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...

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...

‘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...

“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...

“Black Mirror” reflects social issues in a technological age

Black Mirror Season Three premiered on Netflix on Oct. 21 with six new episodes that run up to 90 minutes in length. Black Mirror is a British anthology series (like The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents)...

Ridiculous ‘Furious’ franchise shifts gears

Synopsis With Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face...

‘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...

‘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),...

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...