Posts Tagged ‘Gabrielle Union’

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

Richard speaks to “CTV News at Six” anchor Andria Case about the Oscar nominations and the best movies and television to watch this weekend including the big screen thriller “The Outfit,” the Disney+ remake of “Cheaper by the Dozen” and the “adult” horror of “X.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 37:40)

RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY MARCH 18, 2022.

Richard joins CP24 to have a look at new movies coming to VOD, streaming services and theatres.  Today we talk about the bespoke thriller “The Outfit,” the erotic thriller “Deep Water,” the wholesome family flick “Cheaper by the Dozen,” and a pair of horror film, “Master” and “X.”

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL REVIEWS FOR MARCH 18 WITH MARCIA MACMILLAN.

Richard joins CTV NewsChannel anchor Marcia MacMillan to talk about the non-erotic thriller “Deep Water,” the bespoke gangster drama “The Outfit” and the family friendly “Cheaper by the Dozen” on Disney+.

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

Richard sits in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with guest host Matt Harris to talk the new movies coming to theatres including the well dressed thriller “The Outfit,” the tense college thriller “Master,” the “adult” horror of “X,” the non-erotic, non-thrilling “Deep Water” and the wholesome “Cheaper by the Dozen.”

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN: 2 ½ STARS. “can only be described wholesome.”

Is the third time a charm for “Cheaper by the Dozen,” the story of a “big family, full of big dreamers”?

Based on the 2003 Steve Martin film, which was based on the 1950 Myrna Loy movie, which was based on the autobiographical book of the same name, the new version, now on Disney+, stars Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff as Zoe and Paul Baker, parents of a large, adorable Brady Bunch style blended family of 10 kids and two dogs, Joe Bitin’ and Bark Obama. “As hectic as our life can get,” says Paul, “it always seems just right.”

In addition to raising the kids, Paul and Zoe run an all-day breakfast restaurant but are running slightly behind on the rent. Their hopes for the future are pinned on Paul’s new invention, Paul’s Hot, Sweet and Savory Sauce. If they can make a go of it, and realize his dream of being bigger (and richer) than Chef Boyardee, they can finally get square with the landlord, put together school tuition and get a bigger house so the kids won’t have to share rooms anymore.

But they soon discover that a big family is one thing, but in business, bigger isn’t always better.

“Cheaper by the Dozen” is formulaic and sweet enough to give you a toothache but has just enough edge in its storytelling to give it, well, an edge over the earlier, even more saccharine versions.

It’s a good-natured story about the importance of family that tap dances around issues of racism, privilege—”A few times in your life you felt like you didn’t belong,” Zoe says to Paul. “I feel like that all the time.”—and teenage rebellion. Ultimately, however, whatever problems they have will be solved by a love and a goofy-yet-heartfelt speech from Paul. It is the kind of movie about an “perfectly imperfect family” that you know will end with a pop song and smiles.

Braff, Union and the army of precocious kids are likeable, if a little bland. Your tolerance of “Cheaper by the Dozen” will be directly linked to your appreciation of movies that can only be described wholesome.

RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FOR APRIL 26.

Richard sits in on the CTV NewsChannel with news anchor Marcia MacMillan have a look at the weekend’s big releases including “Avengers: Endgame,” the message-movie “The Public,” written, directed, produced and starring Emilio Estevez and the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace.”

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

Richard convinces Bill to take his kids to see “Avengers: Endgame” this weekend and then talks about two smaller but worthy films, “The Public,” starring Emilio Estevez and the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace.”

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CTVNEWS.CA: THE CROUSE REVIEW ON “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” AND MORE!

A weekly feature from ctvnews.ca! The Crouse Review is a quick, hot take on the weekend’s biggest movies! This week Richard looks at “Avengers: Endgame,” a movie that could become the biggest of all time and two more modest but worthy films, “The Public,” starring Emilio Estevez and the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace.”

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RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY APRIL 25, 2019.

Richard joins CP24 anchor Nathan Downer to have a look at the weekend’s new movies including the all -powerful “Avengers: Endgame,” the message-movie “The Public,” written, directed, produced and starring Emilio Estevez and the Sretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!