Friday movie roundup – Aug. 5


    August is busting out all over, just like in the first draft of the old song. The movie pickin’s are slim this week:

    “Suicide Squad” (PG-13) D
    “Cafe Society” (PG-13) B- [Oregon ArtsWatch]

    There’s also “Nine Lives,” with Kevin Spacey as a talking cat!?!, which wasn’t screened for critics. I have now seen it, though, and a review is forthcoming. (It’s bad but benign.) (The movie, not the review.)

    We talked about “Suicide Squad” a lot on this week’s Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider.

    Elsewhere, you can read what I wrote about these movies:

    “Metropolis” (1926) [Mental Floss]
    “American Graffiti” (1973) [Mental Floss]
    “Howard the Duck” (1986) []

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