A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, inspired by the late Siobhan Dowd, is the story of a boy whose mother is critically ill. He feels utterly isolated. His father has a new family. His grandmother is cold and unsympathetic. The […]
LAIKA Studios fourth film, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” is a fable of exquisite beauty and meaning, gorgeously produced in the most painstaking of all forms of filmmaking, stop-motion animation. This is the modern-day equivalent of the monks who labored […]
For a remake of the Helen Reddy musical with live-action boy befriended by a cartoon dragon, Disney has wisely jettisoned the songs, the plot and the cartoon and produced an entirely new story that is genuinely enchanting. This seems to […]
I always say that the success of a superhero movies depends on the bad guy. So, shouldn’t a movie that is all bad guys be really great? That’s the idea behind “Suicide Squad,” a sort of “Avengers” (all-star hotshots who […]
You can win a copy of today’s new DVD, Underdogs, an animated story about soccer and magic featuring the voices of Ariana Grande, “Glee’s” Matthew Morrison, Nicolas Hoult, and Bella Thorne. Morrison plays a soccer player who loves Laura (Grande). […]
I’m willing to believe them. I mean, sure, the original is a classic, mostly thanks to Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, and a new approach to action/paranormal comedy. But the reboot has the Mount Rushmore of movie comedy with SNL writer/cast […]
The director who, with his partners, named their movie studio Dreamworks, Steven Spielberg, understands that movies are like a guided dream. Roald Dahl’s story about a Big Friendly Giant who collects, selects, edits, and delivers dreams to make people happy […]
Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) and Keith Urban (“Star Trek”) star in the remake of “Pete’s Dragon,” coming to theaters August 2016.
A new Harry Potter story is coming! But unless you can get tickets to see it on stage in London next month, you won’t find out what happens in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Or, you can buy a […]
This looks surprisingly adorable! Part “Love Bug,” part “How to Train Your Dragon,” part “Transformers,” part “Free Willy!” It’s “Monster Trucks,” starring Lucas Till, Rob Lowe, and Danny Glover.