No boxing movie can ignore the fact that inflicting and enduring physical damage is an essential part of the sport.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Fans of British novelist P.G. Wodehouse have a special place in their hearts for one of his most memorable comic creations, a shy and eccentric newt fancier with the immortal name Augustus Fink-Nottle. Gussie, as his pal Bertie Wooster always called him, turns out to bear some similarity to the protagonist […]
As yuletide approaches and his combative relatives gather at his Birmingham, Alabama, home, recently widowed family patriarch Walter Meyers (Danny Glover) has only one goal in mind: keeping the peace. The principal challenge to his desire for harmony comes from the longstanding rivalry between his two daughters, successful dentist Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and cash-strapped, newly divorced single mom Rachel (Gabrielle Union).
This unusually intimate science-fiction drama finds profundity on a human scale as well as in the cosmos. Hypnotic and melancholy, the trenchant film probes the human capacity for awe and the benefits of being vulnerable and brave at the same time.
A committed Christian and conscientious objector who refused to bear arms, Doss was nonetheless eager to serve his country. He single-handedly saved the lives of more than 75 wounded soldiers while under constant enemy fire, earning him the Medal of Honor, awarded by Congress.
What Tilda Swinton can conceive, Benedict Cumberbatch can achieve in “Doctor Strange” (Disney). As directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, this first big-screen adventure for the Marvel Comics superhero who debuted in print back in 1963 showcases a surfeit of magical nonsense and New Age rigmarole concerning spell-casting, astral bodies and the like. Accordingly, it’s not at all suitable fare for impressionable youngsters.
Going by “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (Lionsgate), Tyler Perry may be getting a little bored with his signature character.
NEW YORK (CNS) — “A foolish consistency,” declared 19th-century essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, “is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Whatever else may be haunting the unconvincing horror prequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil” (Universal), a slavish devotion to logic is not its characteristic specter. In generating a forerunner to 2014’s “Ouija,” director and co-writer (with Jeff […]
Yet another action figure leaps off the toy store shelves and onto the big screen in “Max Steel” (Open Road), the coming-of-age chronicle of a Mattel-made superhero.
Everything about the concert film “Kevin Hart: What Now?” (Universal) — aside from the comic himself — is oversized.
NEW YORK (CNS) — In effect, the action-drama “The Accountant” (Warner Bros.) argues that those with autism have a license to kill as well as to abet a litany of other criminal activities. If this summation makes the movie sound preposterous and morally bankrupt, then so be it. After doing the math, it’s the only […]