Author: Tim Pompey

Joaquin Phoenix is no joke

by Tim Pompey tjpompey@gmail.com JOKER DIRECTED BY: Todd Phillips STARRING: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images 2 hrs., 2 min. Welcome to a new Batman universe. You thought Heath Ledger was the ultimate Joker? Yeah, me too, until Joaquin Phoenix arrived. Ledger won a posthumous Oscar for his 2008 performance, but he was in a supporting role. The new Joker is in practically every frame of this film and he overwhelms the screen. What will Hollywood give him? DC Comics has their name...

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KEEP ON MOVING | Fourth Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival returns Sept. 14

PICTURED: Louie Cruz Beltran and his Latin orchestra will headline the 2019 Oxnard Jazz Festival.  There are hundreds of ways to say it. Get your groove on. Bring your dancing shoes. Party all night along. But what festival promoter Chuck Dennis would like most is for you to come and have a great time. We’re talking the fourth annual Oxnard Jazz Festival held every year at Oxnard State Beach. Yes, it’s that time of year. Time to get it on during the last big festival of the summer season. “We want to keep them dancing on our floor,” said...

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It‘s baaack!

It Chapter Two Directed by Andy Muschietti Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa Rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material 2 hrs., 49 mins. Welcome back to Derry, Maine, where the scenery is luscious and the children delicious. Yes, that old kid-chewing clown is back and out for revenge on the so-called Losers Club, the members of which took him down in 1989. Down, but not finished. It’s 2016, 27 years later, and the group has scattered to the wind; all except Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa),...

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Peanut butter wrestle mania

The Peanut Butter Falcon Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen Rated PG-13 1 hr., 33 mins. If you’re looking for a feel-good film with heart, The Peanut Butter Falcon might just be your ticket. In fact, if you’re audacious enough to put peanut butter in the title, you already have my attention. Once again, the South shares its beauty in this travel tale set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Like Beasts of the Southern Wild and Mud, the swamps and rivers become a place that invite you to find family...

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Snakes, religion and romance

Them That FollowDirected by: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison SavageStarring: Walton Goggins, Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice EnglertRated R for disturbing violence1 hr., 38 mins. This film feels personal to me. Why else would you pick a topic about Pentecostal snake handlers, a secluded Appalachian community, and illicit romance? It’s a chance you take because you want to veer far off the beaten path. Mara Childs (Alice Englert) is on the verge of making an important choice. Her beau, Garret (Lewis Pullman), is ready to ask her father, Pentecostal preacher and devoted snake handler Lemuel Childs (Walton Goggins), for Mara’s...

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