The Giver is essentially plowing the same fields and hunting the same game as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and Pleasantville, but without the same clarity, urgency, or emotionality.
“Disconnect” is a loop of three interconnected stories, with the common denominator being electronic communications.
“Battleship” doesn’t exactly stink and therefore doesn’t exactly sink. But it doesn’t soar or score either.
With not too many days remaining in the old year, the current week offers a handful of attractive video offerings perfect for last-minute holiday gifts.
Despite intentions as a meditation on our capacity for violence, “Straw Dogs” remains a glorified home invasion thriller.