Review: Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos surprised me. I expected it to be an imitation of I Love Lucy and it wasn’t. It was a behind the scenes look into a pivotal week in the life of Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) as real people. It showed them as the creative, intelligent, passionate, people who crafted a famous television show.

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Review: Veronica Mars, season 4

Veronica Mars, season 4, is available on Hulu. Creator Rob Thomas keeps the cast of characters true to their beginnings and puts them in the middle of a series of bombings in their small beach town.

Over the years, so many people have cycled in and out of the cast of Veronica Mars. A Hollywood who’s who. It’s nice to see who is still around after all this time.

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Review: La La Land

La La Land opens with a reference to Cinemascope and closes with a reference to Panavision. Everything in between is a love story to the musicals of the past filmed in Cinemascope and Panavision. Continue Reading: Review: La La Land

Watch This: Two Trailers for La La Land

La La Land premiers at the end of the month at the Venice Film Festival, so buzz about it will surely start then, but the film won’t be in theaters until December 16: your holiday musical. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone head up this film about an aspiring jazz musician and an aspiring actress. Continue Reading: Watch This: Two Trailers for La La Land

Watch This: Trailer for The Meddler with Susan Sarandon

The Meddler looks like a knockout. Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as mother and daughter. Guess which one’s the meddler. Yeah, not too hard.

Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the film also stars Megalyn Echikunwoke and a Harley riding J.K. Simmons. A few other actors you may recognize in the film include Amy Landecker, Jason Ritter, Lucy Punch, Laura San Giacomo, and Harry Hamlin. It’s a big cast. Continue Reading: Watch This: Trailer for The Meddler with Susan Sarandon

Review: An Invisible Sign

An Invisible Sign got terrible reviews from all the critics. And, as often happens, I love the very movie the critics hate.

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Review: Barefoot

Barefoot can now be steamed from services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. It’s a rom-com starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman, released in 2014.

Spoilers ahead.

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