While it doesn’t channel the same horrors as its predecessor once did, “Doctor Sleep” provides an intriguing exploration of the lore and mythology at the heart of the series.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
There’s plenty to like about “It Chapter Two,” but ultimately it’s unable to capture the same aura that made its predecessor so enthralling.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is a masterwork of some kind, and it’s essential to cut to the heart of what it’s all about. This, for better or worse, is my attempt to do exactly that.
For the first time ever, the MPAA rating was forced to specify “all involving tweens,” and that’s what differentiates Good Boys from every other raunchy comedy.
After a months-long barrage of trailers, promos and behind the scenes sneak peeks, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is finally cruising its way into theaters this Friday. If the never ending flood of teasers gave away anything, it’s how absolutely wild this movie would be – and it does not disappoint.
“Visually stunning” seems to be the go-to buzz word when it comes to this rendition, and that’s absolutely true, but beyond the visuals, there’s nothing revolutionary here.
Let’s get one thing straight: Toy Story 4 is undeniably a major cash grab. Hollywood may love great storytelling, but they love money even more. Toy Story 4 is about as unnecessary as a film can be, but it’s filled with heart, compelling characters and witty humor.
As the movie comes to a close, Jean delivers a final voiceover that’s quite on the nose, saying, “This is not the end of me, or the X-Men. It’s a new beginning.” Let’s just hope the new beginning with Disney and Marvel Studios results in a more stable series of mutants.
On the surface, “Booksmart” may look like just another high school party flick, but that’s not the case. Instead, it’s a wicked smart, incredibly-paced and flat out hilarious look at what high school, and teenagers, are really like in 2019.
As the Avengers conclude their first era, it’s clear that certain faces will be missed moving forward. But, for the first time in the franchise’s 23-film history, it actually feels like something is coming to an end here.
“Gloria Bell” works as an excellent stage for Moore to flex her acting muscles, but beyond her display, there isn’t much else to keep audiences engaged.
“Pet Sematary” is a middle of the road horror adaptation with a handful of solid scares and unnerving performances, that ultimately struggles to overcome issues with pacing and an abundance of exposition.
“Dumbo” is a rare swing and a miss for Disney, with lackluster performances and an extremely basic narrative. Director Tim Burton’s stylistic flair makes for some beautiful visuals and serves as one of the film’s few redeeming qualities.
After bursting onto the scene in 2017 with Get Out, director Jordan Peele is back for more with his sophomore feature, Us. While his directorial debut was certainly a thriller filled with plenty of scares, the film’s focus was its brilliant social commentary; but this time around, it’s all about the terror.
In “Shazam!” director David F. Sandberg has created a fun, light-hearted superhero romp overflowing with hilarity and heart – proving that the DCEU doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.