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  •  The Addams Family 2:

    This animated feature is a sequel to the 2019 "Addams Family" movie, with most of the same voice actors showing up to put their own spin on the well-worn characters who first appeared in magazine cartoons and later on the live-action TV series. The story opens with Morticia and Gomez (voices of Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac) distraught because their children are growing up and are growing away from them, not wanting to attend dinner with the family, and hanging out with their own friends. This is the signal for the parents to rent an RV and take a cross-country trip, a one-last-family-event, which of course, results in disaster on many levels. Chloe Grace Moritz is the voice of Wednesday, and Snoop Dog voices "It." Rated PG.


  • Last Night in Soho (2021):

    This horror-thriller stars Anya Taylor-Joy, the Emmy winner who played the chess genius in "Queen's Gambit," and here plays Sandy, an aspiring fashion designer who finds herself with a rare and puzzling ability - she is able to leave today's world, and disappear into the 1960s. While more than 6 decades in the past, she discovers a remarkable young singer and it appears that she may be able to have an impact on the young woman's life. The flavour of 1960s London is captured perfectly, and the film's soundtrack is a perfect depiction of the music, much of which was part of the "British Invasion" that had Petula Clark, The Kinks, Cilla Black and the Foremost, The Walker Brothers, and Dusty Springfield taking over North American airwaves just as they had done in London where this film is set and shot. The director is Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," "Scott Pilgrim VS the World") who plays his '60s hand very well here given the fact that he was born five years after that decade ended. No sooner is that thought crystallized than the entire scenario begins to change, and dark forces come into play. At its heart, this is a ghost story in the purest sense, with a lot on which to chew as the plot is complex, the acting superb, and the times alive just as they were back in the day. The title was lifted from the 1960s hit by Dave, Dee, Beaky, Mick and Tich, and Diana Rigg, who was one of the hottest stars of the '60s makes her final appearance before her recent death in this film. Interesting and unusual. Rated 14A.

  • Annie Live (2021):

    Not a movie exactly, but the latest musical to get the "live" treatment on television is the story of the little girl, orphaned in New York City during the Great Depression, and who, along with her faithful dog Sandy, found her way into the heart of mega-rich Daddy Warbucks. The original show ran on Broadway for six years, won a stack of Tony Awards, spawned dozens of road companies that travelled the world, and inspired three movie treatments. In today's world it's all about diversity and equality, and the cast reflects all of that. Mean Miss Hannigan, who ran the orphanage where Annie lived, played in the first movie by Carol Burnett, is now portrayed by Taraji P. Henson. The Daddy Warbucks role is taken on by one-time American Idol judge, and long-time New Orleans-based composer and performer Harry Connick, Jr. Grace is Daddy Warbucks' chief of staff and she is played here by "Masked Singer" judge Nicole Scherzinger, and the young lady herself, after a nationwide search, Annie, is played by 12-year-old Celina Smith who cut her acting teeth in the role of Nala in the touring company of "The Lion King." Although the television ratings were not particularly good in either of the show’s airings, the standout performance here belonged to Scherzinger who proved that she could do it all – she sang, she danced, she acted, and she was just exceptional, far better than this vehicle deserved. It’s wholesome family entertainment, and after that, of course, the sun will come up ... tomorrow. Rated PG.

  • Munich: The Edge of War (2021):

    This dramatic story, based on fact and on many real people, as well as a few that were made up, spins out a personal drama with the backdrop of the runup to WWII stealing most of the thunder. George McKay ("1917") is a British diplomat who travels to Munich, partly on government business as war looms everywhere in 1938, and partly for personal reasons, as a former schoolmate of his from Oxford, now working for the German government takes on a complex position within Hitler's regime. McKay's character is gay, and his attraction to the school friend is more than just the simple desire to reconnect. The two stories are woven together in such a fashion as to create drama within the drama - one, the War, of which we know the outcome, and the other, the personal story, which is fraught with peril. Based on the international best-seller by Robert Harris. Rated 14A.


    Robin Robin (2021):

    This stop-motion animated film from the UK tells the story of a little baby robin who rolls out of her nest onto the ground, and who is saved, and then raised by a family of mice. As Robin gets older, she begins to realize that she is not a mouse, and that maybe she doesn't really belong with this family. A heart-warming story with an excellent message that both children and parents will enjoy. Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") provides one of the major voices in this British made film. Rated G.

New on CRAVE

False Positive (2021):

This horror thriller, thought of by many in the cast and crew, as a modern day "Rosemary's Baby," focuses on a couple, Lucy and Adrian (Ilana Glazer and Justin Theroux), married two years, who have been unable to conceive. In a near-miraculous opportunity, a fertility doctor (Pierce Brosnan) creates a situation where Lucy is finally pregnant, but with triplets. She is told that she is carrying two boys and a girl, but that "complications" require her and Adrian choosing which child will be aborted - will they keep the two boys, or a girl and a boy? The doctor feels that the appropriate approach is to allow the two boys to come to term and dispense with the girl. As Lucy becomes more and more aware of what seems to be an odd relationship between the doctor and her husband, she begins to wonder which, if either, can be trusted. There is far more at stake here than a simple decision about which embryos to support, and the horror that becomes apparent to Lucy may have no way out. Rated 14A.



Being the Ricardos (2021):

Opened in theatres selectively last week, and now here it is streaming. Aaron Sorkin both wrote and directed this film which also messes with a classic - but it's a classic relationship and not a classic movie or TV show. Sorkin gives us his spin on what happened during the lives of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz when they faced a major personal and business crisis that threatened both their marriage and their business. Nicole Kidman plays Lucy, with Javier Bardem as Desi, her Cuban-born husband. Desi struggled with alcoholism for years, and Lucy struggled with his macho ways and difficult attitudes when it came to their business, Desilu Studios, which essentially created the sitcom as we know it today, and which also created the ability to show reruns, which is where the real money is. J.K. Simmons plays William Frawley, who was Fred Mertz on "I Love Lucy" and Nina Arianda plays Vivian Vance, who was Ethel. Rated 14A.

New on DISNEY + /Star

Encanto (2021):

This animated feature about a town in Colombia where everyone has a special magical or superpower, except for one little girl, opened in theatres two weeks ago and begins streaming on Disney + today. Little Mirabel is the girl with no powers, and none in the town of Encanto can find a way to help her. When things change, and those with powers become powerless to save the day, Mirabel steps forward. Great movie for kids of all ages and for parents too. Rated PG.

New on Apple +

The Tragedy of MacBeth (2021):
This one opened in limited theatrical release two weeks ago and is now available on the Apple + outlet. Denzel Washington stars as the man who would be king at the ambitious urging of his wife, Lady MacBeth (Francis McDormand). The unusual casting is a direct result of the film's director, Joel Coen who also shares a writing credit with the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Filmed in black-and-white, and done completely on soundstages, with no exterior scenes at all, we see the prophecy of the three witches off the top, that drive the action for MacBeth to become a murderer in his quest for power. Rated 14A.