‘Kong’ dull island

With the recent rise in several studios trying to copy the success of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense on paper to reboot a previous franchise that worked. Legendary Pictures’s MonsterVerse, hopes to...

‘Lego Batman’ is wonderfully crafted

“The Lego Batman Movie” follows Batman/Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) as he takes pride in the fact that he’s the sole vigilante fighting crime and saving Gotham City. His lifelong mentor and butler, Alfred (Ralph...

‘War Machine’ digs itself into a ‘Pitt’

Synopsis A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt), leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé. Review With the continuing success...

‘Doctor Strange’ bends the limits of visual splendor

gnokii at openclipart.org Marvel Studios’ fourteenth entry to their cinematic universe “Doctor Strange,” follows neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a successful, yet arrogant man who loses the use of his hands after a...

‘La La Land’ lives up to its ambitions

“La La Land” is a film that pays tribute to classic Hollywood age musicals in a modern setting. The film starts off with Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress living in the busy city...

‘Justice League,’ fun action scenes overthrows weak story

Synopsis Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman...

“The Accountant” balances out

gnokii at openclipart.org   “The Accountant,” directed by Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”), stars Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, a high-functioning autistic bookkeeper who secretly works for dangerous parities (cartels, terrorist organizations and shady businesses). Wolff is...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts a fun beat

Synopsis Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his fellow Guardians (Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper) are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, led by High Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), to...

‘T2 Trainspotting’ explores memory lane

Simon “Sick Boy” (Jonny Lee Miller) and Mark “Rent Boy” (Ewan McGregor) lay back against a wall during a drug trip sequence in “T2 Trainspotting.” Synopsis First there was an opportunity, then there was a...