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  1. Pete B. says:

    Pretty impressed that WAR cracked the weekend’s Top Ten with being in only 305 theaters. Hrithik Roshan is one good looking guy. I’m surprised Hollywood hasn’t tried to snag him yet.

  2. movieman says:

    I’ve said the same thing about Tahar Rahim, Pete.
    He proved in “Mary Magdalene” that he’s capable of speaking perfect, unaccented English.
    I’m surprised Marvel/Disney hasn’t called yet.
    Rahim IS in Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Netflix miniseries. Not sure whether it’s a French or English speaking role, though.

    P.S.= Any idea why I have to type in “name” and “mail” every time I post? Previously that info was in the website’s memory bank.

  3. Geoff says:

    I was blown away by Joker and I didn’t expect to be – I didn’t think Todd Phillips had it in him to direct something like this. Of course he DID it in have him to come off like an entitled crybaby in the vein of Dave Chappelle this past week…commiserating about how this film was his response to “woke” culture and “cancel culture.” It simply isn’t, it’s a much more humane film than a lot of critics are giving it credit for.

  4. Stella's Boy says:

    Watched some Netflix movies. In the Shadow of the Moon is alright. Cast is solid. Mickle is a pretty talented director. Some cool set pieces. And I like that medium-budget genre movies like this get made from time to time. Story grows increasingly kooky and it’s a little too long (and sappy). Not bad.

    In the Tall Grass. Wow. I hear the short story is excellent. I cannot believe anyone likes the movie and I see so many horror nerds giving it good-to-great notices. It’s painfully dull. Literally 90 minutes of annoying doofuses walking in grass. That’s it. I’m a big fan of Natali and it does look nice. But holy shit it’s boring and terrible.

    Hoping I see something good soon. And I’ll be checking out Joker this week.

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