Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Ramos’

CTV NEWS AT SIX: NEW MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEKEND!

I appear on “CTV News at 6” with Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend. I’ll tell you about the whirlwind of “Twisters” and the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Fast reviews for busy people! Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to snap your fingers! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

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CTV NEWS ATLANTIC AT SIX: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND!

I join “CTV News Atlantic at Six” anchor Todd Battis to talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt” and the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea.”

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL WEEKEND REVIEWS FOR FRIDAY JULY 19, 2024!

I  join the CTV NewsChannel anchor Roger Peterson to talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

RICHARD’S CP24 WEEKEND REVIEWS & VIEWING TIPS! FRIDAY JULY 19, 2024.

I joined CP24 Breakfast to have a look at new movies and television shows coming to theatres and streaming services.  Today we talk about the whirlwind of “Twisters” and the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt.”

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CKTB NIAGARA REGION: THE STEPH VIVIER SHOW WITH RICHARD CROUSE ON MOVIES!

I sit in with CKTB morning show host Steph Vivier to have a look at including the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres and streaming including the whirlwind of “Twisters,” the Western “The Dead Don’t Hurt,” the biopic “Young Woman and the Sea” and the period drama of “Widow Clicquot.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

TWISTERS: 3 STARS. “satisfying wet ‘n wild summer blockbuster action.”

SYNOPSIS: In “Twisters,” a stand-alone sequel to the 1996 disaster film “Twister,” Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kate Cooper, a meteorologist and weather whisperer who retired to the comfort of an office job following a tragic encounter with a tornado in her home state of Oklahoma. Drawn back into the world of storm chasing by the opportunity to test a groundbreaking new tornado tracking system, she returns to the field. “The worse the weather,” says her mother (Maura Tierney), “the happier the girl.” As central Oklahoma is beset by the worst tornado season in years, Kate finds herself torn between an old colleague (Anthony Ramos), a famous social media storm chaser (Glen Powell) and a shady developer (David Born).

CAST: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Maura Tierney, and Sasha Lane. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung.

REVIEW: The new movie falls somewhere between remake and sequel of the 1996 film, but those expecting a flying cow may be disappointed. The signature image from the original is nowhere to be found, but fans of airborne objects will still find much to enjoy. “Sometimes the old ways are the best ways,” says Tyler (Powell).

Director Lee Isaac Chung captures the adrenaline of storm chasing in frenetic scenes that place the characters in the middle of violent, swirling wind maelstroms. The intensity of those scenes, however, is matched only by the passionate tornado talk. Kate and Tyler enjoy a good weather-related chin wag (although there is no mention of climate change here), but the meteorologicalese tends to slow down the film’s forward momentum.

In other words, when the titular tornados are in motion, the movie is exciting. When they’re being talked about, less so.

The people doing most of the talking, Powell, Edgar-Jones and Ramos, aren’t just props with wind-blown hair. Each are given an obstacle to overcome, whether it is the weight of first impressions, the impact of trauma or the guilt that comes with selling out one’s principles. The character arcs, like Powell’s shift from reckless cowboy to cowboy scientist, a charismatic turn that gives the tornados a run for the movie’s best special effect, gives “Twisters” the opportunity for meaningful exchanges between the characters.

It’s also the rare action/disaster flick, that values brains over brawn in almost every sticky situation the characters find themselves in.

For all the character work, “Twisters” misses an opportunity with the expected, and more than hinted at, romance between Kate and Tyler. As it is their attraction that has all the heat of an Oklahoma winter’s night.

“Twisters” may not have the consistent, blustery excitement of the original, but it does deliver satisfying wet ‘n wild summer blockbuster action.

CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

I appear on “CTV News at 11:30” with anchor Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend, including the financial drama “Dumb Money” starring Paul Dano, the return of everyone’s fabvorite mercenaries in “Expend4bles” and the best concert film ever made, “Stop Making Sense.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 38:39)