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  •  Halloween Ends (2022):

    After 45 years since the first "Halloween" movie appeared, starring Jamie Lee Curtis as the babysitter in the sights of the evil and seemingly unkillable violent serial killer Michael Meyers, we pretty much know what to expect, and that's exactly what gets dished out. As Laurie Strode, Curtis has been through the mill with this franchise having been beaten, strangled, stabbed, burned, and thrown around like a rag doll. Finally, after all these years, she is looking for some peace from the homicidal maniac who set things off with an escape from a mental institution in the original, and seemed to have a fondness for targeting babysitters. That's what Laurie Strode was doing when she first encountered the killing machine, and now, four years has passed in her time since the last movie, "Halloween Ends" from last year. The four-year time-jump has allowed Laurie to heal, to recognize the fact that there has been no word or sign of Michael Meyers since the events of the last movie, and she is writing a memoir explaining the entire ordeal. Her granddaughter Allyson lives with her (Andi Matichak who has appeared in three "Halloween" films), and their existence is somewhat strained because Allyson does not believe that her grandma has really let go of Michael Meyers. Across town a 20-year-old named Cory (Calgary's Rohan Campbell) is babysitting for a couple's young son. For them, like most families, they are getting on with their lives now that Michael Meyers seems to be out of the picture, but the family comes home to a dead child, with Cory begging them to understand that it was an accident. That's the first murder, and there are many more to come. Soon we learn that Michael Meyers is Cory's mentor, and that Cory is taking up the trail of blood where Meyers left off. The obvious showdown with Laurie Strode is bloody and violent, which is what audiences for this kind of film want to see, and they get their money's worth. While Jamie Lee Curtis says that she is all done with this franchise, producer Jason Blum says that there are still stories to tell ... so, next Halloween? Rated 14A for extreme violence.


  • The Lair (2022):

    This direct-to-video horror thriller has its atmosphere, its look and its feel significantly influenced by the location shooting in Budapest, Hungary, giving the bleak, frightening look necessary for a film such as this. British actress Charlotte Kirk, who also co-wrote the script, is Sinclair, a military pilot in the present day, shot down over Afghanistan. She is able to bail out, and hunted by the enemy, she finds refuge in the depths of a dark bunker left over from a previous war, as Afghanistan has been under siege for generations. Just when it looks is if she might get away, she finds that there are other inhabitants in her hiding place – two kinds at least. One faction is a group of enemy fighters that have also sought shelter in the place, and they want a piece of her. The other faction is a monstrous group of mutants who are the result of medical experimentation for biological warfare. They are half human, half alien, and they are out for blood, literally. It falls to Sinclair to build some kind of truce with the enemy humans in order to escape from the non-human pursuers. A pretty standard horror film with some interesting background. Rated 14A.

  • Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend (2022):

    Frank Grillo is excellent here as Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who, in post-War Italy, created a company that built tractors to help with the need for heavy equipment to assist in the reconstruction of the country after WWII. He was a designer, an inventor, a mechanic, an engineer, an industrialist, and a winemaker, often all at the same time. His fierce competition with Enzo Ferrari was a well-known rivalry in Italy, and eventually around the world, began because he severely criticized the workmanship of Ferrari automobiles, and added his own modifications to make them acceptable. By the 1970s Lamborghini’s businesses were spread worldwide, and his span of control made it difficult to manage them all with the level of success that he expected, and in a surprise move to the world, he began selling them off and ultimately retired to Italy to his winemaking business which was where his life ended when he passed away at the age of 77. Rated 14A.

  • The Swimmers (2022):

    Yusra and Sara Mardini are a pair of Syrian sisters who, in 2015, fled the civil war in their home country to find themselves on a rubber raft in the middle of the Aegean Sea with a number of other refugees who had fled to Lebanon, then to Turkey, and ultimately to Greece when the overloaded raft ran into trouble. The two sisters, along with another two people who could swim, were responsible for saving the lives of all on board. One year later, Yusra was competing in the Olympics in Rio as part of the 2016 Refugee team. This dramatic biography was shot on location in all the places that the girls had fled, hidden in, and looked for salvation in before becoming heroes. Rated 14A.


