A retired-ish Hercule Poirot is asked to attend a Halloween seance and ends up at the scene of a murder in A Haunting in Venice, a surprisingly fun entry in Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot series.
It’s 1947 and Hercule (Branagh, who also directs) has retired to a lovely home on a Continue reading “A Haunting in Venice”
Nia Vardalos and her My Big Fat Greek Wedding players travel to Greece for a vacation wherein they occasionally shoot some scenes for a movie in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 — at least that’s what seems to be happening here.
Toula Portokalos (Vardalos) and her husband Ian Miller Continue reading “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3”
More sharks eat more people in Meg 2: The Trench, a sequel to 2018’s The Meg.
Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is headed back to the ocean for a deep water exploration and brings along Meiying (Sophia Cai), the now teenage daughter of Suyin (Li Bingbing), the lady scientist who Continue reading “Meg 2: The Trench (PG-13)”
Two lifelong besties do the kind of brutal (psychological) violence to each other that only two middle school girls can do in You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, an Adam Sandler family production.
The girl having the titular bat mitzvah in her friend group’s season of Continue reading “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (PG-13)”
A recent college grad accidentally forms a symbiotic relationship with superpower-bestowing alien tech in Blue Beetle, a DC Comics movie that isn’t, story-wise at least, necessarily a piece of any particular DC franchise but probably will get absorbed in the new DCU if it does OK, box-office-ally speaking.
I Continue reading “Blue Beetle (PG-13)”
The pizza-loving turtles dream of a Ferris Bueller-like high school experience and hope heroics that go viral will help them get it in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, a delightful animated movie.
Delightful movie and delightfully animated — Mutant Mayhem has a sketchbook visual style that can give Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)”
LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Owen Wilson and Tiffany Haddish all board Haunted Mansion, a particularly strong ride-to-movie translation.
This is basically the ride — all wacky paintings and expanding rooms and floating candelabras — with the story serving as the car on a track that takes us from the murderous Continue reading “Haunted Mansion (PG-13)”
The blond, permanently tip-toed Stereotypical Barbie visits the decidedly un-pink human Real World of Los Angeles in Barbie, another win for director and co-writer Greta Gerwig.
In Barbieland, pink — particularly that very specific Barbie hot-pink — abounds, with a pink wardrobe ready for Barbie (Margot Robbie) in her Dream Continue reading “Barbie (PG-13)”
Tom Cruise parachutes off a mountain to land on a moving train, engages in sleek spy-vs-spy action in an airport and gets in a car chase in Rome in a teeny tiny Fiat in Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One.
There’s a plot if you need it, something Continue reading “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One (PG-13)”
Four 20-somethings road trip through China in the soft-hearted comedy Joy Ride.
Attorney Audrey (Ashley Park) and artist Lolo (Sherry Cola) have been best friends ever since Audrey’s adoptive parents (Annie Mumolo, David Denman) excitedly approached Lolo’s parents (Debbie Fan, Kenneth Liu) to ask if the girls — the only Continue reading “Joy Ride (R)”