The new Star Trek movie is called “Beyond.” It is about an incident that occurs three years into a mission undertaken by the crew of the Federation ship Enterprise. All the familiar characters are on board—Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (.
During my childhood the great Broadway musical “Hello Dolly” ran for a long time. Carol Channing, who originated the title part, tired and was replaced with a series of famous actresses, including Ethel Merman, the singer for whom the show .
Apparently the people who supply money to movie-makers are not yet ready to let Brian Cranston play a completely new character. His break-out part was in the TV series “Breaking Bad” where he played a misfit in the illegal drug .
The crowd in the showing of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” was laughing considerably more than they would have been if they had just decided to have a good time no matter what the movie gave them. So probably .
About a month ago we were discussing the limits of Pixar’s animated film “Finding Dory” as an entertainment for adults. And less than a year ago we were discussing the effective story-telling in Aardman’s almost wordless “Shaun the .
From the point of view of theater owners, the prospect must be daunting. The studios depend more and more on revenue other than their share of ticket-revenue for first-run movies. Which means, among other things, that general-release films are available .
Stephen Spielberg has gone from being the director of “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “E.T.” to being the director of “Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln,” and “War Horse.” His descent may have been a slow, floating one. But .
The series of movies that began with the 2013 “The Purge” has been searching for something to be about. Now the third of the films is out. The third and weakest. The third and most distasteful. This time the movie-makers think .
Here’s a sentence never spoken: “Golly but I wish they’d make a new Tarzan movie.” Actually the new movie “The Legend of Tarzan” is attractive in all sorts of ways. And probably its makers, including director David Yates .
For a journeyman movie director, Roland Emmerich has made a bunch of fairly large budget films. His latest, “Resurgence,” is the sequel to his 1996 movie “Independence Day,” a Will Smith vehicle. “Resurgence” doesn’t have Smith. But many of the .
The new movie “Central Intelligence” isn’t making a play on the name of the government’s overseas spy organization. Of course, it isn’t required to do so. But this failure says something about the extent to which the .
Let’s talk about adults and animated movies, or at least about the sort of animated movies that Disney and its self-contained sub-unit Pixar offer the public each year. We’ve gone on saying, “Gee, aren’t they imaginative,” and “.
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