The Frank O. Pinion Radio Movie Dose: ‘Doctor Sleep’ fizzles while ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ enliven

Sometimes, I can only get a couple reviews in. Other times, I can squeeze just one movie review into a segment on the Large Morning Show in the Afternoon.

This past week on the Frank O. Pinion program on 590 The Fan, I reviewed three new movies while Frank himself reviewed a couple, including one he nearly walked out of.

It was the Edward Norton-directed thriller, “Motherless Brooklyn” that disgusted him, but for me, it was the disappointing aftertaste from “Doctor Sleep.” A sequel to “The Shining” shouldn’t be so dull and dragged out, but that’s what happened.

A sequel to “The Terminator” series fared better, thanks to solid performances from Mackenzie Davis, Linda Hamilton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The return of James Cameron to the franchise added a deft touch.

Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” was an ingenious take on World War II history, setting up the hated Adolf Hitler as the imaginary friend of a young German kid during the war. I laughed, became emotional, and genuinely got a kick out of this.

For the whole segment, here’s the listening link.

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