Movie reviews
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AMAZING GRACE * * * * (1972 concert film) We went to church on Good Friday: the Los Angeles New Temple Mission Baptist Church, site of a 1972 gospel concert by Aretha Franklin, shown on the screen at the Avon Cinema. The concert (actually two concerts) more
PENGUINS * * * * (Disney Earth Day feature film) For the past 10 years we have been looking forward to Disney's Earth Day feature film. This year it is Penguins. The Antarctic Adelie Penguin, to be precise. Screenwriter David Fowler (no relation, more
Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI Us **** out of five stars Writer-director Jordan Peele's eagerly-awaited follow-up to his hit Get Out returns to the world of societal horror, but with some new twists. One fateful summer, the Wilson family heads off to more
MISSING LINK * * * (Clever family cartoon comedy with message) Missing Link makes for a perfect family movie for April vacation week. Even teenagers may like it. Zack Galifianakis is the voice of Mr. Link, that missing link in the chain between animals more
PET SEMATARY* * ½ (Unsettling, ghoulish take on King’s novel)Yes, kids, “cemetery” is spelled incorrectly. But that’s the least of the worries for parents whose kids … more
SHAZAM! * * (Silly, sloppy, superhero flick) Shazam! can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a dark story or a silly comedy. It succeeds at neither. Asher Angel plays Billy Batson, a 14-year-old foster child who visits a very dark place and is more
DUMBO (Dark Disney classic) * * * Everyone remembers the Disney cartoon about the baby elephant with ears big enough to help him fly. Tim Burton has remade the story using live action with some very good special effects and some very dark moments, which more
GLORIA BELL * * * (Middle age angst) Julianne Moore stars as Gloria, a middle-aged (late 50s) divorced woman with baggage who finds romance with a middle-aged divorced man (John Turturro) with much more baggage. Both have two grown children. His won't more
HOTEL MUMBAI * * (Horrifying, disturbing, true terrorist story) The most disturbing thing about Hotel Mumbai" is that it is based on a true story of the attack on the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai in 2008. Director Anthony Maras pulls no punches in" more
US* * *(Violent horror film)Jordan Peele thrilled us with his original, mind-bending first film, “Get Out,” adding a twist that few saw coming. His second film will please those who are … more
By Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World *** out of five stars DreamWorks' trilogy of animated films based off Cressida Cowell's book series How to Train Your Dragon comes to an end, almost a decade after the first's more
FIVE FEET APART* * * ½ Joyce* * * Don(Teen romance under tough conditions)Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) are confined to a hospital with cystic fibrosis. What could have … more
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