About a month ago we were discussing the limits of Pixar’s animated film “Finding Dory” as an entertainment for adults. And less than a year ago we were discussing the effective story-telling in Aardman’s almost wordless “Shaun the .
From the point of view of theater owners, the prospect must be daunting. The studios depend more and more on revenue other than their share of ticket-revenue for first-run movies. Which means, among other things, that general-release films are available .
Stephen Spielberg has gone from being the director of “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and “E.T.” to being the director of “Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln,” and “War Horse.” His descent may have been a slow, floating one. But .
The series of movies that began with the 2013 “The Purge” has been searching for something to be about. Now the third of the films is out. The third and weakest. The third and most distasteful. This time the movie-makers think .
Here’s a sentence never spoken: “Golly but I wish they’d make a new Tarzan movie.” Actually the new movie “The Legend of Tarzan” is attractive in all sorts of ways. And probably its makers, including director David Yates .
For a journeyman movie director, Roland Emmerich has made a bunch of fairly large budget films. His latest, “Resurgence,” is the sequel to his 1996 movie “Independence Day,” a Will Smith vehicle. “Resurgence” doesn’t have Smith. But many of the .
The new movie “Central Intelligence” isn’t making a play on the name of the government’s overseas spy organization. Of course, it isn’t required to do so. But this failure says something about the extent to which the .
Let’s talk about adults and animated movies, or at least about the sort of animated movies that Disney and its self-contained sub-unit Pixar offer the public each year. We’ve gone on saying, “Gee, aren’t they imaginative,” and “.
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 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 .
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 .
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. .
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