Mladen and Del review ‘Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire’

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Starring Sofia Boutella as Kora, Michiel Huisman as Gunnar, Bae Doona as Nemesis, Charlie Hunnam as Kai, Ed Skrein as Atticus Noble and others. Directed by Zack Snyder. Two hours, 13 minutes. Rated PG-13. Streaming on Netflix. Plot summary: A… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Godzilla Minus One’

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Starring Minami Hamabe as Noriko Oishi; Ryunosuke Kamiki as whiny Koichi Shikishima; Sakura Ando as Sumiko Ota; Kuranosuke Sasaki as Quint, ah, Yoji Akitsu; Munetaka Aoki as Sosaku Tachibana; Hidetaka Yoshioka as Hooper, ah, Kenji Noda; and a toddler who… READ MORE

Just got back from my first real vacation in 24 years

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It was my first real vacation in 24 years. I’d sneaked in weekends here and there – three days in backwoods Louisiana, where the kudzu is thicker than the Cajun accents, or a weekend of schmoozing at a writers’ convention… READ MORE

Del and Mladen review ‘Leave the World Behind

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“Leave the World Behind” Starring Julia Roberts as Amanda Sandford, Mahershala Ali as G.H. Scott, Ethan Hawke as Clay Sandford and Myha’la as Ruth Scott. Directed by Sam Esmail. Two hours, 18 minutes. Rated R. Streaming on Netflix. Del’s take… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Saltburn’

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“Saltburn” starring Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick, Jacob Elrodi as Felix Catton, Rosamund Pike as Elspeth Catton, Alison Oliver as Venetia Catton, and others. Directed by Emerald Fennell. 2 hours, 13 minutes. Rated R. Streaming on Amazon Prime. Plot summary:… READ MORE

Del and Mladen review ‘The Holdovers’

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“The Holdovers” Starring Paul Giamatti as Paul Hunham, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Mary Lamb, Dominic Sessa as Angus Tully, and others. Directed by Alexander Payne. Running time: 2 hours, 13 minutes. Rated R. Streaming on Peacock (free to subscribers) and… READ MORE

Del and Mladen review ‘The Creator’

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“The Creator” stars John David Washington as Joshua, Madeleine Yuna Voyles as Alphie, Gemma Chan as Maya, Allison Janney as Colonel Howell, and Ken Watanabe as Harun. It is directed by Gareth Edwards, has a run time of 2 hours… READ MORE

It really is OK for men to cry

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I’ve become a cry baby in my old age. I cry at movies – moments where the couple meet and finally – FINALLY – realize they love each other, and as the music swells, their lips come together … and… READ MORE

Mladen and Del review ‘Barbie’

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“Barbie” Starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, and others. Directed by Greta Gerwig. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Rated PG-13. Theatrical release. Mladen’s take I imagine Del will gush pink and salmon and, maybe, sky blue about “Barbie.”… READ MORE

An excerpt from my novel ‘Black Tide’

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This is a scene from my novel “Black Tide,” which I hope to begin shopping to an agent later this year or next. In this scene, Fred, Heather and Scotty are trapped on a spoil island in Santa Rosa Sound… READ MORE