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Lucy

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

Following in the recent tradition of high-concept sci-fi action thrillers like Inception, Lucy is at its best when it’s either reveling in explosive action sequences, or delving into deep, metaphorical philosophy. The moments in between, when the characters actually attempt to explain the pseudo-...

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The Dark Tower

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

Adapting to the screen a piece of fiction that constructs a fully realized alternate reality is never easy, but the sprawling Stephen King series The Dark Tower posed a uniquely difficult task. After all, it’s an eight-volume saga, dense with symbolism, interwoven storylines, and references to ot...

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Hotel Transylvania 2

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

Hotel Transylvania is again open for business in this somewhat amusing, but not quite funny enough, sequel to the 2012 animated hit. Since we last saw Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler), he has opened his monstrous hotel, if not his heart, to humans. He still thinks monsters are superior, but he gru...

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The Angry Birds Movie

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

There have been myriad films based on children’s toys, and a few based on popular video games. But The Angry Birds Movie attempts to, for the first time in history, transform a downloadable smartphone app into a full-length feature. In order to create a plot out of a game that consists of hitting...

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The Emoji Movie

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

Emojis bring a little bit of humanity to our digital communications these days. Each emoji is a static icon that expresses what we humans want to convey to each other. But what if emojis had feelings of their own? What if that smiley-face emoji were actually crying deep down? What about that emoj...

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

By Admin | Post Category with Banner | Sep 02, 2017

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature is a sequel to 2014’s The Nut Job, an animated comedy that rehashed well-worn ideas from Pixar films like Ratatouille, Up, and Finding Nemo, while convincing stars like Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, and Liam Neeson to waste their talents on subpar product. The Nut Job ...

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