Posts Tagged ‘Russell Crowe’

NEWSTALK TONIGHT WITH JIM RICHARDS: DOES RICHARD CROUSE LIKE THESE MOVIES?

I sit in with NewsTalk 1010 host Jim Richards on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “NewsTalk Tonight” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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CTV NEWS TORONTO AT FIVE WITH ZURAIDAH ALMAN: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH!

I join “CTV News Toronto at Five” with host Zuraidah Alman, to talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2024.

I join CP24 to have a look at the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL WEEKEND REVIEWS FOR FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2024!

I  join the CTV NewsChannel anchor Renee Rogers to talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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RICHARD’S CP24 WEEKEND REVIEWS & VIEWING TIPS! FRIDAY JUNE 21, 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 revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma,” the sports drama “Clipped” on Disney+ and the Netflix docu-series “America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.”

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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 revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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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 revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

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THE EXORCISM: 2 STARS. “begins with a good premise and goes to hell shortly after that.”

LOGLINE: In “The Exorcism,” a new horror film now playing in theatres, Russell Crowe plays a troubled actor whose life crumbles while shooting a horror film. As he descends into devilish behavior, his daughter is torn between wondering if his conduct is the result of his personal demons, or something actually demonic.

CAST: Russell Crowe, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg, Adrian Pasdar, David Hyde Pierce. Directed by Joshua John Miller.

REVIEW: You know those social media posts that challenge you to change one letter or word in a song or movie title to alter the meaning? Let’s play that with “The Exorcism.” Change the “m” to a “t” and you get one of the greatest horror films ever made. Leave the “m” in place and you get “The Exorcism,” a sluggish, scare-free movie that begins with a good premise and goes to hell shortly after that.

“It’s a psychological drama wrapped in the skin of a horror film,” says the director-within-the-movie, played by Adam Goldberg. That was, perhaps, the goal of the real film, the one we’re seeing in theatres, but the result is a mixed bag.

A riff on the legends of the supernatural events that allegedly plagued the sets of “The Exorcist” and “The Omen,” the new film mines a potentially rich vein of Hollywood history, but the plodding set-up and hokey finale fail to deliver an engrossing character study or pulse-racing horror flick.

At the heart of it all, for better and for worse, is Crowe. His considerable star power goes a long way to keep “The Exorcism” watchable. His descent into bad behavior gives the movie whatever steam it has, but the film’s lack of overall lack of drama and scares is a sin.

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 superhero flick “Madame Web,” the survival story “Land of Bad” and the sublime “Perfect Days.”

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