Movies

  • ‘2’ is a stronger movie than was ‘The Conjuring’ G.w.clift1

    Horror film director James Wan made a movie called “The Conjuring” which we saw in 2013. Lots of us saw it. It made a lot of money. But then it cost quite a bit for a scary movie. Films intended to .

  • The never-ending story of Warcraft onscreen G.w.clift1

    The Warcraft computer game franchise goes back almost to CP/M. The three or four Warcraft games are sword and sorcery, multi-player role-playing games. Each player has a point of view character for whom they make choices. This is probably .

  • Forget looking for a sensible story in this film G.w.clift1

    One way to enjoy the new film sequel “Now You See Me 2” is the way one enjoys a show of second graders’ finger paintings. The movie is colorful. Ingenuity seems to have figured in the construction of some of its .

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back on the screen G.w.clift1

    Megan Fox and Laura Linney haven’t either of them aged much in the last decade or so. Fox used to be the girl in the Transformer movies. Linney has been involved in more thoughtful (sometimes just more pretentious) projects. .

  • Actress’ eyebrows are the biggest draw in ‘Me Before You’ G.w.clift1

    Emilia Clarke’s eyebrows get a workout in the new movie “Me Before You.” The screenplay by Jojo Moyes is based on her novel of the same title. But it’s about a toss-up whether viewers will be more likely .

  • New film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is filled with problems G.w.clift1

    The movie-makers at 20th Century Fox have given viewers of the new film “X-Men: Apocalypse” a sort of obstacle course of problems. The movie is over-long—144 minutes, including a scene following the credits. It is not always active. Its plot .

  • Lots of adults apt to attend ‘Angry Birds Movie’ G.w.clift1

    There’s an Angry Birds Cookbook. I understand it is called “Bad Piggies,” and it offers egg recipes as well as marginal doodles of the Angry Birds characters. There are Angry Birds soda pops. There are licensed (and, in China, .

  • Laughs absent in dreadful ‘Neighbors 2’ G.w.clift1

    Movie watching is the closest thing the rising generation has to the Boomer’s devotion to Rock music. Even compared to music recording, film requires lots of money. So the 18-year-olds of today have to watch out that their favorite .

  • Attractions of ‘Nice Guys’ overshadow its weaknesses G.w.clift1

    What elements do you want in a movie? If you like action pictures or detective stories, you may want a plausible but fairly complicated story. Movie-goers will get one when they go to see “The Nice Guys,” one of the .

  • Latest ghost story an interesting film with a good cast G.w.clift1

    Ghost stories don’t always make the most natural movies. They get tossed into the “horror” category, and most horror movie fans want to be jolted. But ghost stories don’t usually provide as many opportunities for jolts. So soon .

  • ‘Money Monster’ doesn’t communicate much about investing G.w.clift1

    Movie-goers have to realize that there are limitations to what filmmakers can do successfully. Telling stories about car chases they can do. Building tension and then surprising the viewer with a some spook jumping out of a wall, no prob. .

  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is big entertainment G.w.clift1

    The new super-hero movie “Captain America: Civil War” is a big entertainment, 146 minutes long and with a large cast of characters. The action in it looks good and has pace. Eventually it gets around to being funny, too, in the .





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