• ‘Collide’ has plenty of exciting action

    There’s something about those action movies set in Germany. The fighting and chasing scenes in the new film “Collide” have to remind viewers of the first Jason Bourne movie. Or of “Run Lola Run.” In fact, “Collide” is sort .

  • ‘Comedian’ not very funny, or a very good story

    The 12-plex out on Seth Child Road is now showing “The Comedian.” This is a character picture starring Robert De Niro. Director Taylor Hackford’s recognizable support cast will attract some movie-goers. Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Danny DeVito, .

  • ‘Fist Fight’ provides a laugh or two for the viewer

    There is at least one funny moment in the new film “Fist Fight” and at least one remarkably apt turn of a phrase. Two teachers working the last day of the year at a Georgia high school are at odds .

  • Few will enjoy new movie ‘The Great Wall’

    In a 2004 movie called “Team America: World Police,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone (famous for the “South Park” TV show) have their marionette version of Matt Damon speak as if he had been hit in the middle of the forehead .

  • Looks aren’t everything in film ‘Cure for Wellness’

    Perhaps we expect too much of the movies. Can it be enough for them to simply be beautiful to look at? This is one of the arguments made for Disney’s annual live-action nature movie, like “Born in China,” which .

  • See ‘Blood Wars’ inexpensively at the 12-plex

    If there are five times when a character in the latest “Underworld” movie, “Blood Wars,” swallows some of the blood of another character to confirm what they are saying about the past, there are probably four big werewolves against vampires .

  • Movie ‘Silence’ beautiful, well-made, well-acted

    We knew this was going to happen. For one reason or another the owners of our theaters wouldn’t want to send certain interesting new movies to the new theater. So after they had be in general release for a .

  • ‘Lego Batman’ not without its attractions

    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 .

  • ‘Darker’ isn’t a disaster, just not much of a story

    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 .

  • There’s action aplenty in latest ‘John Wick’ film

    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. .

  • New movie ‘Dog’s Purpose’ boring, predictable

    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 .

  • ‘Rings’ will seem dated to trendiest movie fans

    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 .


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