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“Jurassic World Dominion” (Action/Adventure/Science-Fiction): 2 hours, 27 minutes) With: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill Director: Colin Trevorrow Rated: PG-13 (Language, intense action and violence sequences) Movie Review: Something has changed from the original “Jurassic Park” (1993). This movie franchise remains popular but the series is dwindling. This latest film …

LIGHT YEAR: 4 STARS This image released by Disney/Pixar shows the character Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, and Sox, voiced by Peter Sohn, in a scene from the animated film “Lightyear,” which will be released on June 17. (Disney/Pixar via AP) The opening minutes of “Lightyear,” Pixar’s new origin story playing in theaters now, …

LIGHT YEAR: 4 STARS The opening minutes of “Lightyear,” Pixar’s new origin story playing in theaters now, let us know that what we’re about to see is the movie that inspired the character Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story. “. In other words, it was the movie that inspired merch that inspired a movie that inspired …

JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION: 2 ½ STARS “Bigger,” says Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) in the “Jurassic World Dominion” trailer. “Why do they always have to be bigger?” It’s a legitimate question. The good doctor is of course referring to the dinosaurs which, once again, are causing problems in our modern world. But the question could also …

LGBTQ horror is having a solid year, since the success of the film festival in Hypochondriac to Kevin Bacon’s next vehicle They they at this month’s resurrected release of the cult 2010 film all about evil. Writer/director Carter Smith (The ruins) offers a squirm-inducing entry into the subgenre with Swallowedwhich uses both body horror and …

FUTURE CRIMES: 3 ½ STARS This image posted by Neon shows Lea Seydoux, in the background, and Viggo Mortesen in a scene from “Crimes of the Future.” (Neon via AP) They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If so, David Cronenberg needs to bask in the thoughtful glow of a pretty serious movie. …

Options this weekend include returning David Cronenberg in Crimes Of The Future, queer comedy Fire Island and come-of-age mob A Chiara Courtesy of Sphere Films Future Crimes (David Cronenberg) Earlier this spring, David Cronenberg auctioned off his past kidney stones as an NFT, which was a savvy way to market his new body horror flick …

Trending ‘Truth Prevails’ After Johnny Depp v Amber Heard Case Reaches Unanimous Verdict After three years, Kamal Haasan is back in full force with Vikram. He collaborated with Lokesh Kanagaraj of Kaithi and Master Fame. In the cast, there are other big names like Vijay Sethupathi and Fahad Faasil who will play key roles. film …

Click to enlarge Julia (Maika Monroe) always feels like someone is watching her… OWhen you’re in an unfamiliar city, it can seem like everyone around you is staring, wondering what this intruder is doing in their space. At first it seems that this is the problem for ObserverThe protagonist of Julia (Maika …

Click to enlarge neon movies Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart in Future Crimes Future Crimes **1/2 It’s been a good 20 years since David Cronenberg has done anything of that quintessentially old-school Cronenbergian style, full …

TOP GUN: MAVERICK: 4 STARS It’s been 36 years, but moviegoers may once again be entering the danger zone. Type of. Hot-headed test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen – and to the skies – in the high-flying sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” which, despite the titular character’s daring exploits, plays him …

Panama is a 2022 political thriller film directed by Marc Neveldine. Featuring Cole Hauser and Mel Gibson. Plot An ex-marine is hired by a defense contractor to travel to Panama to secure an arms deal. In the process, he becomes embroiled in the American invasion of Panama and learns an important lesson about the true …

Dawn Young Min Kim makes his feature directorial debut – he also wrote the screenplay – with Dawn, a family drama-heavy psychological horror outing. Haejin Park (Kim Ellis) may have physically left her home after her father’s suicide (shown in the film’s opening scenes) for a new life in New York, but the trauma of …

Memory is a 2022 thriller film starring Liam Neeson. With Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci. It’s headed bu Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). It’s a remake of Memory of a Killer (2003). Plot A hitman discovers he’s become a target after refusing to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organization. (Filmaffinity) The casting Liam Neeson …

angry bull is a 1980 drama film starring robert deniro. With Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci. It is led by Martin Scorsese. One of the best biopics in cinema history. Ground It tells the story of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta (Robert De Niro). As La Motta climbs the ranks to earn his first shot …

Click to enlarge Universal images Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in Fire starter Firestarter *1/2After nearly 30 years of writing about movies, I still can’t understand why filmmakers would decide to take perfectly good source material …

