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Home Video Review: Adam Sandler Delivers Oscar-Worthy Work in Netflix's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'—Seriously!

Home Video Review: Adam Sandler Delivers Oscar-Worthy Work in Netflix's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'—Seriously!

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Writer-director Noah Baumbach delivers his best movie yet with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), his latest story of family dysfunction—which serves as yet another reminder that Adam Sandler can be a knockout actor when he puts his mind to it.

Sandler plays Danny, older brother to Matthew (Ben...

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A Masterful Follow-Up: 'Blade Runner 2049' More Than Does Its Predecessor Justice

A Masterful Follow-Up: 'Blade Runner 2049' More Than Does Its Predecessor Justice

Thursday, October 12, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece Blade Runner came out in 1982—35 years ago. Scott has tooled around with the movie numerous times, resulting in a final cut that was released about 10 years ago.

While there was a lot of monkeying around (in a good way) with the original, it didn’t seem there was much ...

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Not Quite Legendary: The Infamous King-Riggs Match Gets a Merely So-So Treatment With 'Battle of the Sexes'

Not Quite Legendary: The Infamous King-Riggs Match Gets a Merely So-So Treatment With 'Battle of the Sexes'

Thursday, October 12, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

Usually reliable directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris ( Little Miss Sunshine , Ruby Sparks ) somehow manage to make the story of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs’ infamous early 1970s tennis match quite boring.

In Battle of the Sexes , King is played by Emma Stone, who brings a nice warmth to the r...

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True TV: Sarah Silverman's 'I Love You, America' Unites; 'Loudermilk,' Not So Much

True TV: Sarah Silverman's 'I Love You, America' Unites; 'Loudermilk,' Not So Much

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  |  Bill Frost

In her new weekly series I Love You, America (series debut Thursday, Oct. 12, Hulu), comedian Sarah Silverman is “looking to connect with people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously. … Silverman feels it’s...

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Home Video Review: 'Cult of Chucky' May Be the Best Sequel to 'Child’s Play'—but That's Not Saying Much

Home Video Review: 'Cult of Chucky' May Be the Best Sequel to 'Child’s Play'—but That's Not Saying Much

Tuesday, October 10, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The tired killer-doll franchise gets a slight boost with Cult of Chucky . No, it can’t be called a good movie, but it might just be the best sequel so far to Child’s Play .

The film picks up after the last installment, the lousy Curse of Chucky , with Nica (Fiona Dourif, the daughter of Brad Dourif, the vo...

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Over-Simplified Saga: Tom Cruise Makes 'American Made' Watchable, but the Film Tries to Cover Too Much

Over-Simplified Saga: Tom Cruise Makes 'American Made' Watchable, but the Film Tries to Cover Too Much

Thursday, October 05, 2017  |  Bob Grimm

The messed-up life of pilot Barry Seal gets a movie that’s not messed up enough in American Made , a sufficiently entertaining film that plays it a little too safe. Drug cartels and Iran Contra are played for laughs—in a story that should not be very funny.

The movie winds up being moderately enjoyable...

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