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Deadline.com is emphasizing the negative regarding the opening weekend of “Star Trek Beyond,” with some justification. It’s opening, based on late Wed., Thursday and Friday’s numbers, with $60 million in ticket sales. But “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the last film … Continue reading
There’s some ridiculously high number on the tomatometer for “Star Trek Beyond,” which plays like the farewell to this “Enterprise” crew even though Paramount, just this week, announced a fourth film. Forget the Tomatometer. Metacritic has a much more sober … Continue reading
The effects sparkle and the design dazzles in “Star Trek Beyond,” perhaps the best looking “Star Trek” movie ever. And Simon Pegg — cast member and avid Trekker — has served up a pulpy and derivative script that panders … Continue reading
I was always more of a fan of Garry Marshall the character than Garry Marshall the director. I rolled my eyes at “Pretty Woman” and had a hard time sitting through such indulgences as “Valentine’s Day” and “Georgia Rule.” But … Continue reading
Viggo Mortensen gives perhaps his sweetest performance as a father determined to righteously raise his kids “off the grid” and disconnected from much of society in “Captain Fantastic,” an earthy, funny and sometimes poignant portrait of a family that could … Continue reading
The films of Ira Sachs always send me to the Internet Movie Database (imdb.com) to remind me of his credits. Because “an artist,” the old saying goes, “hammers the same nail over and over again.” Knowing he did the quietly … Continue reading
The great Werner Herzog is the cinema’s most curious filmmaker, and his probing camera and soft spot for eccentrics make this (fiction) feature filmmaker’s documentaries stand alone. His wide-ranging intellectual inquisitiveness is well-served in “”Lo and Behold, Reveries of the … Continue reading
Those “Ab Fab” Brits, Edina and Patsy, are back — decades past their TV glory, more decades beyond their expiration dates in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” If it can be drunk, smoked or snorted, they consume it. Because even at … Continue reading
You don’t realize how much a good horror movie depends on acting until you stumble in that rare one whose cast actually gets it right. We need to believe that the people up there on the screen are shocked at … Continue reading
OK, so the headier speculation about the rebooted “Ghostbusters” has created dashed hopes. It won’t hit $50 million at the box office on its opening weekend, despite advance ticket sales that suggested it might. It won’t really challenge a somewhat … Continue reading