The original “Lego Movie” was a huge hit three years ago. Many adults were looking forward to the release of sequels, the first of which has arrived in a local theater. “The Lego Batman Movie” is once again stop-action animation .
The sequel to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, “Fifty Shades Darker,” really isn’t successful enough at telling a story to merit the usual treatment. Oh, it is sexy, and there is some fun in it. “Darker” isn’t .
The “John Wick” films are provocative gestures aimed at the makers of December movies like “Collateral Beauty” and “Manchester by the Sea.” “Soul searching?” the action movies seem to say. “We don’t need no soul searching in our entertainments. .
The new movie “A Dog’s Purpose” features a dog who saves his human family from burning up in a house fire, tracks crooks for the Chicago police, saves a 12 yearold girl who has fallen into a river at a .
Horror movies are made according to the current version of a steadily evolving formula. Or at least that’s usually true. The new release “Rings,” though, is a sequel. And, perhaps consequently, it is a product of the formula as .
“Hidden Figures” is a new movie directed and co-written by Theodore Melfi, who made the terrific Bill Murray picture “St. Vincent” three years ago. The new film’s story comes from Virginian Margot Lee Shetterly’s book. It might be .
The Philly filmmaker, M. Knight Shyamalan, has a new hit. Add “Split” with James McAvoy to his list of horror and fantasy films. They include “The Sixth Sense” with Bruce Willis, “Signs” with Mel Gibson, “The Village” with Joaquin Phoenix, .
The recent movies scheduled for release on DVD this month are a cryptic batch. But they aren’t, generally speaking, without interest. For example, “Arrival” is a movie about outer space aliens teaching Amy Adams their language so that she .
“A Monster Calls” is powerful, original, and technically superior. And it didn’t play in the local first-run house. Instead it is showing out at Seth Childs Cinema for $2 a ticket. Director J.A. Bayona worked from a script by .
We had more than one reason to feel good about going to see a movie at the Seth Childs 12-plex. For one thing, we felt welcome there. The popcorn was free on this particular Friday night. The old managerial faces .
“Jeanie got married to a CPA,” Bob Walkenhorst wrote. “April 15th is her wedding day.” Ironically, that is also the date on which the Massachusetts state holiday Patriots’ Day fell the year of the Boston Marathon bombing. The marathon is .
“The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” is proof that that special genre of movie, the Super Church evangelical picture, has closed the quality gap with more conventional Hollywood films. The photography and editing in “Gavin Stone” are far superior to what .
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