INDIEWATCH: Laugh Or Cry With These Two Streaming Picks

Want to laugh or cry this holiday weekend? Whatever your mood, here are two solid picks that’ll enlist rewinds and Kleenex grabs from the couch. Mostly laughs “Slow Learners” is an indie comedy that follows two nerdy colleagues and friends who are lovably inept and looking for romance. After a couple of failed run-ins with…
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STREAMING REVIEW: ‘Unexpected’ Delivers A Bundle Of Surprises

“Unexpected” aims to blaze a new trail of teacher-helps-student-out-of-the-classroom movies. In it, inner-city teacher Samantha (Cobie Smulders) gets unexpectedly pregnant. It’s bad timing because her school’s closing at the end of the year, and she doesn’t have another gig lined up, though she frequently views an online posting for her dream job. Her favorite distraction…
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INDIEWATCH: ‘Never Sleep Again’ A Long, Long Love Letter To Freddy Fans

Jason, Jaws and Michael Myers. None of them held a candle to the man who made me fear water beds: Freddy Krueger, and “Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy” digs into the history and fandom through interviews with franchise creator Wes Craven, Freddy’s main adversary, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp), Freddy himself, Robert Englund, and every.…
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INDIEWATCH: ‘A Piece Of Work’ Shows Softer Side Of Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers died Thursday after being on life support for several days. Her documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,” has been burning a hole in my Netflix queue for months, and now was the best time to check it out. It begins with a rarely-seen scene: Joan’s applying make-up to her bare face —…
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INDIEWATCH: Top Rating For ‘Best Man Down’

“Best Man Down” starts with an obnoxious, drunk groomsman.  Lumpy (Taylor Labine) spills tequila on the bride and he voms in the ladies bathroom. He’s the life of the party until he’s sent to his hotel room early. That night, he dies in a drunken run-in with a cactus, and newlyweds Scott (Justin Long) and…
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