Universal images Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in Fire starter Firestarter *1/2After nearly 30 years of writing about movies, I still can’t understand why filmmakers would decide to take perfectly good source material and make profoundly stupid choices to structurally …

SENIOR YEAR: 2 ½ STARS A high school coma comedy with a fish out of water twist, “Senior Year,” a new Netflix movie starring Rebel Wilson, plays like a cross between “While You Were Sleeping” and “Billy Madison.” Stephanie Conway (Angourie Rice as a teenager, Wilson as an adult) was on her way to having …

SENIOR YEAR: 2 ½ STARS This image released by Netflix shows, in the foreground from left, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Rebel Wilson, Avantika and Joshua Colley in a scene from “Senior Year”. (Boris Martin/Netflix via AP) A high school coma comedy with a fish out of water twist, “Senior Year,” a new Netflix movie starring Rebel …

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS: 3 ½ STARS This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strang in a scene from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” (Marvel Studios via AP) The “Doctor Strange” movies are the …

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS: 3 ½ STARS The “Doctor Strange” movies are the most trippy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The mystical superhero’s introduction – 2016’s “Doctor Strange” – was a kaleidoscopic jumble of images and ideas. The new movie, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and now …

sit to watch MemoryI was prepped for another Liam Neeson-As-Righteous-Avenger movie (the kind of thing that has inexplicably become his bread and butter since the success of Taken). To my surprise, however, Neeson and director Martin Campbell (whose spotty resume includes Casino Royale and The Green Lantern, among others) pulled a bait and a switch. …

In 2001, Guy Pearce starred in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento,” a film about a man tracking his wife’s killer while suffering from memory loss, using notes and tattoos on his body to remember clues in their search. In 2022, he stars in a film in which a hitman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease uses similar methods …

Upurga Director Ulges Ote blends folk horror, eco-horror, surrealism and the absurd to mysterious, mysterious effect in his first Latvian narrative feature Upurga. Andrejs (Igors Selegovskis) is a rafting guide haunted by his inability to save a young woman from drowning. When her sister Mara (Elvita Ragovska) and boyfriend Matiaas (Rihaard Sniegs) plan a trip …

The clothe is a 2022 thriller film directed by Graham Moore. Featuring Marc Rylance. With Zoey Deutsch, Dylan O’Brien and Johnny Flynn. Plot Chicago, 1956. Former Savile Row tailor Leonard (Mark Rylance) has moved to Windy City after a personal tragedy. He is gifted with the infinite ability to create bespoke costumes with precision, patience …

Click to enlarge Neon, Universal Pictures and Amazon Studios Old and Pork are currently in theaters, and Val is streaming on Amazon Prime. Actor Alex Wolff (Hereditary) is having a big week. He stars in two of the three movies we’re looking at – Old and Pork. The other, Val, is …

Ambulance is a 2022 action film directed by Michael Bay featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez. Pure Michael Bay style. Plot William Sharp is a veteran who desperately needs money for his wife’s surgery. He reaches out to Danny, his foster brother and longtime criminal, who persuades him to participate in a …

FANTASTIC BEASTS: DUMBLEDORE’S SECRETS: 3 STARS Four years after the last entry in the Wizarding World franchise, The Great Cheekbone Swap unfolds in theaters this weekend as zygomatically blessed Mads Mikkelsen takes over for former malar bone favorite Johnny Depp in ‘The Animals. Fantastic: Dumbledore’s Secrets”. In the 1930s, the real, or Muggle, world is …

Preparing the hero intro scene has apparently been a non-negotiable part of masala movies featuring superstars. It’s a fan-service thing. But, over the years, it evolved into something of a ritual. No matter how maverick and rebellious the director is, he must organize a series of events, build anticipation, and set the stage for the …

If you’re more interested in visual razzamatazz than small things like character development or interaction, Ambulance can be your movie. If you prefer fast, hyperkinetic camera movements and spasmodic editing over a cohesive narrative, Ambulance can be your movie. And if you prefer heightened tension and sarcastic retorts to well-written dialogue, Ambulance can be your …

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AMBULANCE: 3 STARS “Transformers” director Michael Bay’s films are so distinctive that the internet has coined a new term to describe his pedal-to-metal action style: Bayhem. His latest film, the chase movie “Ambulance,” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal, and now playing in theaters, falls in line. He keeps his foot on the accelerator …

AMBULANCE: 3 STARS “Transformers” director Michael Bay’s films are so distinctive that the internet has coined a new term to describe his pedal-to-metal action style: Bayhem. His latest film, the chase movie “Ambulance,” starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal, and now playing in theaters, falls in line. He keeps his foot on the accelerator …

