‘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...

‘Slenderman’ documentary tells incomplete story

Back in May of 2014, the world was struck with the shocking news that two 12-year-old girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, had attempted to murder their friend, Payton “Bella” Leutner. Leutner was stabbed...

‘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),...

Best Films of 2016

While 2016 might have been a challenging year for some of the year’s bigger productions, it was a great year for smaller films that took on big ideas. 10) “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” A fun...

‘Rogue One’ an unnecessary story

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first of many spin-offs to be announced by Disney and Lucasfilm to satisfy their goals of having a new Star Wars film released every year. Filling in...

‘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...

‘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...

‘Moonlight’ shines bright

Juan (Mahershala Ali) teaches young Chiron (Alex Hibbert) how to swim in Miami waters. “Moonlight,” inspired by the unproduced play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” chronicles the life of Chiron (played by Alex...

A new sci-fi classic has arrived

“Arrival,” based on the short story, “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, follows the events of twelve alien spacecrafts that have landed on random locations on Earth. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an expert...