“The Way Back” is a showcase for its leading man, with Affleck throwing raw emotion onto the screen. It’s a film that borders on greatness thanks to this inspired story and Affleck’s powerful performance.
While it may not be top-tier Pixar, falling somewhere in the middle, “Onward” hits all of the required marks for success – from the trademark stunning animation to the instantly likable characters, and of course, its deeply moving emotional measures.
“The Call of the Wild” is a film aimed to entertain children, and it will accomplish its goal just fine. But for the parents stuck accompanying their kids to the theater, there isn’t much to enjoy.
If nonstop laughs were your expectation heading into “Downhill,” then disappointment awaits.
While the story doesn’t do anything to reinvent the wheel, it’s still everything you could ask for from the first ever live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film. Sonic is beautifully brought to life with the rejuvenated effects and the film does enough to entertain and engage both children and adults.
Harley Quinn has returned, and this time there’s no tacky Joker or sloppy writing to hold her back. In “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” DC has righted its wrongs and paved the way for an utterly fantabulous future.
Well… it’s January, folks. That means it’s time to struggle through a slew of mediocre movies until the exciting ones show up, and director William Eubank’s “Underwater” is here to get things started.
The holidays are always a busy time at the box office. Whether it’s big-budget blockbusters trying to capitalize on audiences having time off or awards contenders barely squeaking by the deadline, there are plenty of options to check out. Here are some of our favorite new releases from this holiday season to save you from going to see “Cats.”
Despite being overwhelmed by two films worth of exposition and plot condensed into one, “The Rise of Skywalker” provides enough satisfying moments to pass as an acceptable finale to the Skywalker Saga. It’s sure to be controversial, revealing rewritten answers to some of the franchise’s biggest questions, and perhaps raising more than it answers – but there’s enough fan service and nostalgia inside to make it work, as long as you don’t think too hard about what actually happens.
The biggest problem facing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” comes when Hanks is offscreen. During his limited time, he’s absolutely magnetic, but without him, things tend to drag.
When it comes to carrying on the tale of Anna and Elsa, “Frozen II” is fine, however, it does so in a way that’s devoid of any of the heart or purpose that made audiences fall for the story in the first place.
James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari” is a proper adult drama set at 200 miles per hour.
As simplistic and predictable as “Last Christmas” may be, it still gets the job done once you admit you’re ready to feel all warm and fuzzy and embrace the holiday season.
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.
After 10 years of waiting, the highly anticipated Zombieland sequel finally arrived, and it’s certainly worth the wait. “Double Tap” is a smart, entertaining adventure that perfectly realigns itself with the world fans have dreamed of returning to for years.