With its frequent jumps in time, All the old knives runs the risk of losing the viewer somewhere in the space-time continuum. Movies like this, which require a non-linear approach for maximum impact, risk diluting the characters, which is certainly happening here. We’re so busy trying to put all the pieces together and put the …

Here’s a sneak peek at two psychological thrillers now available on ultra-high definition disc format. alley of nightmares (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainmentto note, 2.39:1 aspect ratio148 mins, $49.98) – The latest Oscar-nominated film from cinematic craftsman Guillermo Del Toro adapts William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946 novel and delivers simmering melodrama colored by its trademark macabre. …

Click to enlarge Sony Pictures Jared Leto in Morbius Apollo 10-1/2: A Childhood in the Space Age **1/2 See feature review. Available April 1 via Netflix. (PG-13) Barbarians ***Oftentimes, I’m not quite sure what to do with …

MORBIUS: 2 STARS Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. In “Morbius,” a new shared universe of films inspired by Spider-Man characters now playing in theaters, Jared Leto plays a doctor who pushes the old phrase “Doctor, heal yourself,” a bit too far. Jared Leto is Dr. Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist with …

Not every movie that’s considered great gets the Best Picture Oscar. As moviegoers know, there are quite a few absurd first-time Oscar winners. One of the greatest films to win no Oscars is Alfred Hitchcock’s magnificent psychological thriller ‘Vertigo’, which is about a man who agrees to do a favor for a friend and ends …

THE LOST CITY: 2 ½ STARS “The Lost City,” a new action-adventure in theaters now, brings together goofy and handsome actors Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in a film about a romance writer, a kidnapping, and a secret treasure in a satire of love stories that is actually a romance. Bullock plays Loretta Sage, an …

The lost city is probably best considered a romantic comedy spiced up with adventure elements rather than the other way around. Either way, it’s passably sweet entertainment, but just as it’s unlikely to stick in your throat, it won’t hold a place in memory either. The generic-sounding title is appropriate for the material. The term …

Click to enlarge Hulu Ben Affleck in deep waters Cheaper by the dozen *1/2 I’m sure the creative team behind this latest adaptation of the 1948 book – director Gail Lerner and screenwriters Kenya Barris & Jennifer …

Australian horror comedy sissy is a delight, tackling social media culture and bullying as it delivers big slices of laughs and gore. Cecilia (Aisha Dee) has 200,000 subscribers on her “Sincerely Cecilia” self-help channel, on which she conducts meditation practices and connects paid sponsors. When she randomly meets her childhood best friend Emma (Hannah Barlow) …

Some like it rare French horror comedy Some like it rare (barbecue; 2021) finds that bSophie (Marina Foïs) and Vincent (writer/director Fabrice Eboué) Pascal, a sexless married couple who are true crime addicts, have had a hard time with their butchery, but an incident involving one of a group of vegans who tears apart their …

While watching The clothea new film from director Graham Moore, reminded me of the classic Detective – not in terms of specific plot points but in the way the film uses misdirection to increase the level of suspense, and also in the use of a limited number of characters and a confined setting. To be …

THE ADAM PROJECT: 3 STARS Ryan Reynolds has carved out a unique and profitable niche on screen. The current king of non-IP action-comedy, he recently scored big hits with “Red Notice” and “Free Guy,” original films not based on an existing comic book or video game. This week, add to that list “The Adam Project,” …

Costs is a horror film directed by Mimi’s Cave. Featuring Sebastian Stan and Daisy EdgarJones. It’s not a romantic comedy. Promised. Parcel The horrors of modern dating seen through a young woman’s uphill battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites. (Filmaffinity) movie reviews “There are shades of American Psycho in its acid sense of …

THE BATMAN: 4 STARS On some level, Batman has always been escapist entertainment. Comics, TV shows, and movies have always tackled big topics like morality, revenge, and the razor’s edge between anarchy and order, but between Adam West’s smile, Michael’s gadgets Keaton and Christian Bale’s colorful enemies, escapism is always part of the mix. “The …

Spoiler Alert: When it comes to a movie like “Fresh,” there’s a legitimate question as to what constitutes a spoiler. Much depends on what a reader knows about the movie before reading the review. Anyone who’s been paying attention won’t be surprised by a key reveal in this review. However, if you want to approach …

