• Some movies of 2016 were pretty awful

    Every year around this time, press agents start working up stories about movies and movie performances that may win awards. To some people, the least cynical among us, this suggests that many movies are in some way or ways “worthy.” .

  • ‘Why Him?’ has its pluses, but seeing it can wait

    The cast for the new movie comedy “Why Him?” is led by James Franco and Bryan Cranston, too justly admired actors who are obviously fully committed to this film, based on a story generated by Jonah Hill and a couple .

  • ‘Passengers’ a love story on a space voyage

    As the new movie “Passengers” begins, we are on a space ship carrying emigrants to a colony so far away it will take over a hundred years to get there. So the 5,000 passengers and 250 crew members have been put into .

  • Film is better when explanation turns to action

    Video game players, at least many of them, will know enough about the “Assassin’s Creed” game to make sense of the story of the film version of the game. Others may find just understanding the significance of the events .

  • Kids (and adults) will love new animated film

    The new animated film “Sing” deserved all the promotion it got, months and months of previews and posters and TV mentions. Adults who have seen the trailers have essentially seen the movie. But this won’t bother kids, who are .

  • ‘Collateral Beauty’ well-acted, but pretty much empty

    One of the interesting features in the now apparently permanent local controversy about changing the high school sports teams’ mascot is that those who want to get rid of the current mascot are for change itself, not for change to .

  • ‘Manchester by the Sea’ worth the trouble to find

    Assuming you found the new Kenneth Lonergan movie “Manchester by the Sea” showing somewhere in town, the story you would see dramatized would be simple enough. Lee Chandler (played by Casey Affleck) was married and had three children. He obviously .

  • ‘Rogue 1’ makes IMAX debut at Manhattan complex

    The new “Star Wars”related movie “Rogue 1” opened in Manhattan as the first new film to play in the mall’s new movie theater, and the first movie of all time to play in town in an IMAX theater. Tickets .

  • Patrons get first taste of new dine-in theater Moviedinein

    No longer do Manhattan residents have to decide whether to eat before or after the movie. Carmike Town Center 13 had its first full day of operations Friday. “It’s nice to see the finished product for sure,” general manager Martin .

  • ‘Office Christmas Party’ diverting holiday fare

    Despite its air of being a reunion for cast members of the “Saturday Night Live” TV series during its despondent years, the new film “Office Christmas Party” is generally diverting. It relies on some old ideas about comedy movie plotting, .

  • Carmike opens 13-screen theatre at Town Center

    Manhattan’s new movie theater, Town Center 13, opened ahead of schedule Sunday. The theater announced its soft opening on Twitter and Facebook: “Manhattan! Are you ready?!?! Doors open at 3:30 pm today (Sunday)!” Carmike Cinemas officials previously had said the theater .

  • ‘Incarnate’ joins list of successful entertainments

    “Incarnate” makes a cinematic contrast to “Shut-In.” The latter, a recent psychological thriller, starring Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt, was essentially a loving imitation of movies Alfred Hitchcock directed during the 1960s and 70s. “Shut-In” worked well on the big .


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