SPACEMAN – Review by Susan Granger

Adapted by Colby Day from Jaroslav Kalfar’s 2017 novel Spaceman of Bohemia, Spaceman is unevenly directed by Sweden’s Johan Renck, who never quite decides whether this is a melancholy marital relationship drama, an existential meditation on loneliness, or cosmic conjecture about the ability of a human to remaining sane while in claustrophobic solitude. Spaceman is ambiguous and inconsequential.

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HUSTLE – Review by T.J. Callahan

Adam Sandler is trying to pull one over on us in Hustle. The 5’9” out of shape funny man is playing a former basketball player at Temple — #22, the Double Deuce, who’s career ended after an unfortunate accident stopped him from hooping and left him to forge a rather lengthy career as a scout for the Philadelphia 76ers, Hustle is fast paced, predictable and crowd pleasing. The Waterboy finally grew up to be the coach. He turns up the witty charm despite having no chemistry with Latifah, who plays his wife.

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UNCUT GEMS – Review by Susan Granger

the vivid vulgarity is so repetitive that it ceases to be shocking, the chaotic plot is predictable and Daniel Lopatin’s aggressive, pulse-pounding synthetic score is too damn loud! Since Adam Sandler has previously focused his psychotic energy on goofy, childish comedy, it’s perhaps remarkable how he’s morphed into this totally self-indulgent, utterly contemptable scumbag. But spending two hours in his irritating company is sheer agony.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, July 20-26: PIXELS

Opening July 24, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Pixels, the new sci-fi actioner from director Chris Columbus which sees aliens attack the earth in the form of video games after they misinterpret classic arcade games as a declaration of war.. Read on…

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