The wait for The Batman is exorbitant as the release of the film draws closer. Directed by Matt Reeves, DC’s next film will feature an all-new version of The Dark Knight, played by Robert Pattinson. The Batman is set to explore Bruce Wayne’s second year as Gotham’s protector, with the film taking a deep dive …

No Exit is a 2022 thriller film directed by Damien Power. Featuring Denis Haysbert. With Dale Dickey and David Rysdahl. No Exit. Parcel During a blizzard and stranded at a secluded rest stop on a highway in the mountains, a college student discovers a kidnapped child hiding in a car belonging to one of the …

The desperate hour is a thriller starring Naomi Watts. It is led by Philip Noyce (The Quiet American). Parcel The Desperate Hour (2021) Amy Carr (Naomi Watts) is out for what should have been a restorative morning run when a friend calls with terrifying news: authorities are on the hunt for an active shooter, and …

‘Workshop 666’ Horror is so hot right now, everyone wants a bite. No longer relegated to the midnight movie, the often low-budget, high-grossing genre isn’t just thriving at the box office in the lingering pandemic market, it’s all but saturated. So it’s no surprise that a beloved rock band, especially one as affable as the …

UNCHARTED: 2 STARS Movies based on video games are either entertaining or breathtaking. An interactive video game running at home on your PlayStation may not offer the same dopamine rush when translated to the one-way interactivity of the big screen. For every “Detective Pikachu” that hits the mark, there are a dozen “BloodRaynes” or “Mortal …

As films delayed for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic finally come out, another sequel to a hit from years ago, a remake of a 1970s film and an adaptation of a story from the 1930s is now on the big screen. But rather than the usual cinematic universes created after Marvel …

Click to enlarge FREDERIC BATIER / NETFLIX George MacKay as Hugh Legat in Munich: the brink of war. “He doesn’t change his mind,” Neville Chamberlain (Jeremy Irons) laconically reports between stilted puffs on his morning cigar, reading confirmation of Adolf Hitler’s plan to invade Czechoslovakia. It’s a hilarious moment in a movie whose subject matter …

It has been noted that the film’s publicists are in a difficult position when it comes to marketing Kenneth Branagh’s second outing as famed detective Hercule Poirot, Death on the Nile. Since filming wrapped on the pre-pandemic production, no less than four of the main actors have suffered dramatic damage to their reputations: Gal Gadot …

Last survivors is a 2022 thriller film directed by Drew Mylrea. Featuring benjamin arthur and Marc Famiglietti. Parcel A father and son, who have lived off-grid for 20 years, encounter a stranger who threatens to destroy the utopia they have built. (Filmaffinity) movie reviews “Kudos to the cast for making this plot work as well …

“Rocket Boys” is a cleverly put together period drama. This is a gripping coming of age biographical series based on the lives of two brilliant scientists, Vikram Sarabhai and Homi J. Bhabha, who respectively pioneered India’s space research and nuclear programs . The series airs on Sony Liv. Their contribution to the recognition of India …

The 355 is a 2022 thriller film starring Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o and Fan Bingbing. it’s run by Simon Kinberg. Parcel The story will be about five women banding together, overcoming their suspicions and conflicts, to use all of their considerable talents and training to prevent a global organization from acquiring …

My son is a 2021 drama film directed by Christian Caron. Featuring james mcavoy and Claire Foy. My son. Parcel Driving in the heart of the Highlands, Edmond Murray receives a call from his ex-wife, in tears. Their 7-year-old son disappeared from a campsite. Soon it becomes clear that the child has been kidnapped and …

ICE AGE ADVENTURES OF BUCK WILD: 3 STARS For better and for worse, the “Ice Age” franchise seems to have existed longer than the actual Ice Age. With the latest entry, “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,” which is number six in the series and features the voice of Simon Pegg on Disney+, the …

“Scream” (Horror/Thriller: 1 hour, 54 minutes) With: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Mellissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet Rated: R (Heavy bloody violence, profanity and sexual references) Movie Review: Horror movies are decidedly formulaic. The producers don’t want to interfere with what the audience should expect. The latest “Scream” …

ZERO AND ONE: 1 ½ STARS Are you an Ethan Hawke fan? If so, “Zeros and Ones,” a cryptic new film from director Abel Ferrara now available on VOD, gives you two Hawkes for the price of one. But be careful, it’s not “Dead Poets Society” or “Before Sunset”. At one point in this enigmatic …

“Scream” (Horror/Thriller: 1 hour, 54 minutes) With: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Mellissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet Rated: R (Heavy bloody violence, profanity and sexual references) Movie Review: Horror movies are decidedly formulaic. The producers don’t want to interfere with what the audience should expect. The latest “Scream” …

