Shazam! Fury of the Gods (PG-13)
Billy Batson is trying to keep the Shazam team together even though his family of superhero kids is growing up in Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Actually, I lie, the movie isn’t about that at all. It states that a few times as Billy’s Continue reading “Shazam! Fury of the Gods (PG-13)”
Scream VI (R)
Another sequel, another spate of Ghostface killings in Scream VI — or, wait, is it a franchise now?
After all, as Mindy (Jasmin Savoy Brown), one of the Core Four (as they extremely reluctantly call themselves) next-generation survivors from the last movie (the 2022 installment, the fifth Continue reading “Scream VI (R)”
Multiverse bagel, a dance battle song and other Oscar nominees worth rooting for
If I can find a “Team Pamela Ribon” jersey, I will be wearing that over my vintage Old Navy on Sunday, March 12, when the 95th Academy Awards start handing out Oscars (show starts at 8 p.m. Continue reading “Team Everything”
Creed III (PG-13)
Adonis Creed fights childhood trauma in Creed III, a thoroughly engaging entry in the Creed offshoot of the Rockyverse.
After finally beating Ricky Conlan (Tony Bellew), his opponent from the first movie, Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Michael B. Jordan) retires from boxing and lives a happily family-centered life Continue reading “Creed III (PG-13)”
A bear does cocaine in Cocaine Bear, a movie that is 100 percent exactly what you think it’s going to be.
This movie opens with title cards giving us facts about black bears citing Wikipedia as its source, which feels tonally perfect. Like, here’s some information but we didn’t work Continue reading “Cocaine Bear (R)”
Eternally youthful Paul Rudd returns for an adventure in the tinyverse in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Rudd) has a pretty good post-Thanos life. He’s written a book, he’s publicly beloved and his girlfriend Hope Van Dyne/the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) is using science to make the world a Continue reading “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (PG-13)”
Channing Tatum’s Mike takes his skills to London in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, a movie about abs.
Sure, there’s other stuff: A romance between Tatum’s character and Salma Hayek Pinault’s character that never has quite as much charm and chemistry as their little pre-movie “thank you for watching Continue reading “Magic Mike’s Last Dance (R)”
80 for Brady (PG-13)
Four talented actresses deserve better than the bland oatmeal that is 80 for Brady, a Girls Trip-meets-Last Vegas-style comedy.
Longtime buddies and Massachusetts residents Lou (Lily Tomlin), Trish (Jane Fonda), Maura (Rita Moreno) and Betty (Sally Field) have been getting together to watch the Patriots play Continue reading “80 for Brady (PG-13)”
The women of a rural fundamentalist community must decide to stay or leave in Women Talking, a captivating exercise of storytelling through conversation directed by Sarah Polley and based on the novel by Miriam Toews.
After years of the women of the colony, as they call their settlement, waking up Continue reading “Women Talking (PG-13)”
A teen uses location services, street cams and Colombian Taskrabbit to search for her mother in Missing, a lightweight thriller.
June (Storm Reid), 18, is on eyeroll-whatever terms with her mother, Grace (Nia Long), as Grace heads from their L.A.-area home to vacation in Colombia with her boyfriend Continue reading “Missing (PG-13)”