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The Last Movie Star Review

The LAST MOVIE STAR Review — Burt Reynolds’ Swan Song is a Real Treat

The Last Movie Star review— Lisa Johnson Mandell says Adam Rifkin’s film, Burt Reynolds swan song, is a poignant and entertaining treasure.  Feeling like you’ve just about finished Netflix and Amazon and are looking for something new/old to watch? May I suggest a film that you might have missed if it ever came to a…

The Burnt Orange Heresy review

THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY Review — It’s a Good, Slow Burn

In her The Burnt Orange Heresy review, Lisa Johnson Mandell says the slow simmer to reach the ultimate boiling point is worth the wait. In the beginning of The Burnt Orange Heresy, we see annoyingly smug art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) in Italy, lecturing a group of eager tourists about an ersatz masterpiece supposedly done…

Baz Luhrmann

What Would Work Be Like in Offices Designed by Famous Movie Directors?

Would it be worth returning to work in offices designed by famous movie directors? Check out what the folks at Brother UK have imagined. Being away from an actual office for so long leaves us with plenty of time to imagine what the ideal workspace would look like once we finally return (if ever). The…

Summerland review

Summerland Review — Take an Armchair Vacation to the Brisk British Countryside

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Summerland review says it’s breath of fresh air for those who revel in picturesque British village TV series — and for those who don’t. With most of our vacation plans put on hold or being severely edited, it’s a welcome getaway substitute to watch a sentimental story that takes place in one…

The Rental Movie

THE RENTAL Review – Killer Views

In her The Rental review, film critic Staci Layne Wilson says Dave Franco’s latest is an ably-directed thriller with a thick and moody atmosphere. At the beginning of The Rental, we meet 20-somethings Mina (Sheila Vand, Snowpiercer) and Charlie (Dan Stevens, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) just as they are oohing and ahhing online…

Guilt-free chocolate

The Best Movie Snack Ever — Guilt-Free Chocolate!

Guilt-free chocolate that’s lower in lower in calories, sugar and fat? Who needs popcorn? Now that it’s not so easy to walk up to a concessions stand and order hot buttered popcorn, we have to get creative with the snacks we eat while watching our favorite movies and shows. Color me delighted to find a…

Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies

Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies — Have You Seen Them All?

The world’s super streamer has had incredible success this summer, for obvious reasons. Check out Netflix Top 10 List of Original Movies. Netflix is not big on releasing viewer numbers, but every once in awhile they throw us a bone, as they did last week when it revealed to Bloomberg it’s 10 most watched original…

Greyhound review

GREYHOUND Review — America’s Captain Does It Again

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Greyhound review says this riveting WWII film is just the shot of patriotism we can all use right now. Whether he’s captaining planes, boats or soldiers, Tom Hanks never fails to draw us in, teaching us about humanity, sacrifice and grace under pressure, every step of the way. Hanks does it yet…

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST Review — Something to Sing About

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Eurovision Song Contest review says Will Ferrell’s cheeky take on a European institution strikes the right chord. First of all, you need to know just how humongous the Eurovision Song Contest is across the pond. I’d say it’s the biggest TV event of the year, maybe the equivalent of the Super Bowl…

Elvis from Outer Space Review

ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE Review – A Whacky Space Oddity

Critic Staci Layne Wilson’s Elvis From Outer Space review says only Presley fanatics and B-movie mavens will have “burning love” for this one. Elvis has left the planet in this corny but heartfelt low-budget space oddity, Elvis From Outer Space. I mean, you’ve got to know you’re not getting 2001: A Space Odyssey with this…

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