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 .
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, .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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. .
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 .
Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele have absolutely lived on television the last few years. But not “NCIS,” “Big Bang Theory,” big-name broadcast TV. They’ve been on “Ithamar Has Nothing to Say” and “Drunk Theory,” and seventy other things like .
Garry Marshall is in a movie rut. The creator of the “Happy Days” television series and of lots of predictable romance movies, beginning with “Pretty Woman,” has recently begun making one movie each about national holidays. So we’ve had .
Sony makes the Playstation game system. The different generations of Ratchet and Clank video games have run on Playstations since the first game was introduced in 2002. During much of that time Sony has been talking about making a movie based .
Twelve years was enough time for most of us to forget the first two “Barbershop” movies. It’s been even longer, this writer is told, since a public feud broke out between the third “Barbershop’s” two stars. Ice Cube, .
Rudyard Kipling has made a lot of money for the folks at Disney. They made an animated movie of his “The Jungle Book” in 1967. And now they have a superior-looking version of the same story out in theaters. The movie .
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