“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” The last thing you see before the “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” title card drops at the end of the film is a character shrugging his shoulders with a smile as if to say, “That’s what it is.” That’s a pretty good summary of the movie itself. The fourth and final installment in a …

Eternals is a 2021 Marvel film directed by Chloe Zhao (nomadland). Featuring Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie. And Kit Harington (game of thrones). Parcel Los Celestiales (unos individuos superpoderosos) try to protect humanity from the amenaza of los depredadores. movie reviews “Unfortunately, the intensely serious narrative struggles to juggle its many subplots and …

Click to enlarge Beautiful ***1/2 See feature review. Available January 14 in theaters. (PG) Bright Spark: Trevor Southey’s Reconciliation ***Artist Nathan Florence dodges at least some of the perils of inserting himself into his own film, allowing for something that acknowledges a unique artistic moment that doesn’t really concern him. Co-directed with Matt Black, Florence …

The tender bar is a 2021 drama film directed by George Clooney. Featuring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe. Parcel Adaptation of JR Moehringer’s memoir chronicling the writer’s teenage years growing up on Long Island in search of a father figure among the patrons of his uncle’s bar. movie reviews “A film that favors …

This image provided by Amazon Studios shows Amir Jadidi in a scene from “A Hero”. (Amazon Studios via AP) This image provided by Amazon Studios shows Saleh Karimai, left, and Amir Jadidi in a scene from “A Hero”. (Amazon Studios via AP) This image provided by Amazon Studios shows Sahar Goldust in a scene from …

Click to enlarge Universal Images Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o and Diane Kruger in The 355 The 355 ** 1/2 The title – a reference to an never-identified spy from the Revolutionary War era – may be meant to honor every woman in spy history, but the film itself feels more like a homage …

Goodbye 2021. Hello 2022. Another weird year in the books. I have been asked two questions again and again this year. Every day someone asks me, “Can I see your vaccination passport?” Every other day, someone asks, “Do you think movie theaters will ever go back to normal?” The answer is always an emphatic “yes”. …

There has been a resurgence of interest in WWI in recent years, no doubt due to the 100th anniversary of the event, and this has been particularly prominent in the movies. From the standalone feature film “Wonder Woman” in 2017 to the Oscar-winning “1917” in 2019, a better understanding and exploration of war is being …

pulp Fiction is a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino featuring John travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma thurman and Bruce willis. Just awesome. One of the best films in history. Plot, summary The film interweaves three stories: the first story focuses on Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), two hitmen on …

Die hard is a 1998 action film directed by John McTiernan featuring Bruce willis. Pure entertainment in this classic from the 80s. Parcel Tough New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) finds himself in a tight spot when an office building in Los Angeles is stormed by terrorists. Other than him, everyone in the building …

die hard is a 1998 action film directed by John McTiernan featuring Bruce Willis. Pure fun in this 80s classic. Parcel New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) finds himself in a difficult situation when an office building in Los Angeles is taken over by terrorists. Apart from himself, everyone in the building – including …

Forrest Gump is a 1994 drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis featuring tom hank. With Robin Wright and Gary Sinis. Based on a novel by The groom Winston. A delightful work of art well told. Parcel Despite Forrest’s (Tom Hanks) low IQ, he’s no ordinary guy. Learning early on from his mother (Sally Field) that …

Don’t look up is a Netflix comedy film written and directed by Adam McKay. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and other stars like Meryl Streep. This is Netflix’s big bet for this Christmas. Parcel Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), a graduate student in astronomy, and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), make the startling discovery …

From left to right: Jessica Henwick, Keanu Reeves and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in “The Matrix Resurrections” Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures By Chris Hewitt | Star Tribune Is “The Matrix Resurrections” a kung fu movie? A techno-thriller? A shoot-’em-up? A comedy? A sequel that is also a satire of the sequel? Or a love story? …

Matrix resurrections is the new episode of The matrix. It is led by Lana wachowski. Featuring Keanu reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. Parcel Neo follows, who leads an ordinary life in San Francisco, where his therapist prescribes blue pills for him. However, Morpheus offers him the Red Pill and reopens his mind to the world of …

Mother / Android is a science fiction film written and directed by Mattson tomlin. Featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Raul castillo. It was originally released on Hulu and you can watch it on Netflix from January 7, 2021. Parcel Georgia, along with her boyfriend Sam, sets out on a treacherous journey to escape their country, …