‘Table 19,’ despite a refreshing concept to the rom-com formula, swing-dances around too many subplots to make itself worthy of your heartstrings.
‘Table 19’ plays like a quick cuddle, leaving you with your arms stretched out for more. Hear that? The sounds of thrashing wedding bells? The teary-eyed spectators? The joys of love, in its purest form? Well, neither can Table 19. Director Jeffrey Blitz, with story by Mark and Jay Duplass, attempts to inspire audiences with […]
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ is a sympathetic spin-off to Bruce Wayne’s tussled origins, allowing for both deep thoughts and even deeper belly laughs.
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ might bask in its own fun and games, yet finds an undertone as giftedly dark as its hero. It’s never easy building off of past success. That is, unless you have Legos as your building blocks. Director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken, Moral Orel) unleashes a spin-off that’s worthy of its very […]
Richie Keen’s ‘Fist Fight’ stands for a meaningful cause, yet gets knocked out in its rushed efforts to make us laugh (for better or for worse).
Charlie Day and Ice Cube go head-to-head in ‘Fist Fight,’ a comedy that tries too hard to play by the street rules. We all have a little “crazy” in us. However, it’s how we present such eccentricities that make them valuable down the road. Director Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Goldbergs) makes […]
Robert DeNiro stars in ‘The Comedian,’ a new comedy-drama that worries so harshly on its punchlines that its set-up feels unpleasantly forced.
‘The Comedian’ crams enough lousy stand-up to leave its audience sitting down. Everyone knows the story of the washed up has-been. Better yet, it’s become less of an archetype and more of a joke within itself. Let’s just think of The Comedian as “the joke that went too far.” Director Taylor Hackford (Ray, An Officer […]
‘Passengers’ takes an unconventional perspective on the future of space travel, only to leave it drifting in the wake of star-crossed lovers and dead space.
Director Morten Tyldum reaches for the stars with ‘Passengers,’ yet doesn’t exactly reach high enough. What does it take to be lonesome? This holiday season, director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) invites audiences to stretch their boundaries of isolation with Passengers, an oddly-familiar endeavor into the mysterious unknown. Like the emptiness of the galaxy, there […]
If your're a fan of thriller movies, be sure to check out the unexpected thriller,'The Gift.' It should definitely be on your watch list this season.
See The Gift in theaters. If you ever possessed the opportunity to confront your past, no matter the stakes, would you take it? Such a question is the driving factor behind what might be this summer’s most unexpected thriller, The Gift. This enthrallingly suspenseful masterpiece, written and directed by renowned actor Joel Edgerton, takes a […]
Owen Wilson's 'No Escape' has its ups and downs, so be sure to check out this thriller for yourself with either family and friends.
No Escape gets mixed reviews. It’s hard to even begin discussing my true and utter feelings for No Escape. Thus, I only find it fair to commence with a warning: This film might be the most stereotypical and flat attempt at a Hollywood suspense-thriller in years. However, it is exactly for this reason that you […]
'Vacation' is another successful addition to the film franchise and is the perfect choice for a night in at the movies.
Vacation is a summer comedy hit. Family road trips are never easy. Nonetheless, neither is rebooting one of the most beloved comedy franchises of all-time. Put both obstacles together, and you have yourself this newest addition to the Vacation repertoire. The Griswolds are back on the big screen for the first time in almost 20 […]
'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' proves to be another hit in the film series, and is showing now in and around Montclair.
Mission: Impossible is another hit in the series. The impossible has always been possible for the likes of special agent Ethan Hunt. And it’s that same potential that makes this fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series still worth our time and, ultimately, our faith in the implausible. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation brings Tom […]
'Ant-Man' was bigger than expected, in many ways! Check out the local showtimes to see this summer hit that's not your typical Marvel masterpiece.
Ant-Man packs a big punch. Sometimes, the best things come in small packages. Ant-Man, the most recent addition to the Marvel film universe, attempts to prove just that. And, to my utmost surprise, it succeeded! Ant-Man follows the story of Scott Lang, a newly-released convict who wants nothing more than to be a better man […]