"Onward" is not Pixar's best but it handles an emotionally mature topic and takes it from abstract to realistic.
“Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” is an ode to the psycho girl who never felt understood and loved the wrong man.
The boys are back though a little older and a little wiser.
Acclaimed mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead in his study following his 85th birthday bash.
In another iteration of “Neverending 80s sequels that throttle audiences with unrequested closure,” “Terminator: Dark Fate” recycles the original plot.
The plot is SSIS (so simple it’s satisfying).
“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don't.”
Fans of the historic Emmy-award winning series Downton Abbey will be thrilled to find that the cast has returned for a beautiful finale to the record-breaking drama.
This movie is based on the 2015 article by Jessica Pressler that told the stories of exotic dancers who drugged men and extorted money from them to maintain their lavish lifestyles following the 2008 financial crisis.
In the third installation of The Fugitive, Mike Banning is back to protect everyone's favorite POTUS, Morgan Freeman. Director Ric Roman Waugh, who was stunt double to Mel Gibson in "Lethal Weapon," takes command of the best film in the franchise.
Tarantino returns with what he believes is an intimate portrait of the demise of the Golden Age of Hollywood during his childhood in 1969 as seen through the caricatures of two almost-washed-up actors.
Anyone who lives along hurricane coast will notice all the wrong moves that are made in "Crawl," where a congregation of gators stalks a house in Louisiana under a hurricane watch.
Annabelle is back for her third romp at mayhem.
Picking up from the end of "Toy Story 3,” Sheriff Woody is desperate to maintain his philosophy that a toy's duty is to their kid.
Let’s face it. Marvel holds a begrudging attitude toward character development for their female movie heroines. Despite hundreds of female superheroes in the Marvel canon with extensive, full-featured back stories that span half-a-century, only two have made it to the big screen in their own films.
“The Curse of La Llorona” intends to immerse viewers in a murky underworld and drown them in trepidation and dread. Instead, audiences receive a rearrangement of “The Nun” and “Momma” lavished with a stunning female-led, Latinx cast that suffers from anemic spirituality and the conversion of a culturally complex folk tale to rudimentary movie-making capitalism. Somehow this is supposed to fit in "The Conjuring" universe.
We live in a time where children are lost to accidents, mass shootings and domestic assaults. So, it is inadequate that Stephen King’s cult classic, “Pet Sematary” would be regurgitated as a blisteringly tame remake.
Jordan Peele’s créativité noire is back with another cerebrally gymnastic movie in “Us.”
The “Hidden World” exploits the stereotype of millennials as ill-prepared to pivot and overcome threats to their existence and that growing up is hard to do when you are outgrown by your friend dragon.
It’s complicated. That would be a more fitting title for “Miss Bala,” a remix of the much more impassioned and riveting, “Miss Bala” (2011). Brought to us by "Twilight” director, Catherine Hardwicke, and winning Phoenix Film Festival writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
Matthew McConaughey is back with another feature dipped in his special brand of Southern fried gristle. McConaughey excels in films that drip with humidity and damp shirts.
“Bumblebee,” one of the most easily recognized and adorable AutoBots, is back in a spin-off that is dripping with gooey feels and a lot of heart between a girl and her transforming robot car.
For those who have followed the Spider-Verse comics that inspired the film, you already know that Marvel will toy with your emotions.
On the surface, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” is a cheerful movie about allowing your loved ones to pursue their dreams even if it inconveniences your expectations.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a fantastic romp through pre-Potter tales and lore. With a screenplay written by J.K. Rowling, fans of the Wizarding World will be thrilled that extreme love and care has been devoted to the franchise’s past and future.
Sci-fi fans and “The Predator” aficionados, the special effects are monumental and the creatures are imposing. A solid plot and increased focus on the Predator will gather cheers and applause. However, the film’s attention to mental and emotional conditions is hokey, disingenuous and exploitative.
This film is for a certain viewer: The dark-witted humourist who asks the morose sexual-tinged “what ifs” about beloved cartoon characters.
“Sharknado” fanatics, your day has come! You are finally vindicated by your years of dedication to the corny beast flicks of yesteryear. “The Meg” outpaces, outactions, outCGIs and outacts those other summer blockbusters while proudly waving a banner that reads, “science be damned!”
Cruise Fans will not be disappointed in their cherub-cheeked legend. Never stretched, never challenged in the actual performance, Cruise knows his lane and keeps his asphalt well-maintained. His longevity is due to his discerning palate for select roles that will dazzle his fans and maintain his youth-filled charm. Cruise goes the extra mile (pun intended) to prove to his fans that he’s more than actor. He’s a performer.
Jurassic Park. The franchise that asks if playing God is a fruitful, side hobby or a deleterious practice with dreadful consequences. Once we consider our choice, is it for the good of the creatures we’ve created or only for the good of all humans?
Safe women seldom make history. Silver screen suffragettes, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson, are women who make history off-screen but play it too safely in this fourth revising of the Ocean’s franchise to be memorable among the ranks of intricate, gender-bending heist films. The plot of “Ocean’s 8” is simple. Safely simple.
In a joint venture with husband, writer and director, Ed Falcone, Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner, Melissa McCarthy takes on a theme perfected by comedy pros such as Will Ferrell, Rodney Dangerfield, Bing Crosby and the Marx Brothers as a 40-something who is returning to college.
“God can forgive you. I can’t” is the theme of “I Can Only Imagine,” a film based on the life of lead singer, Bart Millard, of the contemporary Christian band, MercyMe.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is riddled with loss. Loss of hope. Loss of everything you expected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Loss so incredible that you are wide-eyed and slack-jawed through a movie that refuses to play it safe with your emotions.
While Jane Goodall would be horrified, fans of “Pacific Rim,” “Kong” and any collaborative mash-up of monsters and building-bashing-hell will be thrilled by the latest video-game-that-didn’t-need-to-become-film, “Rampage.”
At a time when cryptocurrency is more popular than gold and video games attract more players than team sports, “Ready Player One” exploits our sensibilities and forces us to look at the nefarious future of monetized virtual gaming.
Based on the best-selling 2013 video game, “Tomb Raider” (2018) is the origin story of heroine, Lara Croft. Lara is implored to take over her missing father’s global corporation but remains indifferent to assuming the role of CEO.
Personalities collide in the chuckle-worthy flick, “Game Night.”
Though not filled with the nostalgia that one would expect from a sequel, “Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle” provides a better option
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” offers plenty of tie-ins for comic fans and solidifies Spidey’s future in the Marvel film universe.
“Transformers: The Last Knight” picks up from “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” after Optimus Prime is cast into space and the Transformers are hunted by a global military force.