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,...

‘Alien: Covenant’ lost in ambition

The Xenomorph makes it’s big on screen return in “Alien: Covenant.” The iconic monster attacks the escaping dropship containing the crew of the Covenant. Synopsis Bound for a remote planet on the far side of...

‘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...

‘Stranger Things 2’ dials the nostalgia up to eleven

Synopsis A year after the events of season one, the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. However, a bigger, sinister entity from...

‘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),...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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...

May I have ‘Your Name?’

“Your Name,” the fifth film for director Matoko Shinkai, is about two high school students who suddenly begin to switch bodies. Based on a book Shinkai had completed a month before the film’s premiere...