Movie Review

‘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 ...

‘Transcendence’ doesn’t go anywhere

When an actor doesn’t perform to the best of his or her abilities in a film, that’s known as “phoning it in.”   What’s amazing about “Tra ...

‘Draft Day’ presents interesting look at inner-workings of football

The NFL is a brutal league with towering titans of men careening at great speeds into each other with all the force of runaway freight trains. Behind the scenes, owner ...

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ gives us hope instead of despair

It has become clear over the past few years that Marvel uses their disparate superheroes as an opportunity to play in different genres, eschewing the typical “comic book movi ...

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ not quite up to snuff

After successfully rebooting the franchise with 2011’s “The Muppets,” the gang is back with a sequel that doesn’t have the same freshness and vigor that was ...

‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ appeals to children and adults

Based on the shorts from the 1960s animated program, “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” the time-traveling adventures of a dog and his young boy have been updated with ...