Harrison Ford breaks out the hat and the whip to take another whirl as the titular archaeologist in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
It’s 1969 and Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones (Ford) is a full-blown “hey kids, turn that music down!” grump who is retiring from his job of Continue reading “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13)”
Wes Anderson puts a diorama in a music box, festoons it with vintage curios and surrounds it with a model train set in Asteroid City, maybe the most “Wes Anderson movie about Wes Anderson vibes” ever? But I feel like I think that at every Wes Anderson movie lately Continue reading “Asteroid City (PG-13)”
Beings made of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live and work together, sometimes uncomfortably, in Element City, the New World New York City of Elemental, Pixar’s newest animated movie.
Ember (voiced by Leah Lewis) is the young adult daughter of Cinder (voice of Shila Ommi) and Bernie (voice of Continue reading “Elemental (PG)”
The animal-y Transformers Maximals make their appearance in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts — collect them all, on sale now at a store near you!
Once upon a time, the gorillabot Optimus Primal (voice of Ron Perlman) became leader of a group of other animal bots who escaped a world Continue reading “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13)”
Re-enter the comic-bookily animated world of Miles Morales, a Spider-Man but not the only Spider-Man, in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a beautiful and fun new adventure.
Miles (voice of Shameik Moore) is doing a shaky job at balancing his life as a promising student at a smart-kid school who Continue reading “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (PG)”
Halle Bailey is a mermaid who wants to be up where the people are in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, another one of these live-action “OK, sure, but why?” adaptations of a classic animated movie.
Yes, I know, “money, dummy” is the “why” of the existence of these live-action adaptations. I Continue reading “The Little Mermaid (PG)”
Dominic Toretto family family family car vroom boom in Fast X, a scene-setting part-one situation.
Which I knew going in. I’ve read that Fast X is the second (or maybe third, according to Vulture) to last of the Fast & Furious central-storyline movies. The result, though, is that the characters Continue reading “Fast X (PG-13)”
The Lost King (PG-13)
Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan.
Based on the true story: Philippa Langley (Hawkins), who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome, takes issue with the standard Shakespeare version of the English King Richard III wherein his hunchback has made him “a villain.” Her research into Richard leads her to Continue reading “At the Sofaplex 23/05/18”
Jennifer Lopez is, as the internet says, mother in The Mother, a line I’ll bet at least 60 percent of movie reviewers use when discussing this movie.
Partly because it’s true, partly because it’s right there and partly because Lopez’s character in this violent — but, aw, sweet! — Continue reading “The Mother (R)”
Peter Quill and the gang return for one last? (probably not) hurrah in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — not the worst Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, but not nearly as fun as the The Marvels trailer that preceded it.
This outing is largely Rocket’s (voice of Bradley Cooper) story, Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (PG-13)”