Andy Moser

‘Halloween’ Ultimately Slashes Itself, Jamie Lee Curtis Kicks Ass

Grade: B- Directed By: David Gordon Green Screenplay By: David Gordon Green, Jeff Fradley and Danny McBride Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak Rated R for horror violence and bloody images, language, brief drug use and nudity. Running Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes For fans of John Carpenter’s original Halloween from 1978, the 2018 version gave plenty of reason for excitement. Carpenter overseeing the film as an executive producer. Jamie Lee Curtis set to return as Laurie Strode. And Universal Pictures tapping a talented director in David Gordon Green (Stronger, Pineapple Express) to helm the project. If …

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Occasionally poignant ‘Smallfoot’ trips over its story

By Andy Moser Grade: C+ Rated PG for some action, rude humor, and thematic elements. Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick Screenplay by: Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera Starring: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James  The shoe has been placed on the other foot, so to speak. Director Karey Kirkpatrick’s (Over the Hedge) film about a group of curious yetis in search of the legendary “smallfoot” (we know them as human beings) is occasionally quite charming. It’s a slick-looking animated musical adventure, but unfortunately, its kicks are only as big as the title …

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