Movies

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...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 9
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-...
Published on July 5, 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 5, 2019 - Page 9
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) might be forgiven for craving a vacation as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few...
Published on June 28, 2019 - Page 9
Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a soulful young man with a pleasant singing voice. But when we meet him, the fledgling songwriter and supermarket clerk...
Published on June 28, 2019 - Page 9
The evil vintage doll of the “Conjuring” spinoff series, “Annabelle,” is back in “Annabelle Comes Home.” There have been eight films in “The...
Published on June 28, 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 June 21, 2019 - Page 9
It’s hard not to go in a little suspicious of a fourth “Toy Story.” The trilogy was so perfect. What more could we ask of Woody and Buzz? Would a...
Published on June 21, 2019 - Page 9
The remake of “Child’s Play” is actually pretty solid. It’s a winking, self-aware horror movie that will make you laugh even when things are drenched...
Published on June 21, 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 June 21, 2019 - Page 9
LOS ANGELES (AP) —The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life....
Published on June 14, 2019 - Page 9
Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing “Men in Black” neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits...
Published on June 14, 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 June 14, 2019 - Page 9
The latest “Shaft” adds a new generation of bad mother------- to the mix. It’s not what you might expect. It’s not gritty or raw or even attempting...
Published on June 14, 2019 - Page 9
Six years ago, Jim Jarmusch made “Only Lovers Left Alive” with the sexiest vampire couple —Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. Now Jarmusch has made a...
Published on June 14, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for June 3-9. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals:...
Published on June 7, 2019 - Page 6
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 27-June 2. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NBA Finals Game 2:...
Published on June 7, 2019 - Page 9
If the sweet, animated 2016 film “The Secret Life of Pets” was mostly for kids, its sequel might be for another segment of the audience altogether —...
Published on June 7, 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 June 7, 2019 - Page 9
The good news is “Dark Phoenix” is neither an apocalypse nor is it “X-Men: Apocalypse.” But this latest installment is not a solid step forward or a...
Published on June 7, 2019 - Page 9
“Late Night” is an enjoyably zippy if scattershot comedy about a veteran late-night host and her fresh-faced new writing hire. As a David Letterman-...
Published on May 31, 2019 - Page 9
Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John blinged-out biopic “Rocketman,” a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn’t lack for sparkle. Like its...
Published on May 31, 2019 - Page 9
It’s been a bit since moviegoers had the chance to catch up with Godzilla. So it’s understandable if you go into “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” a...
Published on May 31, 2019 - Page 9
“Ma” is a middling high school horror revenge fantasy starring Octavia Spencer. She humanizes and improves pretty much every movie she’s in. The...
Published on May 31, 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 May 31, 2019 - Page 10
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for May 20-26 Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 12 million. 2...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 9
“Brightburn” is a one-idea movie. What if a baby from another planet crash lands on earth and is adopted and raised by a nice childless couple living...