Movies

  • Animated ‘Trolls’ intended for very young children

    Dreamworks Animation has a new movie out. “Trolls” is for very young children—not for ten-year-olds, but for five-year-olds. Selfish adults may want to find ways to put off taking the family to a showing. After all, there’s next .

  • Grab the goofy glasses for ‘Dr. Strange’

    The way to see the new hit super-hero movie “Doctor Strange” is in its 3D version. I know this is heresy. 3D is almost never worth the extra ticket price. But what “Doctor Strange” has to offer is its look, .

  • If you like war movies, go to ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ ... late

    Director Mel Gibson’s new movie, “Hacksaw Ridge,” will remind some viewers of his “We Were Soldiers.” That movie was about a battle in the Vietnam War and featured good action scenes during which the enemy emerged from tunnels to .

  • ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ may not be scary enough for some

    Writer and director Mike Flanagan likes to work with decent actors, and particularly with experienced actresses. In his “Oculus” he had Katee Sakhoff (who may be most famous, now, as the embodiment of sexuality to the geek characters in TV’.

  • ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is fast, energetic

    Jack Reacher is a character invented by Englishman Jim Grant, who writes under the name Lee Child. For just short of 20 years now, he has been turning out the ultimate air travel reads, novels featuring the hitch-hiking, formerly high-ranking military .

  • New film will draws laughs from fans of genre

    People who find Tyler Perry’s movie character Madea amusing are going to want to see her new movie “Boo.” The rest will want to stay away, and at this point Madea has appeared in so many films that it .

  • Here’s your date comedy: ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’

    Couples looking for a date night movie will enjoy “Keeping Up With the Joneses,” which is a little sexy, a little adventurous, funny, and firmly suburban. The movie was directed by Greg Mottola, who previously gave us the modern classic “.

  • You’ll find something amusing among new DVDs

    The first of the bigbudget movies of the summer to be released on DVD are coming out this month. In retrospect, none of them was the sort of film that people will be watching for decades. And they weren’t .

  • ‘Max Steel’ a fairly satisfying action picture

    There’s a new liveaction superhero movie in theaters. It may seem familiar to viewers. “Max Steel” has already been a television show a couple of times. The little flying alien will remind older viewers of the mechanical bird in “.

  • New ‘Birth of a Nation’ movie debuts

    There is an new movie called “The Birth of a Nation,” a movie which tells the story of slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in 1831, in the state of Virginia. As movie histories go, it is fairly realistic. As movie .

  • New ‘Godzilla’ enjoyable, but read fast

    The “Shin” in the movie title “Shin Godzilla” supposedly means, in Japanese, something like “Reemerges.” And yet Toho Studios, the film’s maker, has never been very far away from its next movie with the huge monster. In fact, “Shin .

  • Most will find ‘Girl on the Train’ entertaining

    Paula Hawkins’s novel “The Girl on the Train” is now a film, set in America, with Emily Blunt, rising star Haley Bennett, and a few familiar supporting actresses—Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, and Laura Prepon. As a thriller, it .





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