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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Zappa” (2020)

Actor Alex Winter of “Bill & Ted” fame, directs his second documentary feature film of 2020 with “Zappa”. The film about the oddball musician Frank Zappa is well…an odd and occasionally jarring documentary, but it really can’t be anything but those things, especially once you meet the man himself. “Zappa” is the ideal documentary for any fan of the rock …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Happiest Season” (2020)

“Happiest Season” is the newest addition to the Christmas holiday comedies, coming from actress turned writer and director Clea DuVall. Originally set to get a theatrical release through Sony’s TriStar Pictures but because of the pandemic, it’s now premiering on Hulu. “Happiest Season”, has everything you’d expect and is predictable as they come; but the main difference here is that …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Hillbilly Elegy” (2020)

Ron Howard is back and has joined an elite group of Hollywood filmmakers to become a part of the Netflix family with his new film “Hillbilly Elegy”. Based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir of the same name from 2016, Ron Howard’s film feels right at home on the streaming platform. In his 51 year career as a filmmaker, Ron Howard …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The Broken Hearts Gallery” (2020)

Executive producer Selena Gomez and first time writer/director Natalie Krinsky deliver a throwback to the romantic comedies of the 1980’s. Krinsky travels down a well-worn romantic comedy path, but still retains a freshness to her film including her witty dialogue and unique plot, that asks the question…What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you’ve ever been in? Geraldine …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The New Mutants” (2020)

After it’s three year delay, Marvel’s “The New Mutants” has finally arrived. Those going in expecting a complete disaster such as the Josh Trank “Fantastic Four” fiasco, thankfully won’t get that but what they are getting isn’t great either. So don’t get too excited. With a more seasoned filmmaker on hand and a better thought out script, it might’ve led …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “The Life Ahead” (2020)

Sophia Loren, the legendary Italian actress who once defined international glamour in Hollywood returns to the silver screen in her first movie in a decade. “The Life Ahead” co-written and directed by Loren’s younger of her two sons Edoardo Ponti, is premiering exclusively on Netflix. Loren’s comeback performance is no doubt worthy of award attention at the Oscars and while …

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A-Ron’s New Movies Presents: “Pieces Of A Woman” (2020)

I was given the privilege by the American Film Institute, Netflix and The Hawaii Film Critics Society to be one of the first to see “Pieces Of A Woman”. The new Netflix original film from executive producer Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó, in his first English language film that has already received best feature and best actress for …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Unhinged” (2020)

The psychotic road rage thriller is led by an overpowering, sweaty, off the handle performance by Russell Crowe. Are you not entertained?! I know I sure was! Academy Award winner Russell Crowe seems to be having a ball playing the psycho violent, who has a real sense of menace and a gleeful sadism to him. Director Derrick Borte does a …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “A Rainy Day In New York”

Woody Allen has been making one film every calendar year since 1982. He keeps that streak going as his 48th film, “A Rainy Day In New York” just maybe Woody Allen’s most troubled production yet and one that may very well be the last star studded movie he puts out. After decades of sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen put …

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A-Ron’s New Movie Reviews: “Let Him Go” (2020)

It’s been four years since Kevin Costner and Diane Lane have headlined a movie as lead actors. Now the two respected veteran actors of the screen are front and center in the modern day western “Let Him Go”. Being sold as a stern revenge story, writer and director Thomas Bezucha isn’t making a straight Liam Neeson’s “Taken” action picture for …

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