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Audio Film Review: Blast-Off From the Past in ‘Fly Me to the Moon’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Fly Me the Moon,” an alternative history satire about the Apollo 11 first-msn-on-the-moon mission, featuring Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum and Woody Harrelson. In theaters on July 12th.

Podtalk, Review: Actor KiKi Layne on Blossoming in ‘Dandelion’

CHICAGO – Growth from a young and rising actor is defined by KiKi Layne. After getting her big break as Tish in “If Beale Street Could Talk” from 2018, she has build her resume in both independent (“Native Son”) and tentpole (“Coming 2 America”) films, and showcases her music talent as the title character in “Dandelion,” which opens Friday, July 12th.

Audio Film Reviews: ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F’ & ‘Despicable Me 4’

Bev Cop 4 and Desp Me 4

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film reviews for “‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” with Eddie Murphy & “Despicable Me 4 with the voice of Steve Carell, both in the fourth film in their respective series. “Cop” is streaming on Netflix since July 3rd, and “Me” is in theaters since the same date.

Audio Film Review: No One Ever Left Alive in 1985 for ‘MaXXXine’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “MaXXXine,” the third film in writer/director Ti West’s overview of the 1970s/80s American Cinema porno film era, after “X” and “Pearl,” and featuring Mia Goth.In theaters since July 5th.

On-Air Film Review: 'Daddio' and 'Janet Planet' in Theaters Now

Daddio and Janet Planet

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 27th, reviewing new films “Daddio,” with Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn, and the A24 release “Janet Planet.” Both in theaters since June 28th.

Film Review: Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Kinds of Kindness’ Distinctly Unsettling

Kinds of Kindness

CHICAGO – Distinctive visions are in such short supply in Hollywood these days I suppose we should be grateful when one makes it onto our movie screens. Director Yorgos Lanthimos is nothing if not distinctive, but his films are by no means easy to watch. His latest film “Kinds Of Kindness” consists of three short stories of power and cruelty.

Pride2024: Three Audio LGBTQ+ Film Reviews for Pride Weekend

CHICAGO – Happy Pride Weekend! To bring us into this proud celebration, HollywoodChicago.com presents three reviews of LGBTQ+ themed films, with audio overviews from Editor/Writer Patrick McDonald, contributor Jon Lennon Espino and guest reviewer/Founder of Cinema Femme, Rebecca Martin Fagerhoim.

On-Air Film Review: June Squibb as ‘Thelma" is a Hero for Our Times

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 20th, reviewing “Thelma,” a debut for adapter/director Josh Margolin and featuring the great character actor June Squibb. In theaters on June 21st.

On-Air Film Review: Getcher Motor Running in ‘The Bikeriders’

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 20th, reviewing “The Bikeriders,” a new motorcycle gang film directed by Jeff Nichols (“Mud”). In theaters on June 21st.

Audio Film Review: The Mechanical Landscape of ‘Robot Dreams’

Robot Dreams

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Robot Dreams,” a co-directorial collaboration between Alex Thompson and Kelly O’Sullivan of 2019’s “Saint Frances,” from a Kelly O’Sullivan script. Currently in theaters, including Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center.

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