Coping with loss in seven scenes

Aiden Christensen takes off drag queen makeup during a performance of the short “Hell is a Place on Earth” for the 2018 Winter Shorts. The skit, which was about gun violence and religion,...

A farewell to claws

Hugh Jackman stars as Logan/Wolverine for the last time in “Logan. For 17 years, Hugh Jackman has played the popular character of Logan/Wolverine for the 10 films in the “X-Men” franchise. This marks the...

‘Potter’ prequel pushes patience

gnokii at openclipart.org After eight very successful films in the “Harry Potter” saga, fans wanted more stories set in this unique world. So when it was announced that not only were we getting three...

‘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...

‘Split’ is a bumpy road

When the name M. Night Shyamalan comes to mind, one can’t help but wonder what went wrong. After his highly successful 1999 film, “The Sixth Sense,” blew everyone’s minds with its clever storytelling and...

‘Why Him?’ fails to draw laughs

“Why Him?” stars Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, an overprotective father, who travels to Los Angeles with his wife, Barb (Megan Mullally), and son, Scotty (Griffin Gluck), to visit their daughter, Stephanie (Zoey Deutch),...

‘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...

Coming of age with a side of death

Synopsis Miguel, a preteen in Mexico, goes on a journey to discover more about his family, death and following his dreams. He wants to play music, but his family forbids it. Día de los Muertos...

The fast and the forgettable

Synopsis A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) is double-crossed during a bank robbery gone wrong. With his family on the line, he races to find out exactly who betrayed him before time runs out. Review It’s been...