“Mortal Kombat,” one of the most successful and longest running video game franchises, returns to the realm of live-action film for the first time since 1997’s hilariously awful “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.” Despite an R rating promising to deliver on the gory goods the game is known for, t…
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“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” is one of the funniest and most gleefully absurd comedies I’ve seen in a long time. It is an instant comedy classic.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Disney’s “The Rocketeer,” one of the many comic book movies to try to capitalize on the tremendous success of Tim Burton’s “Batman.”
Now that Disney+ has resurrected “The Mighty Ducks” franchise with the new series “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers” (the second episode of which debuts Friday, with new episodes every Friday through May 28), it seems like a good time to revisit the original film trilogy.
"Coming 2 America," the confusingly titled sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy "Coming to America," becomes the latest follow-up to come out decades after its predecessor.
Disney Studios' latest animated feature “Raya and the Last Dragon” is following in the long tradition of Disney princesses, but continues the trend of moving the princess into the role of hero rather than a love-lorn damsel to be rescued.
Last week, I wrote about the pop culture things from 2020 that helped me weather social distancing and self-quarantining. Now, as we approach a year of the pandemic, I’d like to look at a few more things from 2020, and beyond, that made the last 12 months a little bit more tolerable.
Here’s a non-controversial statement: 2020 was a rough year. But there were things that made it easier. So, instead of doing a traditional best of retrospective, I want to spotlight my favorite things from the world of entertainment that helped me survive 2020.
Tuesday will be my 38th birthday. Birthdays are often a time of reflection. In keeping with that idea, I wanted to explore the films that shaped me into the person I am today.
The Apple Original “Palmer,” Justin Timberlake’s first on-screen acting role since 2017’s “Wonder Wheel,” is the type of film that is easy to dismiss. It features familiar plot elements and character types that wouldn’t be out of place in a Lifetime movie-of-the-week. But familiarity isn’t a…
In a recent Sun column, my abilities as a writer and a critic were called into question. Furthermore, the very idea of art criticism was dismissed as “the public equivalent of refrigerator literature, strung together from boxes of magnetized words that offer inadequate variety.”
“Nomadland” is appearing on a lot of critic’s top 10 best films of 2020 lists, and for good reason. It is beautifully written, shot and acted, and is poignant and relevant.
Every four years, as we face a new president, I revisit a piece I wrote about great cinematic presidents. In the wake of the horrific events on Wednesday, in which pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol at the behest of President Donald Trump, the fictional leaders of film seem all the mor…
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, there have been several films to address female sexual assault, abuse and harassment, but none as directly and audaciously as “Promising Young Woman,” a searing indictment of a male-dominated culture that gives the benefit of the doubt to the male abuser r…