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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The Dirt' Is a Poorly Acted, By-the-Numbers Mötley Crüe Biopic

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'The Dirt' Is a Poorly Acted, By-the-Numbers Mötley Crüe Biopic

Mar 26, 2019 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

Jeff Tremaine, director of the Jackass films, tries to deliver an actual narrative movie—and bombs miserably with The Dirt , a lame Netflix biopic on Mötley Crüe.

Based on the book that was written by me...

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Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Triple Frontier' Is Not Original as an Action-Thriller, but It's a Lot of Fun

Home Video Review: Netflix's 'Triple Frontier' Is Not Original as an Action-Thriller, but It's a Lot of Fun

Mar 21, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

If you are looking for a good, standard action-thriller to put into your Netflix queue, Triple Frontier is a safe bet. Maybe it’s too safe, in fact, but regardless, after a one-week theatrical release, ...

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Home Video Review: Dark Western 'Never Grow Old' Is a Return to Form for Emile Hirsch, John Cusack

Home Video Review: Dark Western 'Never Grow Old' Is a Return to Form for Emile Hirsch, John Cusack

Mar 19, 2019 12:00  |  Bob Grimm

Emile Hirsch and John Cusack, two actors whose careers have seen better times, star in Never Grow Old , a dark Western about a religious town visited by the devil.

The devil would be Dutch Albert (Cusack...

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Not Much of a 'Marvel': Brie Larson Seems Lethargic in the Decidedly Ho-Hum 'Captain Marvel'

Not Much of a 'Marvel': Brie Larson Seems Lethargic in the Decidedly Ho-Hum 'Captain Marvel'

Mar 14, 2019 09:30  |  Bob Grimm

It looks like somebody forgot to tell Brie Larson to have fun and let loose in Captain Marvel . Her turn as the title character, aka Carol Danvers, is laced with lethargy and bizarre line deliveries.

Sam...

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Home Video Review: 'Instant Family' Is More Than Just a Run-of-the-Mill Family Comedy

Home Video Review: 'Instant Family' Is More Than Just a Run-of-the-Mill Family Comedy

Mar 12, 2019 10:00  |  Bob Grimm

While Instant Family might have the look of a routine family comedy, it is anything but: This movie is funny from start to finish, and it packs a couple of emotional punches, too.

Couple Pete and Ellie (...

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Psycho-Stalker Fun: 'Greta' Isn't Groundbreaking, but Great Performances and Some Scares Make It Worthwhile

Psycho-Stalker Fun: 'Greta' Isn't Groundbreaking, but Great Performances and Some Scares Make It Worthwhile

Mar 07, 2019 10:30  |  Bob Grimm

Isabelle Huppert goes bonkers in director Neil Jordan’s Greta , a silly, standard psycho-stalker film made somewhat fun by Huppert’s commitment to nuttiness, as well as co-star Chloe Grace Moretz’s exce...

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Home Video Review: HBO's 'Leaving Neverland' Offers Damning Evidence That Michael Jackson Did Bad Things

Home Video Review: HBO's 'Leaving Neverland' Offers Damning Evidence That Michael Jackson Did Bad Things

Mar 06, 2019 13:00  |  Bob Grimm

Childhood innocence, my ass. Michael Jackson was a certified creep, a sick dude with a strange agenda when it came to spending way too much time with other people’s young, impressionable children.

I alre...

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Content Shifter: Ten Streaming TV Series Based on Comic Books

Content Shifter: Ten Streaming TV Series Based on Comic Books

Mar 06, 2019 10:45  |  Bill Frost

Back in my day, comic-book stories stayed on comic-book pages. Yes, there were Batman movies—the best still being 1997’s Batman and Robin , naysayers be damned—but superheroes were mostly relegated to p...

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