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    This Week’s Review: “All The President’s Men”

    The weekend of November 30 was as parched as a Gila monster’s throat, at least as far as new movies were concerned. Perhaps Hollywood doesn’t think it’s smart to release new films during final examination times. I could have used the time to see “Widows,” but opinion on campus seems evenly divided; it’s either “very …

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    This Week’s Review: Holiday Preview

    The weekend of October 27 was designed to help me save money, and I took full advantage. “Bad Times at the El Royale” just didn’t seem worth the time or money, even though Jeff Bridges always makes my ears perk up. I am not too sure the weekend of November 3 will have much more …

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    This Week’s Review: “Halloween”

    I still remember the night I saw the first version of “Halloween” in October, 1978; I knew that I was watching the birth of a new subgenre soon known as the “slasher film.” The original still has the power to shock, but most have only the power to disgust. This sequel, which bears the same …

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    This Week’s Review: “First Man” and “The Old Man & the Gun.”

    On October 13, I actually had enough time for two films which have been in the news lately: “First Man” and “The Old Man & the Gun.” Both were worth seeing, but I was not totally pleased with either. I still have vivid memories of the early days of the space program and staying up …

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    This Week’s Review: “Venom”

    There wasn’t much choice of movies for the weekend of October 6; I had no interest in the animated “Smallfoot,” and even less in the latest rewriting of “A Star Is Born.” By process of elimination, I wound up seeing the latest comic book movie, “Venom.” I have seen worse, much worse. “Venom” expands upon …

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    This Week’s Review: A Book Instead

    As I feared, Hollywood submitted no new films worth my time or money for the September 29 weekend. If the new Robert Redford film, “The Old Man & the Gun,” had opened in Houston, I probably would have tried to catch it. The lack of interesting films combined with the stormy weather caused me to …

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    This Week’s Review: “The House with a Clock in Its Walls”

    For my September 24 venture to a cinema, I chose “The House with a Clock in Its Walls.” I am unfamiliar with any of the 12 novels by John Bellairs about a 12-year-old, would-be warlock, and I am not sure this film makes me anxious to investigate them. I was a trifle wary of this …

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    This Week’s Review: “Patton”

    Hollywood did not come up with anything remotely interesting for the weekend of September 15. The thought of squirming through a remake of “Predator” was not pleasant, so I used the time for a haircut. The haircut will last for about 90 days; not many movies survive in my skull that long. I did use …

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    This Week’s Review: “Peppermint”

    My choices for the weekend of September 8 were rather limited; I was not interested at all in “The Nun,” and finally settled on “Peppermint.” To put it nicely, it left a sour taste in my mouth. The title derives from a child asking for peppermint ice cream. I never saw Jennifer Garner’s television series …

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    This Week’s Review: “Operation Finale”

    Cinematic offerings for the Labor Day weekend were rather sparse, so I only saw one film, “Operation Finale.” I had planned to see it after I saw the early trailers because I was intrigued by the plot line, and how Israeli agents tracked down and captured Adolf Eichmann, a notorious architect of the “Final Solution.” …

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