Movie Review: END OF SENTENCE

END OF SENTENCE movie poster | ©2020 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: John Hawkes, Logan Lerman, Sarah Bolger, Andrea Irvine Writer: Michael Armbruster Director: Elfar Adalsteins Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date: May 29, 2020 END OF SENTENCE is a gentle-feeling, quiet dramedy that’s mostly about family dynamics. Anna Fogle (Andrea Irvine) is dying of cancer when we meet her. She’s the one common bond between her husband Frank (John Hawkes) and their son Sean (Logan Lerman), who is doing time in an Alabama jail for car theft. Anna has passed by the time Sean is released. He doesn’t want anything to do with his father. However, Anna’s last […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EQUAL STANDARD

EQUAL STANDARD movie poster | ©2020 C.O.D.

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Tobias Truvillion, Syleena Johnson, Chris Kerson, Brad Fleischer, Rob Minutoli, Ice-T, Robert Clohessy Writer: Taheim Bryan Director: Brendan Kyle Cochrane Distributor: C.O.D. Release Date (streaming on demand at equalstandardmovie.com): May 14, 2020  EQUAL STANDARD stakes a claim in the Wild West of movie distribution during Covid-19 lockdown by making itself available at equalstandardmovie.com for $9.99. For big-city viewers, this is a decent price, especially if there’s more than one viewer. The plot and intended scope of EQUAL STANDARD might be better served by an HBO miniseries. NYPD Detective Chris Jones (Tobias Truvillion) and his wife, NYPD […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EVIL LITTLE THINGS

EVIL LITTLE THINGS movie poster | ©2020 Uncork’d Entertainment

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Mason Wells, Geoff McKnight, L.A. Winters, Zach Galligan, Hannah Fierman, Courtney Hogan, Courtney Lakin, Jonathan Horne Writers: Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight Director: Matt Green Distributor: Uncork’d Entertainment Release Date (DVD and Digital): May 12, 2020 EVIL LITTLE THINGS is billed as a horror anthology. This isn’t quite accurate – it’s actually two stories, bound together by a wraparound third. The theme here is creepy dolls, which for some of us never gets old, providing it’s done right. Despite the fact that Matt Green directed the entire enterprise, the quality varies from piece to piece. The […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VALLEY GIRL (2020)

VALLEY GIRL (2020) Movie Poster | ©2020 Orion Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Jessica Rothe, Josh Whitehouse, Chloe Bennet, Ashleigh Murray, Jessie Ennis, Mae Whitman, Logan Paul, Alicia Silverstone, Judy Greer Writer: Amy Talkington, story by Andrew Lane and Wayne Crawford Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg Distributor: Orion Classics Release Date (VOD and drive-ins): May 8, 2020 VALLEY GIRL is the latest movie to get partly tripped up by its title. If it were called anything except VALLEY GIRL, it would be easier to accept on its own terms. But somehow it was decided that using the name for a film very unlike the 1983 original, thereby inviting apples to cucumbers […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TROLLS WORLD TOUR

TROLLS WORLD TOUR movie poster | ©2020 Universal Pictures/DreamWorks

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Ron Funches, Kelly Clarkson, Anderson .Paak, Sam Rockwell, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne Writers: Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky and Elizabeth Tippet, story by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger Director: Walter Dohrn Distributor: Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Release Date (VOD): April 10, 2020 TROLLS WORLD TOUR is among the first of the major studio releases to come out directly on VOD and streaming, rather than in movie theaters, as the result of sensible precautions during a pandemic. A few other features have […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SEA FEVER

SEA FEVER movie poster | ©2020 Gunpowder & Sky

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, Dougray Scott, Olwen Fouere, Jack Hickey, Ardalan Esmaili, Elie Bouakaze Writer: Neasa Hardiman Director: Neasa Hardiman Distributor: Gunpowder & Sky Release Date: (streaming and digital) April 10, 2020 “Sea fever” is a term for the mental condition that can result when sailors remain sleep-deprived for too long. It also describes a more literal ailment that afflicts the crew of a small Irish fishing trawler. Siobhan (Hermione Corfield) is an antisocial marine biologist, who studies patterns in oceanic flora. Happiest in her lab, Siobhan reluctantly goes to sea to study the catch of […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 15 – “Galaxy Brain”

Lisa Berry as Billie in SUPERNATURAL - Season 15 - "Galaxy Brain" | ©2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved/Bettina Strauss

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, Rob Benedict, Kim Rhodes, Lisa Berry, Yadira Guevara-Prip, Sandra Ferens, Nicco Del Rio Writer: Robert Berens, story by Meredith Glynn & Robert Berens, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Richard Speight Jr. Network: The CW, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: March 16, 2020 SUPERNATURAL has moved to Monday nights for the last nine episodes of its fifteen-year run. That run may be stretched out a little more than originally planned, since production on the series finale (like so many other things) was shut down due to concerns about the spread […]Read On »

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Movie Review: VIVARIUM

VIVARIUM movie poster | ©2020 Saban Films

Rating: R Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Eanna Hardwicke, Senan Jennings Writer: Garret Shanley Director: Lorcan Finnegan Distributor: Saban Films Release Date: March 27, 2020 VIVARIUM begins with the spectacle of a young cuckoo chick shoving other baby birds of another species out of a nest so that it can get the other chicks’ parent’s food all to itself. This beginning is in one way a literal representation of what we’re about to see, but in another way, it’s inexact. We meet good-hearted elementary school teacher Gemma (Imogen Poots) and her landscaper boyfriend Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) as they’re […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BLOODSHOT

BLOODSHOT movie poster | ©2020 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris, San Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Siddharth Dhananjay, Talulah Riley Writers: Jeff Wadlow and Eric Heisserer, story by Jeff Wadlow, based on the comics by Kevin VanHook & Bob Layton & Don Perlin Director: Dave Wilson Distributor: Sony/Columbia Release Date: March 13, 2020 BLOODSHOT is based on a comic book series by Kevin VanHook & Bob Layton & Don Perlin. At first glance, it looks like one of those Dolph Lundgren or Jean-Claude Van Damme techno sci-fi flicks that got a temporal update and a financial upgrade. While this isn’t an […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE POSTCARD KILLINGS

THE POSTCARD KILLINGS movie poster |©2020 RLJE Films

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Cush Jumbo, Joachim Krol, Steven Mackintosh, Naomi Battrick, Ruairi O’Connor, Denis O’Hare, Eva Rose Writers: Andrew Stern and Ellen Brown Furman, based on the screenplay by Liza Marklund & Tove Alsterdal and Tena Stivicic, based on the book THE POSTCARD KILLERS by James Patterson and Liza Marklund Director: Danis Tanovic Distributor: RLJE Films Release Date: March 13, 2020 THE POSTCARD KILLINGS touches on a few interesting ideas. However, this adaptation of a best-selling novel by James Patterson and Liza Marklund, written for the screen by Andrew Stern and Ellen Brown Furman, […]Read On »

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