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Socially Distanced Films: El Toro Flicks Brings an Upgraded Drive-In Movie Experience to the Westfield Mall

Socially Distanced Films: El Toro Flicks Brings an Upgraded Drive-In Movie Experience to the Westfield Mall

Aug 06, 2020 14:00  |  Matt King

In some ways, the pandemic has driven us toward technology, like Zoom meetings, which allow us to meet when we can’t be physically together. In other ways, it’s driven us toward old-school vibes, incl...

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Content Shifter: Ten of the Worst Movies of the Summer of 2020

Content Shifter: Ten of the Worst Movies of the Summer of 2020

Aug 03, 2020 14:30  |  Bill Frost

Movie theaters are over . Sure, you might for a minute feel nostalgic for the privilege of driving to the Gigantaplex, buying tickets, forking over a lump sum for an XXXL BladderBuster Diet Coke and Meg...

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Home Video Review: Disney+'s 'Muppets Now' Features a Fun Energy That Will Appeal to Muppets Fans Both Old and New

Home Video Review: Disney+'s 'Muppets Now' Features a Fun Energy That Will Appeal to Muppets Fans Both Old and New

Aug 03, 2020 14:10  |  Bob Grimm

The new Disney+ series Muppets Now— the umpteenth incarnation of the Muppets on TV—proves to be a good one, with Kermit and pals assimilating into the world of Zoom and cooking-competition shows.

The pre...

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Home Video Review: 'The Rental' Isn't Original, but Fine Performances Make It Worth a Rental for Horror Fans

Home Video Review: 'The Rental' Isn't Original, but Fine Performances Make It Worth a Rental for Horror Fans

Jul 27, 2020 14:35  |  Bob Grimm

Dave Franco, brother of James, makes his directorial debut (and also co-wrote the screenplay) with The Rental , a serviceable slasher film that proves the newbie director can successfully create a creep...

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Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s Greyhound,' Starring Tom Hanks, Is a Compelling World War II Flick

Home Video Review: Apple TV+'s Greyhound,' Starring Tom Hanks, Is a Compelling World War II Flick

Jul 21, 2020 13:00  |  Bob Grimm

When Apple bought the distribution rights to Greyhound , the new Tom Hanks movie, and announced the film would be released via Apple TV+, my first thought was: “It must suck!”

This knee-jerk reaction was...

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Home Video Review: 'The Outpost,' About a Harrowing Real-Life Battle in Afghanistan, Is Fantastic but Difficult

Home Video Review: 'The Outpost,' About a Harrowing Real-Life Battle in Afghanistan, Is Fantastic but Difficult

Jul 14, 2020 15:30  |  Bob Grimm

The Outpost —based on a real-life battle that took place at an American base poorly placed in the middle of a mountainous Afghanistan—is a harrowing and frustrating experience.

The frustration is not th...

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Home Video Review: Will Ferrell's Unfunny Streak Continues With Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'

Home Video Review: Will Ferrell's Unfunny Streak Continues With Netflix's 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'

Jul 13, 2020 15:00  |  Bob Grimm

Will Ferrell used to be a sure-fire comedy guarantee: There was a stretch when it seemed he could do no wrong.

Alas, that stretch is long behind him now, and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire S...

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Home Video Review: 'Hamilton' on Disney+ Is the Gem It Was Rumored to Be

Home Video Review: 'Hamilton' on Disney+ Is the Gem It Was Rumored to Be

Jul 07, 2020 13:20  |  Bob Grimm

A confession: I didn’t like Hamilton the first time I watched it on Disney+. The music felt unoriginal; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s face and voice were annoying me; and I had problems following the plot.

But … ...

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