With “The Lion King,” Disney has unleashed its third “live-action” remake in less than six months, following “Dumbo” and “Aladdin.” I put live-action in quotation marks because this new “Lion King” is still animated, albeit with photo-realistic computer animation.
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Writer/director Quentin Tarantino spent some of his childhood in Hollywood in the 1960s. His fond memories of the era inform “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” a love letter to Los Angeles in 1969.
For years, transgender characters in mainstream media have been played by actors who are cisgender — people whose gender identity matches the sex that they were assigned at birth.
Earlier this year, “Avengers: Endgame” closed out the story for several key characters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the franchise marches on.
This past weekend, I watched “Destination Wedding,” a small 2018 romantic comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder as misanthropic wedding guests who reluctantly pair up to survive the ordeal.
At first blush, “Toy Story 4” looks like another gratuitous cash-grab sequel. When “Toy Story 3” was released in 2010, its deeply cathartic conclusion resonated with fans who literally grew up with the characters that were first introduced 15 years earlier.
“Late Night,” which centers around the female host (Emma Thompson) of a late night talk show, is the sort of film that people might say, “I’ll wait until it shows up on Netflix,” but this is exactly the sort of smaller film that should be seen in a theater.
The quick review of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” the sequel to the 2014 American remake of “Godzilla:” If you’re a fan of the big guy or giant monster movies go see it. It delivers the rock ’em sock ’em goods.
On June 28, the Conway Public Library is hosting a Drag Queen Story Hour, which an ill-informed vocal minority is speaking out against. A trip over to the event’s Facebook page reveals some hate-filled comments not worth repeating here.
“Aladdin,” Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of its animation classics is good, if completely unnecessary. It does very little to distinguish itself from the 1992 film that gifted the world with Robin Williams’ Genie, one of the all-time great voice-acting performances.
It is fitting that “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” opened the same week as “A Dog’s Purpose.” Clearly, a dog’s purpose is to motivate retired assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) to go on a vengeful killing spree after the puppy gifted to him by his recently deceased wife is brutally killed.
Full disclosure: I know very little about Pokemon. I’ve never played any of the video games, collected the cards, watched the show or animated films or prowled the streets catching “pocket monsters” with the Pokemon Go app. And yet, I thoroughly enjoyed “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” the firs…
“Long Shot,” starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, is a romantic comedy and political satire that, thanks to the winning chemistry of its leads and sharp writing, succeeds in both categories.
To quote Hawkeye actor Jeremy Renner when avoiding “Avengers: Endgame” spoilers during interviews: “It begins … and it ends.” That is actually a perfect way to sum up the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to this point. What began with “Iron Man” in 2008 is ending with “Avengers: Endgame.”
With “Avengers: Endgame,” the sequel to last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and the culmination of 11 years and 21 previous films, officially in theaters, let’s take a closer look at some of the people behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Unicorn Store,” the directorial debut of Brie Larson, opens with Larson painting a canvas with bright pastel colors and glitter. It is revealed she’s presenting her final work for art school. A panel of serious-minded professors dressed in black mark her efforts as a complete failure.