Frank Miller

‘Tammy’ should have been great

On paper, giving Melissa McCarthy her own starring vehicle isn’t a bad idea, considering the stand-out supporting performances she has given in movies such as “Bridesma ...

This ‘Transformers’ hits lowest common demoninator

Has there ever been a blockbuster summer franchise as aggressively committed to the lowest common denominator as the “Transformers” movies? Each successive film is see ...

Don’t miss ‘22 Jump Street’

Comedy sequels suffer from an inherent problem in that jokes are funnier when you hear them the first time. By the time subsequent installments attempt to recapture the magic of t ...

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ lives up to its potential

Any film with a time loop gimmick automatically owes a lot to “Groundhog Day.” While other films have toyed around with this idea, few have lived up to the potential. ...

‘Maleficent’ an excuse to sell Disney merchandise

In yet another re-imagining of a classic fairy tale, “Maleficent” sees Angelina Jolie take on the role of the titular villain, a part she was seemingly born to play, to ...

‘X-Men’ given new life in latest film

The last X-Men movie helmed by Bryan Singer, “X2,” was universally regarded to be one of the best films in the series and the high-water mark that was only sporadically ...

“Godzilla’ destined to be a monster movie classic

The King of Monsters doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to crossing over from Japan to the United States. The 1998 film from big-budget spectacle ...

‘Neighbors’ is funny with life messages

When a rowdy fraternity moves in next door to a couple with a baby, a war breaks out between the young kids who just want to party and the new parents trying to figure out the ...

‘Heaven Is for Real’ preaches to the choir

It’s easy enough to imagine one’s faith in God challenged by an opposing viewpoint. Science vs. Creationism locked in a never-ending debate about what is and is not pr ...

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” really isn’t so astounding

We’re now two films into Sony’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise and it has yet to produce a single compelling villain that can stand against the likes of those found ...