Movies

Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
Will Smith is usually an asset for a movie. He’s the kind of true movie star whose charisma can elevate even the most mediocre material. You’d think...
Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
ABOMINABLE ★★ When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her building in Shanghai, she and her friends embark on an epic...
Published on October 11, 2019 - Page 7
The words “inspired by real events” are some of the first you see on screen in “Lucy in the Sky.” But that loose tie to reality becomes more of a...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
ABOMINABLE ★★ When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her building in Shanghai, she and her friends embark on an epic...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Despite the amount of cursing, vulgarity and nudity in “Dolemite Is My Name,” it’s actually a sweet and heartfelt film. “Dolemite” is a loving, R-...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Renée Zellweger is so undeniably perfect as Judy Garland it almost makes up for the shortcomings of the film around it. “Judy” is a fine and...
Published on October 4, 2019 - Page 5
Todd Phillips’ “Joker” is a calculatedly combustible concoction, designed, like its chaos-creating character, to cause a stir. I wish it was as...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
Hollywood often has a fraught time trying to depict Wall Street venality. It’s understandable: Complex financial securities don’t easily translate to...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
“Abominable” is just about the most cuddly piece of East-West synergy a corporation could dream up. The first co-production between DreamWorks...
Published on September 27, 2019 - Page 7
Ad astra ★★★ An astronaut (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
ANGEL HAS FALLEN ★ Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is suspected of an assassination attempt on President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
The “Downton Abbey” movie is more like another season of the popular “Masterpiece Classic” show that’s been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8...
Published on September 20, 2019 - Page 7
Having stayed close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray skitters across the solar system in “Ad Astra.” “Ad...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacqueline Stewart has been named host of Turner Classic Movies’ silent movie program “Silent Sunday Nights,” making her the network’...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
Everything is beautiful in John Crowley’s adaptation of “The Goldfinch,” even the grilled cheese sandwich a kind stranger makes for a boy who has...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
47 Meters Down: Uncaged ★★★ Young divers (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse and Brianne Tju) discover a submerged Mayan City is a...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 7
“Hustlers” saves all of its tricks for the end. It’s a banger of an ending, too. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of it...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 5
In the northwest of Scotland, there’s a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that’s not a word that...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 5
47 Meters Down: Uncaged ★★★ Young divers (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse and Brianne Tju) discover a submerged Mayan City is a...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 5
Brittany (Jillian Bell) of “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is an aimless and broke 20-something in New York who’s startled when her attempt to pry an...
Published on September 6, 2019 - Page 5
It can be a cheesy thing when a novel is split up and spread out over a handful of films, but Stephen King’s “It” is not one of those books. Andy...
Published on August 30, 2019 - Page 7
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Universal will release two new “Halloween” films, including one with the ominous title “Halloween Ends.” The studio said “...
Published on August 30, 2019 - Page 7
47 Meters Down: Uncaged ★★★ Young divers (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse and Brianne Tju) discover a submerged Mayan City is a...
Published on August 23, 2019 - Page 5
In the new horror-thriller “Ready or Not,” Samara Weaving has a breakout performance as a new bride who tries to stay alive until dawn as her in-laws...
Published on August 23, 2019 - Page 5
47 Meters Down: Uncaged ★★★ Young divers (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nélisse, and Brianne Tju) discover a submerged Mayan City is a...
Published on August 23, 2019 - Page 5
There is a certain mindless pleasure in the “Fallen” movies. Watching Gerard Butler muscle his way through preposterous obstacles as a Secret Service...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 5
At the beginning of “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” young women are given good advice before going out to sea: “Don’t get eaten by a shark.” It’s advice,...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 5
It’s hard to have huge expectations for a movie called “Angry Birds Movie 2.” It’s a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. Directed by...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 5
ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN ★★ Based on the best-selling book. A dog (voiced by Kevin Costner) tells of his bond with an aspiring Formula One racer (...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 5
“Good Boys” is rated R, which means its young stars — Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon —aren’t old enough to see it, even though they’re...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 5
After starring roles for Freddie Mercury (“Bohemian Rhapsody”), Elton John (“Rocketman”) and the Beatles (“Yesterday”), it’s Bruce Springsteen’s turn...
Published on August 16, 2019 - Page 6
The idea behind “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is tantalizing. A 15-year-old tries to piece together where her mother went. In the process, the...
Published on August 9, 2019 - Page 8
ANNABELLE COMES HOME ★★½ Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) lock away a possessed doll. But the evil plaything...
Published on August 9, 2019 - Page 8
It happens in even the best kitchens: You bring together top-quality ingredients and a promising recipe, but somehow the end result comes out tasting...
Published on August 9, 2019 - Page 8
The film adaptation of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” seems to have been designed by algorithm to maximize appeal for a certain demographic of women...
Published on August 9, 2019 - Page 8
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” stitches together tales from the cultishly beloved 1980s book series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen...
Published on August 2, 2019 - Page 8
The famous — or infamous — sat across from newsman Mike Wallace during his seven-decade career. And he made ’em squirm, as filmmaker Avi Belkin shows...
Published on August 2, 2019 - Page 8
ALADDIN ★★ Live-action version of the Disney musical. A street rat (Mena Massoud) frees a genie (Will Smith) and transforms into a prince so he can...
Published on August 2, 2019 - Page 8
The makers of “Fast & Furious” have opted to combine two of the series’ supporting standouts, Dwayne Johnson’s U.S. government agent Luke Hobbs...
Published on July 26, 2019 - Page 7
ALADDIN ★★ Live-action version of the Disney musical. A street rat (Mena Massoud) frees a genie (Will Smith) and transforms into a prince so he can...
Published on July 26, 2019 - Page 7
Thinking about finally getting off Facebook? “The Great Hack,” a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you needed. At the very least,...
Published on July 26, 2019 - Page 7
Quentin Tarantino has been reminding us what’s so great about movies. He’s made an old-fashioned double-feature (“Death Proof,” of “Grindhouse”),...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 8
ALADDIN ★★ Live-action version of the Disney musical. A street rat (Mena Massoud) frees a genie (Will Smith) and transforms into a prince so he can...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 8
Life moves in a circle, “The Lion King” tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of “live-action” remakes of “...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 9
ALADDIN ★★ Live-action version of the Disney musical. A street rat (Mena Massoud) frees a genie (Will Smith) and transforms into a prince so he can...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 9
If you’re going to see one comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani as an Uber driver, please make it the 2017 film he co-scripted, “The Big Sick.” In “...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 9
HARRISVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Maine couple has bought a Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the horror movie “The Conjuring.” Cory Heinzen tells the...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 9
The premise behind writer and director Lulu Wang’s wonderful film “The Farewell” might be a little hard to accept. A family collectively decides not...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 10
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Here’s a chance to bring cosplay to a new level. Costumes and props from Marvel comics-based TV shows including “Daredevil” and “...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 9
“Midsommar” is a waking nightmare in the best possible way. You will be transported to a beautiful village in a foreign land where the sun never...