• Ratchet and Clank movie under-conceived but harmless G.w.clift1

    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 .

  • Little memorable about the latest ‘Barbershop’ G.w.clift1

    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, .

  • Kipling would have approved of new ‘Jungle Book’ G.w.clift1

    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 .

  • ‘The Boss’ is a 20teens comedy with a difference G.w.clift1

    “The Boss” is the name of the new Melissa McCarthy film comedy. And though it features a couple of television stars and was produced by Will Ferrell and his frequent collaborator Adam McKay, its pleasures are relatively subtle. Oh, it .

  • Film ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ is ‘wildly melodramatic’ G.w.clift1

    The wildest recent event of school censorship is surely the Kipnis case. A female professor at Northwestern wrote an article for The Chronicle of Higher Education about a complaint filed by a student against a faculty member. “What a mess. .

  • ‘I Saw the Light’ is a good movie in many ways G.w.clift1

    Let’s go out on a limb: There won’t be a better job of acting in a general release movie in 2016 than the one Londoner Tom Hiddleston does playing Hank Williams in the new film “I Saw the Light.” .

  • ‘Buyer beware’ of new video releases this month G.w.clift1

    In video stores, this is the month when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” first appears on DVD. After you see that, you might want to go back and review all six of the earlier Star Wars movies. Because as much .

  • New film ‘Batman vs. Superman’ is a set-up piece G.w.clift1

    The latest superheroes movie is called “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That “Justice” seems to refer to DC Comics’ Justice League of America, the series in which the Flash, Green Lantern, and others cooperate to fight crime. So think .

  • ‘Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ a successful sequel G.w.clift1

    One of the stars of the new film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is Lainie Kazan. My memory may be faulty, but I think the first time I saw her, she was singing on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” That show .

  • ‘Miracles’ seems aimless except as a tear-jerker

    “Miracles From Heaven” is the latest of the new run of Hollywood’s offerings to audiences who shop at “Christian” bookstores. It stars Jennifer Garner and is, like 2014’s “Heaven is for Real,” based on a true story. In each .

  • ‘Allegiant’ continues movie series from Roth’s books G.w.clift1

    Girls who have enjoyed Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” books may want to see the movie version of the third of them. “Allegiant” is out. It features the actors from the first two movies, “Divergent” and “Insurgent,” except for Kate Winslet. .

  • ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ proves amusing sci fi/suspense film G.w.clift1

    Dan Trachtenberg’s new sci fi/suspense movie “10 Cloverfield Lane” is amusing enough in its own right. Still, scary movie fans with a little memory will enjoy considering it as a sequel to a movie now eight years old. The .


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