Unfortunately, this vacation gone awry isn’t anything you haven’t already seen done before – and done better.
For a political comedy written by one of late night’s sharpest minds and featuring two stars as charismatic as Carell and Byrne, the finished product is seriously underwhelming.
“Da 5 Bloods” is a Spike Lee joint to its very core, but it isn’t just a product of technical craftsmanship; it’s a personal and affecting journey brought to life by a beautiful and measured sense of character and story.
Despite its inconsistencies, “The Vast of Night” proves to be a chilling and refreshing sci-fi thriller in a time oversaturated with outer space blockbusters.
The pure hilarity of “The Lovebirds” is more than enough to have you willing to forgive any of its formulaic plot lines, thanks to undeniable chemistry between Nanjiani and Rae.
As “SCOOB!” attempts to stretch a Saturday morning cartoon into a feature-length film and capture a new audience, it ends up overstuffed with far too many plots, characters and references to make sense.
While it sometimes struggles to balance its tone – switching between heartfelt, vicious, raunchy and inspiring all in a matter of minutes – Feldstein’s impressive ability to perfectly match whatever is thrown her way makes “How to Build a Girl” worth the watch.
The end of the world actually seems like the perfect time for a raunchy, over-the-top comedy caper to lift your spirits, but “Coffee & Kareem” will do exactly the opposite.
There’s certainly artistic value to be found in pushing boundaries with disturbing content, but the more disgusting something is, the better the overall film must be in order for the subject matter to feel justified. In “Swallow,” that’s never accomplished.
“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.