    Slumberland (2022):

    A good cast shows up for this adventure story that will appeal to children 8 or 10 and up. Based on the comic book series "Little Nemo in Slumberland '' by Winston McClay, we follow the adventures of a tweenage girl named Nemo and her eccentric companion Flip (Jason Mamoa) who come together after Nemo's father Peter (Kyle Chandler goes missing at sea. Set in the Pacific Northwest, but shot in Toronto, we follow Nemo as she is sent to live with relatives in the big city, a place foreign to her after the coastline life she had been living. While struggling in a new school with new people all around her, Nemo finds a secret map which hooks her up with Flip, and begins a challenging journey through lands of dreams and nightmares that she believes will help reunite her with her lost father. Rated PG.

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The Serpent Queen (2022) (TV Series):

The only snakes and serpents in this historical drama are of the human variety as we get an eight-part series based on Leona Friede's book "Catherine de Medici, Renaissance Queen of France." Samantha Morton ("Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them") plays the title role here. She was queen of France by marriage to King Henry II for a dozen years and became one of the most significant political voices of her generation. After the death of her husband, she continued to become increasingly more influential, pulling the strings on the reigns of her subsequent sons who had no idea of the extent to which they were being manipulated. For most of the 16th century she was the most important woman in Europe, and was known for her ruthlessness and for her ability to make ground-breaking decisions with no concern for the human price. Rated 14A.



My Policeman (2022):

In 1950s London, we become acquainted with a young police officer named Tom (Harry Styles), a teacher named Marion (Emma Corrin), and a museum curator named Patrick (David Dawson). The morals and the conduct of those days is significantly different than what is acceptable in today's world, and the relationship between the three, in those early days not long after WWII, evolves into and emotional firestorm in which alliances are made and lost and regrets hang heavily in the air as the trio struggles with their respective relationship issues. Then, a flash forward to the 1990s, and our trio come together again, still full of remorse and hurt from the events of the past, but they feel they have one last chance to heal the wounds that still fester, and to heal the damage that was near fatal at a psychological level. A character study with a level of intensity that may be too strong for some viewers. Rated 18A.


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Disenchanted (2022):

Amy Adams and much of the original cast, including James Marsden and Patrick Dempsey, show up 15 years after the movie "Enchanted" graced the big screen and was a blockbuster hit bringing in more than $350 million. In that film, Princess Giselle (Adams), living in an animated fairytale land, was just biding her time and singing her songs while she waited for Prince Charming. He showed up in the person of Prince Edward (Marsden) and the day before their marriage, a tragedy befell the princess. At the hands of an evil hag (Susan Sarandon), she was dumped into a well, which was actually a conduit between two worlds, the animate land of Andalasia, and now, the harsh, racaus world of New York City, complete with honking taxis and frenetic pedestrians. There she met a divorce lawyer named Robert Philip (Dempsey) and eventually fell in love, married, and lived happily ... well, not quite ever after. As this new story opens, it is 10 years later and Giselle and her husband are moving to the suburbs with their child and new baby in tow. On arrival, it's clear that something isn't quite right as their new home in Monroeville seems to be under the control of Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph) who is not what she seems. As Giselle struggles with this new twist, she makes a wish, wanting everything to be a perfect fairy-tale. The spell backfires and it turns both her live-action world and the animated world of Andalasia upside down. There are more songs in this sequel than in the original, a good account given by Idena Menzel who once again plays Nancy. Rated PG.

New on Apple +

Spirited (2022):
Just when you thought you had seen every possible variation on the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," from the Muppets to George C. Scott, to the Alistair Sim version from 1951, along comes a truly different twist. Set in the present day, the star here, the Scrooge of the story, is a character named Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds). As expected, he is a miserable soul given to creating chaos and grief all around himself through his thoughtless, sometimes mean, stingy mannerisms. As Christmas Eve approaches, Briggs is visited by the first of three ghosts, this one being the spirit of Christmas Present played by Will Farrell. Each Christmas Eve, this spirit seeks out a wretched person to reform, and this time it's Briggs. Unlike Dickens' original story, Briggs turns the tables on the ghost and soon has Christmas Present examining his own past, present and future, completely forgetting the original mission. This is the first version of "A Christmas Carol" told from the perspective of the spirits themselves, Past, Present, and Future, and it's clear that they picked on the wrong Scrooge this time. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer also stars, as does Sunita Mani from the series GLOW, as the spirit of Christmas Past. An interesting spin on an old classic, and a musical version at that. Rated PG.