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Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN 1984

WONDER WOMAN 1984 movie poster | ©2020 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Lilly Aspell, Lucian Perez Writers: Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns & Dave Callahan, story by Patty Jenkins & Geoff Johns, based on characters created by DC Comics and William Moulton Marston Director: Patty Jenkins Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: December 25, 2020 WONDER WOMAN 1984 is enjoyable, but unpredictable in not always wondrous ways. Both Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are back from the excellent 2017 WONDER WOMAN film, which explained how and why Gadot’s Amazon Princess Diana left her magical island home of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Rating: R Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Chris Lowell, Molly Shannon, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Max Greenfield, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Steve Monroe, Samuel Richardson, Alfred Molina Writer: Emerald Fennell Director: Emerald Fennell Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 25, 2020 PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN starts out seeming, well, promising. Cassie (Carey Mulligan) is just turning thirty, still lives with her parents (Clancy Brown and Jennifer Coolidge), and works a low-paying job at a coffee shop. She likes her co-workers, including supervisor Gail (Laverne Cox), and won’t accept a promotion when one is offered. Turns […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLUMHOUSE’S THE CRAFT: LEGACY

THE CRAFT LEGACY movie poster | ©2020 Sony/Columbia

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Caelee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, Michelle Monaghan, David Duchovny, Julian Grey, Charles Vandervaart, Donald MacLean Jr. Writer: Zoe Lister-Jones, based on characters created by Peter Filardi Director: Zoe Lister-Jones Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: October 28, 2020 (theatrical, VOD); December 22, 2020 (DVD, Blu-ray, digital) BLUMHOUSE’S THE CRAFT: LEGACY is a sequel to 1996’s THE CRAFT. Both films deal with teenaged witches. The difference is that, in the original, young women getting together and finding their power resulted in divisiveness and death. THE CRAFT: LEGACY, however, is nothing if not woke. The result […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FORGET ME NOT

FORGET ME NOT movie poster | ©2020 Trinity Creative Partnership

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Tobias Menzies, Genevieve O’Reilly, Gemma Jones Writer: Mark Underwood, story by Rebecca Long, Steve Spence, Mark Underwood Directors: Alexander Holt & Lance Roehrig Distributor: Trinity Creative Partnership Release Date: May 9, 2016 (U.S. theatrical); December 17, 2020 (home video) FORGET ME NOT, per IMDB, was actually made in 2010. This accounts for the youthful appearances of leads Tobias Menzies (THE CROWN, OUTLANDER, GAME OF THRONES) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma in the current run of STAR WARS projects). Will Fletcher (Menzies) is a London musician, charming when playing folk-rock on his guitar in a London club, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE

THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE | ©2020 4Digital Media

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mhairi Calvey, Waleed Elgadi, Makenna Guyler, Kevin Leslie, Emma Spurgin Hussey, Jo Price Writer: Wolf-Peter Arand, story by Juliane Block & Wolf-Peter Arand Director: Juliane Block Distributor: 4Digital Media Release Date: December 15, 2020 THE CURSE OF HOBBES HOUSE begins with an elaborate narrated prologue, voiced over still artwork illustrations. It’s a bit confusing, at first, because we hear about a “great war” with big explosions, but this turns out not to be the Great War, i.e., World War I. Instead, it’s a pre-history event in what is now England. An evil king called Dormant kills […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Michael Copon plays bad boy beau in new ION TELEVISION holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Michael Copon in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering tonight on Ion Television, Holly (Jennifer Freeman) has a holiday surprise for her beau Phil, played by Michael Copon. In a quaint tourist town (actually, Idaho Springs, Colorado), Holly, per what she thinks is part of their five-year plan, proposes marriage. Trouble is, Phil thought Holly was going to break up with him, and has pre-cushioned the blow by arranging to spend the weekend with his ex, Tiffany (Nikki Leigh). Will Holly leave the door open for Phil’s return, or will she fall for carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar)? Copon (rhymes with […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actress Jennifer Freeman gets into the Christmas spirit with new role in the ION Television holiday movie – Exclusive Interview

Jennifer Freeman in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

BEAUS OF HOLLY is a Christmas movie, premiering Saturday, December 12 on ION Television, with a title that’s a play on the line “boughs of holly” from the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls.” It also refers to Holly, played by Jennifer Freeman, a greeting card designer who brings her lawyer boyfriend Phil (Michael Copon) to the small town of Winterland, Colorado (actually, Idaho Springs, CO) for a romantic weekend. When Phil expresses uncertainty about their future together, Holly is taken on a tour of the area by carriage driver Jake (Johnny Pacar). Jake’s spontaneity is alien to the schedule-oriented Holly, […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ARCHENEMY

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Rating: Not Rated Stars: Joe Manganiello, Skylan Brooks, Zolee Griggs, Paul Scheer, Amy Seimetz, Glenn Howerton, Jessica Allain Writer: Adam Egypt Mortimer, story by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Lucas Passmore Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date: December 11, 2020 ARCHENEMY is one of those movies that invites us to guess what’s going on for most of its running time. Is the man who calls himself Max Fist (Joe Manganiello) really a superhero from another dimension whose powers don’t work in this world? Or is Max a delusional homeless person, whose mental issues are being made worse by […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WANDER DARKLY

WANDER DARKLY movie poster | ©2020 Lionsgate

Rating: R Stars: Sienna Miller, Diego Luna, Beth Grant, Vanessa Bayer, Brett Rice, Aimee Carrero, Tory Kittles, James Landry Hebert, Dan Gill, Ethan Cohn, Lamont Thompson Writer: Tara Miele Director: Tara Miele Distributor: Lionsgate Release Date: December 11, 2020 WANDER DARKLY is one of those movies where even to explain the premise may be to spoil it. So, we’ll go with the set-up. Adrienne (Sienna Miller) and Matteo (Diego Luna) are an unmarried couple living together in Los Angeles with their adorable baby daughter, Ellie. They’ve recently bought a house. Matteo and Adrienne’s mother, Patty (Beth Grant), can’t stand each […]Read On »

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BEAUS OF HOLLY: Actor Johnny Pacar chats about his new ION Television holiday film – Exclusive Interview

Johnny Pacar in the ION Television Holiday movie BEAUS OF HOLLY | ©2020 ION Television

In the new Christmas movie BEAUS OF HOLLY, premiering Saturday, December 12 at 7/6c pm on Ion Television, Johnny Pacar plays one of the title characters. Holly (Jennifer Freeman) is a greeting card designer who brings her beau Phil (Michael Copon) to a romantic weekend getaway to the picturesque small town of Winterland (played by Idaho Springs, Colorado). When Phil gets cold feet and backs out of the weekend, Pacar’s character, Winterland horse carriage driver Jake, takes it upon himself to cheer up Holly by playing tour guide. Even though Holly likes to schedule every moment of the day and […]Read On »

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