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  • Park Row

    Park Row

    ★★★★½

    A 70-year-old movie about a 135-year-old circulation war populated with forgotten 19th century celebrities that’s hilariously relevant in 2020. An 83-minute tribute to the power of words. Words spoken, words written, words typeset, words printed.

    “The press is good or evil, according to the character of those who direct it.”

    -30-

  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    ★★★

    A comedy of remarriage for the age of retweets. Pitch: “What if Date Night, but funny? And also: What if Eyes Wide Shut, but funny?”

    And it is funny. And that is enough.

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★★

    “A Whole New World” with Peabo and Regina, best end credits song ever.

  • Sleepless

    Sleepless

    ★★★

    Never got around to this remake of Sleepless Night because I love the original and the reviews were mostly terrible, but this was a solid B-movie with a very good, very sweaty Jamie Foxx performance in the lead role. Is it going to change your life? Of course not. Did it get the job done while I was decompressing on a Friday night? Hell yes.

  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

    ★★

    I just wish they had stuck with the original concept, Aliens vs. Predator vs. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    ★★½

    The movie runs 89 minutes and a full third of that is wasted introducing a ton of human characters who are treated like cannon fodder the second the title characters show up. Still, the effects are gloppily, gloriously practical and it’s hard to entirely dismiss any film where Sanaa Lathan wields a severed xenomorph head as a shield.

  • The Trip to Greece

    The Trip to Greece

    ★★★★

    This franchise is never allowed to end. I look forward to 2075’s The Trip to Romania starring holograms of Coogan and Brydon. Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    ★★★★★

    Someone please commit a seemingly insignificant slight against Michael Jordan so he does something incredible and they have to make more episodes of The Last Dance. I’m not ready for it to be over.

    Seriously, you can complain about the structure or whatever. I loved every minute. I would have watched 10 more hours. Looking forward to watching this on Sundays have been so good for my mental health during this time. I’ll always remember that and also the guy…

  • Nomads

    Nomads

    ★★½

    John McTiernan’s first feature includes almost none of his directorial trademarks and Pierce Brosnan’s accent is so bad I’m surprised there isn’t a warrant out for his arrest in France.

  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers

    ★★★★★

    This would be a perfect kids movie if it was 45 minutes shorter.

  • Scoob!

    Scoob!

    ★★

    Scooby dooby don’t.

    Full review at ScreenCrush.

  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    Die Hard: With a Vengeance

    ★★★★

    I still have trouble with the 5-gallon jug and the 3-gallon jug.