Fresh on Blu-ray: ’80s films ‘CRUISING,’ ‘VICE SQUAD’ and ‘THE NEW KIDS’

Fresh on Blu-ray: ’80s films ‘CRUISING,’ ‘VICE SQUAD’ and ‘THE NEW KIDS’

Preston Barta // Features Editor Oh, how glorious it is to watch scenes in movies where informants do what they do best: infiltrate. There’s nothing quite like watching a good action star slink unnoticed by some thugs and trick them into thinking they’re supposed to be there. However, the movies...

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[INTERVIEW] We’re more than ready for the clever thrills Radio Silence crafts in ‘READY OR NOT’

[INTERVIEW] We’re more than ready for the clever thrills Radio Silence crafts in ‘READY OR NOT’

Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and producer Chad Villella talk to us about how they made READY OR NOT practically & perfectly.

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[REVIEW] ‘AFTER THE WEDDING’ – good acting can’t prop up a cold reception

[REVIEW] ‘AFTER THE WEDDING’ – good acting can’t prop up a cold reception

Travis Leamons // Film Critic AFTER THE WEDDING Rated PG-13, 110 minutes.Director: Bart FreundlichCast: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Will Chase, Abby Quinn, Doris McCarthy, Azhy Robertson and Alex Esola Do enough channel hopping and you’ve probably seen AT&T promote its company with the tagline, “Just OK is not OK.” Like...

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[REVIEW] ‘DRIVEN’ an intriguing look into how promise can easily morph into self-destruction

[REVIEW] ‘DRIVEN’ an intriguing look into how promise can easily morph into self-destruction

Jared McMillan // Film Critic DRIVEN Rated R, 108 minutes.Director: Nick HammCast: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, Corey Stoll, Erin Moriarty and Justin Bartha “The American Dream” is something that gets mentioned frequently throughout Nick Hamm’s DRIVEN. It’s a central concept in most facets of living, but also a...

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[REVIEW] ‘LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE’ paints a celebratory, heartbreaking portrait of an American treasure and music icon

[REVIEW] ‘LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE’ paints a celebratory, heartbreaking portrait of an American treasure and music icon

Andy Begay // Contributing Writer LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE Rated PG-13, 95 minutes.Director: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey FriedmanCast: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, David Geffen, Aaron Neville and Cameron Crowe You know that feeling when something so great strikes a chord in your...

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[REVIEW] ‘GOOD BOYS’ – who knew foul-mouthed​ kids could be this refreshing

[REVIEW] ‘GOOD BOYS’ – who knew foul-mouthed​ kids could be this refreshing

James Clay// Film Critic GOOD BOYS Rated R, 90 minutes.Director: Gene StupnitskiCast: Jacob Tremblay, Kenneth L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Midori Francis, Will Forte GOOD BOYS shouldn’t work. The premise revolves around three foul-mouthed tween boys (Jacob Tremblay, Kenneth L. Williams and Brady Noon) and their pursuit of sixth-grade...

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[REVIEW] ‘WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE’ – woman on the verge of enlightenment

[REVIEW] ‘WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE’ – woman on the verge of enlightenment

Filmmaker Richard Linklater (BOYHOOD) is nothing short of a modern-day philosopher. Every one of his films has little pockets of wisdom to unpack about humanity, love and finding joy in the small moments. If you’ve ever seen an interview with him he’s always calm, composed and confident, it certainly makes sense how he’s the one filmmaker who birthed the modern hangout film. His latest WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE—-based on Maria Semple’s novel of the same name——surrounds a character who has lost her sense of self and could be on the verge of a mental episode, the approach is sensitive, funny and diffuses the stigma that shames so many people who are coping with an invisible illness.

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[REVIEW] ‘BLINDED BY THE LIGHT’ strikes the right chord

[REVIEW] ‘BLINDED BY THE LIGHT’ strikes the right chord

The songs of American treasure Bruce Springsteen provide the inspiration for a deeply personal cinematic memoir about a British-Pakistani teen’s journey to discover his identity.

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[REVIEW] ‘THE KITCHEN’ brings the fire & flavor

[REVIEW] ‘THE KITCHEN’ brings the fire & flavor

Andrea Berloff makes her directorial debut with the adaptation of the DC/ Vertigo graphic novel – and she and her cast certainly bring the heat,

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[VIDEO INTERVIEW] Actor Eugenio Derbez digs into ‘DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD’

[VIDEO INTERVIEW] Actor Eugenio Derbez digs into ‘DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD’

Preston Barta // Features Editor DALLAS – Opening this weekend is the live-action reimagining of the beloved children’s program DORA THE EXPLORER, titled DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD. In this film, we follow a teenage Dora (Isabela Moner) and friends (including Eugenio Derbez) as they try to find...

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[REVIEW] ‘DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD’ – Jungle Love

[REVIEW] ‘DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD’ – Jungle Love

Dora the Explorer gets a worthy, wild and wonderful live-action treatment.

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[REVIEW] ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’ – Turn the page, nothing to see here.

[REVIEW] ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’ – Turn the page, nothing to see here.

The film adaptation, directed by André Øvredal (THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE) and developed/written by Guillermo del Toro (THE SHAPE OF WATER), creates a film that’s heavy on atmosphere, with a dash of creepy monsters and a story that’s awfully pedestrian.

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Fresh on 4K: ‘POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU’ brings the lightning on UHD disc

Fresh on 4K: ‘POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU’ brings the lightning on UHD disc

Connor Bynum // Film Critic POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU Rated PG, 104 minutes.Director: Rob LettermanCast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Chris Geere and Suki Waterhouse When POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU released in theaters earlier this year, we gave it a favorable review with much of the high praise directed at the meticulously loyal live-action depiction of...

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[INTERVIEW] Filmmaker Andrea Berloff creates serious heat in ‘THE KITCHEN’

[INTERVIEW] Filmmaker Andrea Berloff creates serious heat in ‘THE KITCHEN’

Andrea Berloff makes her directorial debut with THE KITCHEN – and spoke with her about capturing these complex anti-heroes.

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[REVIEW] ‘ANGEL HAS FALLEN’ is for when your standards have also

[REVIEW] ‘ANGEL HAS FALLEN’ is for when your standards have also

ANGEL HAS FALLEN has done just that: fallen in entertainment quality and satisfactory thrills.

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