Girls Trip

NEW YORK  — Buried underneath several layers of crass gags, “Girls Trip” (Universal) has a substantial story about loyalty and moral decisions. But libidinous raunch is the … Read More


NEW YORK — “Wars are not won by evacuations,” British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously observed. As writer-director Christopher Nolan’s compelling historical drama “Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.) demonstrates, … Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming

NEW YORK (CNS) — There’s much to like about the vibrant comic-book adaptation “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Columbia). Besides an unslacking pace and a clever central plot twist, there’s … Read More

Despicable Me 3

NEW YORK — Director Pierre Coffin’s animated comedy “Despicable Me 3” (Universal) — the second direct follow-up to the 2010 original — turns out to be something … Read More

Transformers: The Last Knight

NEW YORK — Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in “Transformers: The Last … Read More

47 Meters Down

NEW YORK  — Way back in 1975, Steven Spielberg taught the world just how scary sharks can be with his classic “Jaws.” Apparently the two main characters … Read More

Rough Night

NEW YORK  — “Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “Bridesmaids” in the raunchy comedy “Rough Night” (Columbia). The result is pure dreck. Political candidate and bride-to-be Jess Thayer (Scarlett … Read More

The Mummy

NEW YORK — The clumsily fashioned horror flick “The Mummy” (Universal) turns out to be anything but tightly wound. Predictable pagan mumbo-jumbo aside, there’s not much to … Read More

Wonder Woman

NEW YORK  — Close to eight decades ago, William Moulton Marston — whose name seems more suited to a stodgy novelist than a writer of comic books … Read More


NEW YORK  — Eye candy and escapism were the draw of the television series from which director Seth Gordon’s action comedy “Baywatch” (Paramount) has been adapted. Whatever … Read More