‘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 […]
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 […]
‘The Founder’ is as persistent as its tragic hero, going against Hollywood aesthetic to bring McDonald’s hard-hitting alteration from family to royalty.
John Lee Hancock’s ‘The Founder’ is a unique biopic that doesn’t shy away from a double-edged truth. You’ve seen the Golden Arches. This shining symbol is notorious on a global scale, adding a layer of familiarity and comfort to even the most ill-prepared traveler. Then, almost instantly, the archway becomes an invitation, an alluring hand […]
‘Rogue One’ gives an alternative approach and a breath of fresh air to the ‘Star Wars’ saga, since ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’
Gareth Edward’s ‘Rogue One’ reminds us that the force is in good hands, for better or for worse. I suppose nothing’s too far-fetched for a galaxy, far, far away… This past holiday season, director Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) brought global audiences Rogue One, a new feat in the most influential franchise ever filmed. The catch? It […]
‘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 […]