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New Movies for July on Frankiesense & More

New Movies for July on Frankiesense & More

Join yours truly and show host Frankie Picasso for looks at seven new films and a few other surprises on the upcoming movie review edition of the Frankiesense & More video podcast, to begin airing Thursday July 18 at 1 pm ET. Since we’ll be on summer vacation next month, we’ve got a full picnic basket of cinematic goodies to hold you over until our return in September. So tune in on Facebook or YouTube for all the summer movie fun! ...
‘Touch’ explores what might have been

‘Touch’ explores what might have been

“Touch” (“Snerting”) (2024). Cast:. Egill Ólafsson, Kōki, Pálmi Kormákur, Masahiro Motoki, Yoko Narahashi, Ruth Sheen, Masatoshi Nakamura, Meg Kubota, Tatsuya Tagawa, Charles Nishikawa, Sigurour Ingvarsson, Starkaour Pétursson, Akshay Khanna, Kieran Buckeridge, Benedikt Ellingsen, Maria Ellingsen, Eiji Mihara, Eugene Nomura, Harpa Elísa Ϸórsdóttir (voice). Director: Baltasar Kormákur. Screenplay: Baltasar Kormákur and Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson. Book: Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson, Touch (2022). Web site. Trailer. No matter how well life may treat us, almost everyone undergoes a memorable, fulfilling experience that, unfortunately, doesn’t last as long as we thought (or hoped) it would. These scenarios – usually romantic in nature – leave such profound, enduring impressions on us that we can’t shake them when they end, often abruptly and somewhat unceremoniously. We tend to look back upon them fondly, but we also can’t help but feel saddled with a certain measure of ennui that they didn’t last. They thus invariably form the basis of classic “what might have been” experiences, situations characterized by a mix of both pleasant and sad feelings. We long for them so much that we might be tempted to try and get them back, but such pursuits are nearly always frustrating, fruitless and heartbreaking. But need they always be ...
This Week in Movies with Meaning

This Week in Movies with Meaning

Reviews of “A Quiet Place: Day One,” “Golden Years” and “Late Bloomers,” along with a podcast preview, are all in the latest Movies with Meaning post on the web site of The Good Media Network, available by clicking here ...
Finding Common Ground on Bring Me 2 Life

Finding Common Ground on Bring Me 2 Life

Select movie reviews from my web site are now available on the Movie Reviews page of BringMe2Life.com, available by clicking here. My latest post features a review of the thoughtful English drama, “The Old Oak,” titled “‘The Old Oak’ searches for common ground.” ...
‘Late Bloomers’ maintains it’s never too late to grow up

‘Late Bloomers’ maintains it’s never too late to grow up

“Late Bloomers” (2023 production, 2024 release). Cast: Karen Gillan, Margaret Sophie Stein, Michelle Twarowska, Jermaine Fowler, Talia Balsam, Kevin Nealon, Bhavesh Patel, Nick Kocher, Aldous Davidson, Lori Tan Chinn, Johnnie Mae, Lori Ackerman, Annie Pisapia, Eileen Galindo, Lateefah Holder, Winsome Brown, Edward Furs, Keira Jo Lassor. Director: Lisa Steen. Screenplay: Anna Greenfield. Web site. Trailer. In an age where personal accountability has become increasingly hard to come by, it’s comforting to know that it’s never too late to grow up. Granted, willingly assuming responsibility for our actions and attitudes may not always be easy, pleasant or fun, but it’s something we all must ultimately do, no matter how much we may not want to. Once we do, however, we may discover aspects of ourselves that we never knew about, providing us with a sense of pride, maturity and self-worth that we didn’t think we possessed. And that can open new windows into ourselves, offering us tremendous opportunities for personal growth and development, as seen in the insightful indie comedy-drama, “Late Bloomers.” Louise Cole (Karen Gillan) really needs to grow up. The aimless, 28-year-old Brooklynite just doesn’t seem capable of getting her act together. She’s apparently had her share of relationship ...
Savvy Seniors on The Cinema Scribe

Savvy Seniors on The Cinema Scribe

Tune in for the latest Cinema Scribe segment on Bring Me 2 Life Radio, beginning Tuesday July 9, available by clicking here. You can also catch it later on demand on BringMe2Life.com, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Podchaser, Audible, Deezer, Podcast Addict and Jiosaavn ...
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