In some movies, style trumps substance. In this sequel, it downright suffocates it.
One of the film’s biggest problems is our realization that we’re watching likable actors playing unlikable, alienating characters who are not inherently compelling enough to have us not mind the company we’re keeping.
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a nature documentary about Dr. Patricia C. Wright’s mission to help the endearingly peculiar lemurs, who turned up as castaways millions of years ago in the Republic of Madagascar.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made it two weekends in a row as the box office champ.
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.
The Expendables 3 is once again about as expendable and disposable as movies get.
‘Calvary’ is a dark, Ireland-set drama, a tale with gallows-humor trimmings that examines the difficulty of holding onto one’s faith, set against the backdrop of the scenic Irish coast.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the new remake of the action-adventure kidflick, earned an estimated $65-million over the weekend and claimed first place, replacing last weekend’s leader.
‘Boyhood’ is a remarkable piece of work and an entertaining coming-of-age drama at that as we watch a boy become a man while the world around him and all his loved ones change as well.
I Origins (which could just as easily have been titled “Eye Origins”) is a cerebral science-versus-spirituality drama, intoxicating at certain times, exasperating at others.
Scarlett Johansson’s character develops a super-brain. The movie itself, however, not so much.
The science fiction sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, made it two weeks in a row in first place at the box office.
Sex Tape offers its share of pure -– and some impure — physical comedy, which Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz meet the challenge of, delivering a respectable number of laugh-out-loud moments.
This inevitable followup to the commercially successful kidflick “Planes” is another PG-rated film aimed unapologetically at the preschool kids in the audience.
It’s a mixed bag of a movie about marriage, with a generous number of grace notes delivered by a game cast.