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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Aquaman (2018) Movie Review

Given the uneven quality of its DC Extended Universe entries, Warner Bros. comes pretty close to giving its target comics audience what it wants in this adaptation starring Jason...

Deadpool 2 – Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Movie Review

Marvel's filthiest hero goes PG-13 in a re-edited version of this spring's hit sequel. Back when I was a kid, the solution to not being able to see R-rated movies...

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Movie Review

Emily Blunt steps into the sensible shoes of the magical nanny immortalized by Julie Andrews, with Lin-Manuel Miranda inheriting the mantle of Dick Van Dyke in Rob Marshall's sequel...

The Mule (2018) Movie Review

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in a drama about an elderly man who becomes a drug runner for a Mexican cartel. To praise The Mule by saying that it's the...

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘Mortal Engines,’ ‘Spider-Verse,’ ‘The Mule’ and More

Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule' will open nationwide and 'If Beale Street Could Talk' and 'Capharnaum' will play in select theaters. 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation This Friday, theatergoers...

Bumblebee (2018) Movie Review

Travis Knight competently assumes command of the 'Transformers' franchise’s latest installment, starring Hailee Steinfeld alongside John Cena, Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett. Earning a reputation for unrestrained bombast and bloated...

In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and More

Friday also marks the theatrical releases of 'Ben is Back' and 'Swimming with Men.' Natalie Portman in 'Vox Lux' Courtesy of Venice International Film Festival Natalie Portman plays a glitzy pop diva...

Dumplin’ (2018) Movie Review

Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald take on the pageant world, to a Dolly Parton soundtrack, in this Netflix film. “I’m not the Joan of Arc of fat girls,” says Willowdean...

Mowgli (2018) Movie Review

This darker, sparer take on the Kipling classic fails to deliver the bare necessities. Reaching civilization more than two-and-a-half years after the release of Jon Favreau’s blockbuster, The Jungle Book, Andy...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Movie Review

Marvel and Sony offer up a diverse, universe-blending, computer-animated origin story with a starry supporting cast. It helps to be well-versed in Spider-Man lore to fully appreciate Spider-Man: Into the...

Mortal Engines (2018) Movie Review

Peter Jackson produced and co-wrote this post-apocalyptic story based on the young adult novels by Philip Reeve. A fantastical bit of steampunk sci-fi runs to a considerable extent on fumes...

The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Movie Review

An ex-cop working the graveyard shift at a morgue discovers that the cadaver of a young girl is possessed by a demon in Diederik van Rooijen's horror film. You'd think...

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