Angel Ready (This Week’s Movies)

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Samara Weaving: Ready or Not (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald, and etc.

Angel Has Fallen. “Sticks to the low road, relying on hackneyed dialogue and the belief that the more ammunition, the better. This might be bearable if it weren’t for the screenplay’s tilt toward mawkishness — you won’t be surprised to learn that it was all ‘about family’ in the end.”

Ready or Not. “This film does its job, delivering bloody laughs and sending the upper crust to Kingdom Come — good enough for the dog days of August.”

For my Seasoned Ticket post at the Scarecrow Video blog, I look back at a review of Francis Coppola’s The Cotton Club. The director’s latest cut of Apocalypse Now plays at the Ark Lodge and the Grand Illusion locally. Read it here.