaptation with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark , directed by André Ovredal and produced by Guillermo del Toro.

The origin...

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Home Video Review: Casey Affleck's Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Feels Too Familiar, but Is Saved Somewhat by Strong Performances

Home Video Review: Casey Affleck's Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Feels Too Familiar, but Is Saved Somewhat by Strong Performances

Aug 12, 2019 15:10  |  Bob Grimm

Casey Affleck writes, directs and stars in Light of My Life , a cross between The Road, Leave No Trace and The Stand . While the film feels a little too familiar, it rises above the unoriginality in its thi...

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Not So Fast, but Funny: While the Film Is Too Long, 'Hobbs and Shaw' Is a Blast

Not So Fast, but Funny: While the Film Is Too Long, 'Hobbs and Shaw' Is a Blast

Aug 08, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

While the poster for Hobbs and Shaw declares it is presented by Fast and Furious , it has very little in common with that franchise other than the participation of Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, repris...

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Home Video Review: 'Skin' Does a Fine Job of Telling the True Tale of a Former White Supremacist Who Sought Redemption

Home Video Review: 'Skin' Does a Fine Job of Telling the True Tale of a Former White Supremacist Who Sought Redemption

Aug 06, 2019 14:10  |  Bob Grimm

White supremacist Bryon Widner (Jamie Bell), after being raised on a doctrine of hate in a skinhead camp, has a change of heart when he finds love with a single mother (Danielle Macdonald).

Of course, ...

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Content Shifter: Get Free With These Channels on Pluto TV

Content Shifter: Get Free With These Channels on Pluto TV

Aug 01, 2019 09:50  |  Bill Frost

Summer’s not even over, and you’re already broke? Don’t worry—your big payout from those billionaires’ tax cuts will be trickling down any day now; many people on both sides are saying it’ll be tremen...

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