“Jersey Boys” is a movieization of the hit musical that opened in 2005 and became one of Broadway’s longest-running shows.
There’s just too much going on for the film’s through-line to buzz through the clutter.
Like its standup-comic protagonist, the film is rough around the edges, impressing us with its brave ambitiousness, but still struggling to get satisfying laughs and smiles of recognition.
The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.
It’s essentially a rehash of the 2012 feature “21 Jump Street,” but with a bigger-is-better budget.
“The Grand Seduction” isn’t quite grand, but it is seductive.
Edge of Tomorrow is a brutally funny (!) science fiction thriller in which an alien race has invaded Earth to wipe out the human race.
Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche co-star as curmudgeonly but inspiring middle-aged educators in this brainy-rather-than-zany romantic comedy.
Your tears aren’t so much jerked as invited by this well-made movie about love blossoming in a teen cancer support group.
She hasn’t exactly been romanticized, but the villainess from “Sleeping Beauty” has at least been humanized.
As a glance at any multiplex marquee will tell you, even though June is not yet visible in the rearview mirror, we can clearly see the beginning of the parade of movies that will keep us entertained all summer.
Even though the laughs are sporadic and the complaints are unavoidable, we’re grateful for the film’s existence.
Jesse Eisenberg plays two roles, and looks the same in both. But the two personalities he brings to life are anything but alike.
Like most of its predecessors, it’s an involving and intriguing, visually arresting entertainment about mutant superheroes with astonishing otherworldly powers who are second-class citizens, metaphorically speaking.
It’s the problematic script that keeps Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s third pairing from being the charm.