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It has been a long, hot and disappointing summer at the movies. Friends still call and ask, What's good out there?" There are only two "Don't miss" summer movies that we can unequivocally recommend: The Lion King and Yesterday. My daughter buys a" more
YESTERDAY * * * 1/2 (Don) Joyce * * * (Quirky musical fantasy) First of all, you have to buy into the fact that solar flares descended on Earth and caused everybody except Jack to forget that the Beatles ever existed. For some odd reason, they also don't more
PAVAROTTI * * * (Well-constructed documentary) Director Ron Howard does an excellent job of telling Luciano Pavarotti's life story in this two-hour documentary that covers all the bases. Using old black and white photos, talking heads, concert videos more
LUCE * * * * (Psychological drama) Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars as Luce, a black boy adopted by a white couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) at a young age after living with extreme danger and violence in an unnamed third world country. Luce is the ideal son: more
CHARLIE'S ANGELS ** ½ (The Angels strike again) Fans of the former TV series will probably enjoy the angels and their new recruit beating up on the bad guys. We found the two-hour, … more
THE GOOD LIAR * * ½ (Crime drama with a twist) Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen give good performances as senior citizens who meet through a computer dating service. Roy is a con man … more
THE LION KING * * * * (Dark, profound, Disney adaptation) First, there was the animated Disney film, then the unbelievably clever Broadway musical. Now comes Disney's dark and profound interpretation of the Circle of Life, as seen through the eyes of a more
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME* * *(More Marvel hero stuff)If your brain is not completely saturated with Marvel heroes, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” opens by saying good-bye to Iron Man Tony … more
The good, the bad & the ugly(Not the movie)With only a half dozen or so good movies to see this past summer, and only an “It” sequel opening last weekend, reviewing movies has become … more
THE ADDAMS FAMILY * * ½ (Cartoon version of classic family) The Addams Family has a long history of success with its hit TV series, print cartoons, live action movies and even a … more
GEMINI MAN * * ½ (Sci-fi thriller) Will Smith stars as Henry Brogen, a sharp-shooting assassin with 72 kills to his credit. His last kill leaves some doubts in his mind, as he looks … more
ANGEL HAS FALLEN  * * * (Improbable action film) Gerard Butler stars as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president (Morgan Freeman). While on a fishing trip, the … more
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