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They killed a kid — not just haul him off-screen to so something unseen and unspeakable. No, they showed his terror, and the blood, and the torture. more
While we may not have been “psychedelized” as the Chambers Brothers suggested, the past can be tricky and so can the future. That’s why remembering ... more
Disney’s new version of “The Lion King” directed by Jon Favreau opens like the 1994 animated musical, setting the stage with an uplifting vocal of “Nants' Ingonyama” ... more
Is it an allegory? That was the first question that popped into my mind after watching the super-suspenseful "Crawl." more
In the movie, "Yesterday," an average joe wakes up one day to a world in which everyone but him has no idea The Beatles ever existed.  more
Right up front I have to say "Toy Story 4" is one of the best movies out there right now. Sweet, endearing and, yes, even wholesome ... more
The comedy-sci-fi concept behind Men in Black could probably go on forever if its creators had as much imagination as the special effects designers hired to come up with all ... more
When you can fly faster than an X-15, crush boulders with your little finger and manipulate matter on a molecular level, sweating the small stuff might seem a bit out of character. But, the success … more
The movie's centerpiece is a wildly crazy-cool amusement park with gravity- and sanity-defying rides imagined by a little girl named June (voiced by Sofia Mali) and her mom (Jennifer Garner). more
There’s a reason manga works best on the printed page. As a 2-D image brought to life by talented Asian illustrators who unleash a vivid combination of dynamic action ... more
‘Crazy Rich Asians” is both a romantic comedy about the ridiculously nutty interactions among family members gathered for a wedding in Singapore and a commentary about ridiculously wealthy people who aren’t Americans. more
The character of Robert McCall, played in now two movies directed by Antoine Fuqua, barely resembles the TV version, and it's not because he's now of a different race. McCall … more
What's not to like? Dwayne Johnson is a cool dude. He can do comedy, drama (sorta), and outrageous action; and with his massive physique and chiseled good looks, he commands … more
Once upon a time, a wealthy philanthropist named John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) had an idea for an amusement park that would change the world. So, playing God, he used … more
In the new horror feature, "Hereditary," family plays an important role not only because it forms the backdrop for a paranormal mystery, but because it shapes the characters created by writer-director Ari Aster. more
The question about how Han Solo could make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs is finally answered. Now, snooty know-it-alls pontificating over how "a parsec is not a … more
For this writer, falling for the "Deadpool" movies is a rather uncomfortable guilty pleasure.On one hand, I haven't laughed this hard at any movie in a really long time. On … more
Melissa McCarthy can be really funny. She can have you rolling in the aisles and nail you with a real by-cracky knee-slapper ... more
Dean Devlin is a producer best known for blockbuster pictures, such as "Independence Day," "Godzilla" and "Stargate." But, as a director, his rather light resume now lists a … more
Either somebody at Marvel read my mind or the suits in charge have been playing one heck of a long game. Some time back I complained that superhero movies have fallen into a … more
The science fiction film tradition owes a lot to visionary, though crude, efforts of the 1950s.You can see how pictures, such as "The War of the Worlds" gave way to … more
A new horror-thriller from the Blumhouse fright factory shows that sub-par B-movies are still alive and kicking at the multiplex. This one, called "Truth or Dare," (I can just … more
A good horror movie, at least to this writer’s mind, is made of several tried and true formulas ... more
Many of Steven Spielberg's movies are chapters in a long tome on lost innocence, broken families yearning to be repaired and nostalgia for a past when certain warm and fuzzy … more
Unlike the noisy and quickly tiresome "Transformers" franchise (yes, I said it), when director Guillermo del Toro adapted (and presented) Travis Beacham's comic book into the … more
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