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Judy Theatrical Review
Judy   Judy Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  9/27/2019 10:21 AM EDT
I went to see the new biopic "Judy" fully expecting to watch Renee Zellweger in performance, but she never showed up. That was ok though, because Judy Garland was there on the screen filling in for her, and was she ever good.Playing a real-life person is the hardest challenge facing any actor, especially if that person is well known and b... Read More

Downton Abbey Theatrical Review
Downton Abbey   Downton Abbey Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  9/19/2019 5:11 PM EDT
"Downton Abbey" is sumptuous and stylish in a way the touches your heart and moves your soul. It's rather like a cherished overcoat you snuggle into in winter that's at once familiar, comfortable and warm. Of all the British period pieces about upper class families living in the 1920's that I've seen over the years, this one is by far the... Read More

Ad Astra Theatrical Review
Ad Astra   Ad Astra Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  9/17/2019 11:19 AM EDT
Before you ask and to clear up one piece of confusion about this film, the title "Ad Astra" is Latin for "To The Stars", which this movie is somewhat all about. I say somewhat because the story borrows liberally from Joseph Conrad's ‘Heart Of Darkness" in the same way ‘Apocalypse Now' utilized the journey and th... Read More

Hustlers Theatrical Review
Hustlers   Hustlers Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  9/12/2019 4:09 PM EDT
The moment Jennifer Lopez steps on to the stage dressed in dental floss, and smiles and begins her Pole Dancing routine as the patrons of "Move Gentleman's Club" throw hundreds of dollars at her, you know this is going to be the role she'll be remembered for. Not since she and George Clooney tussled in the trunk of a car in "Out... Read More

The Peanut Butter Falcon Theatrical Review
The Peanut Butter Falcon   The Peanut Butter Falcon Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  8/12/2019 9:34 AM EDT
Every once and awhile a small film comes along that unexpectedly packs a punch to the heart and unarms you with its charm. This film is like that. It's a walking, talking, a riff on a modern Mark Twain style adventure tale, that adds so many more layers to what's expected, you'll find yourself moved emotionally by its evolving storyline... Read More

The Art of Racing in the Rain Theatrical Review
The Art of Racing in the Rain   The Art of Racing in the Rain Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  8/6/2019 4:54 PM EDT
FACT: Of all the animal species in the world, the one we humans are closest to and have formed the most lasting relationship with is the dog. It's a relationship that started over 100,000 years ago, just about as long as we've trod this earth, and may actually be responsible for our survival as a species. FACT: It's known that when humans pet ... Read More

Tomorrow Man Theatrical Review
Tomorrow Man   Tomorrow Man Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/31/2019 11:36 AM EDT
Once upon a time I actually thought great actors and great acting could make any film work. Then, I grew up and figured out that only a great story can make a film great, no matter how good the actors in it may be. Without a compelling script that captures the audience from the start and continues to hold them through to the end, all you're left wi... Read More

Rocketman Theatrical Review
Rocketman   Rocketman Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/30/2019 2:39 PM EDT
What can you say about a movie that tries to totally capture the formative years of a ROCK GOD?A film that covers his childhood (I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues), his partnership (Daniel), his rise to fame (Honky Cat), his fame (Pinball Wizard), his relationships (Don't Go Breakin' My Heart), his addictions (Crocodile Rock), h... Read More

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Theatrical Review
Godzilla: King of the Monsters   Godzilla: King of the Monsters Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/29/2019 2:58 PM EDT
The very first "Godzilla, King of the Monsters" movie I ever saw was the 1956 version shot on film in Black & White, and it starred of all people, Raymond Burr (Perry Mason). I watched it when I was about 7 years old on late night television decades after it was made and thought that a 400-foot tall dinosaur, awoken from undersea hibe... Read More

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Theatrical Review
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum   John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  5/15/2019 10:19 AM EDT
Let's start by saying; if you're a John Wick fan, you won't be disappointed by this latest installment of the franchise. The same goes for Keanu Reeves fans, Halle Berry fans, Action Movie fans, and just plain well-made Pop Movie fans.Right from the very first film, you could tell this opus was always meant to be a franchise; the type of movie seri... Read More

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