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RESURRECTION – Movie Review

With Holy Week upon us, everyone’s minds are on the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, death and Resurrection – the three incidents that are at the core of the message of salvation offered by faith in Christ. And so it’s fitting that this week, we are spotlighting a wonderful new film that’s available on the Discovery […]

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MOVIE REVIEWS – Now Playing

This week I’m looking at a couple of veteran performers in movies of wildly different quality, both of which are found on Amazon Prime. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reteam in the sequel to “Coming to America” called “Coming 2 America” (the lame title is just the start of its weaknesses), which debuts today. Meanwhile, […]

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MOVIES & TV – Reviews

It’s officially Spooky Season, but I’m a wuss when it comes to handling most modern horror movies, so instead I’m taking a look at a funny new Halloween movie – Netflix’s latest Adam Sandler film “Hubie Halloween”(PG13) – and a terrific, nerve-wracking new suspense series on Fox called “NEXT” (TV-14) by one of the top […]

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VIDEO REVIEWS – Stay at Home Edition #2

As we slog through a second full month of Coronavirus-inspired lockdowns, it’s time to suggest some good escapist films on Netflix this month. Watch any of these to find a fun couple of hours that will take your mind far away from the boring surroundings of home and give you a much-needed jolt of energy […]

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STAYING AT HOME – Movies

As the Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic of the Pasadena Weekly from July 2009-August 2019, I saw and reviewed hundreds of movies as they were ideally meant to be presented: in movie theatres. But now that two of the nation’s largest theatre chains, AMC and Regal, have agreed to close for six to 12 weeks apiece […]

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THE CALL OF THE WILD – Movies

At 77 years old, Harrison Ford is still setting a high standard for seniors with his recent comeback in two of the latest “Star Wars” films and his upcoming shoot for the 5th Indiana Jones movie this summer. This weekend, he delivers a fun, feisty and occasionally touching performance in a new film based on […]

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“1917” – Movies

War is a terrible experience that can nonetheless bring out the best in those who fight. Inspiring courage and tenacity under the worst of circumstances, the heroism that results offers inspiration to those who hear their tales of rising to the occasion or giving the ultimate sacrifice. The new movie “1917” provides a remarkable example […]

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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER – Movies

Over the course of eight prior movies in 42 years, just about everyone in the world has found the “Star Wars” films to be a key part of their entertainment lives. Combining stunning space action, stirring Oscar-winning scores by John Williams and wonderfully iconic characters, these are events that deliver lots of fun no matter […]

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“RICHARD JEWELL” – Movies

There’s plenty of arguing going on in America these days across the political divide, with the non-stop, 24-hour news cycle ratcheting up the tension and making it easy for people on both sides to argue over which stories are real and which are altered for an agenda. The new movie “Richard Jewell,” directed by the […]

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“KNIVES OUT” – Movies

Truly great mysteries are in short supply these days at the movies. So are truly funny comedies. The new movie “Knives Out” solves both problems at once by serving up a star-packed cast in a whodunit that also is loaded with funny lines throughout. Moving at a relentless pace filled with twists, turns and flashbacks […]