‘Life’ highlights the dread of space

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the new sci-fi thriller, “Life,” as Dr. David Jordan. Jordan attempts to lure the antagonistic creature — nicknamed Calvin — into a trap. Synopsis A team of scientists aboard the International...

‘Power Rangers,’ worse than expected

The cast of “Power Rangers,” (left to right) RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G and Dacre Montgomery pose in an abandoned gold mine. Synopsis Five ordinary teens, Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott),...

‘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...

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...

‘Get Out’ exemplifies social horror

In the history of the horror genre, very few have dealt with racial tension. Even fewer have explored this as the narrative’s core. This is where Jordan Peele, famous for his show, “Key &...

‘Cure for Wellness’ is a beautiful nightmare

“A Cure for Wellness” follows an aspiring young bank executive, Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), tasked by his company to go to a mysterious Swiss retreat to bring back his boss, who refuses to return to...

Keanu, killing it again

“John Wick: Chapter 2” picks up shortly after the events of the first film, as John Wick (Keanu Reeves) tries to return to a quiet life of retirement with his new dog. However, he...

‘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...

‘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...