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

Alien: Covenant

NEW YORK — Once you’ve seen one vicious extraterrestrial gnaw its way out of a human body from the inside, you’ve seen ’em all. Or so at … Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

NEW YORK  — Sound fundamental values underlie the spirited sci-fi follow-up “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (Disney). But thematic elements demanding discernment, together with some less … Read More

Phoenix Forgotten

NEW YORK  — The sci-fi-themed horror tale “Phoenix Forgotten” (Cinelou) includes little objectionable material, other than some salty language in the dialogue. Yet the lack of any … Read More


NEW YORK — Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb’s drama “Gifted” (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie. Elements in screenwriter Tom Flynn’s script, however, make … Read More

The Case for Christ

NEW YORK — Christian apologetics, the branch of theology devoted to proving the reasonableness of belief in Jesus, is almost as old as the faith itself. Three … Read More

The Zookeeper’s Wife

NEW YORK — Moviegoers of goodwill may ask themselves, while watching the fact-based historical drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Focus), why they aren’t enjoying themselves more. The story … Read More

Ghost in the Shell

NEW YORK — “Ghost in the Shell” (Paramount), director Rupert Sanders’ murky, boring adaptation of a series of comics by Masamune Shirow, offers little beyond glitzy futuristic … Read More

The Boss Baby

NEW YORK  — Fans of Stewie Griffin, the “enfant terrible” of Fox-TV’s “Family Guy,” will know in advance just what effect the folks behind “The Boss Baby” … Read More

Saban’s Power Rangers

NEW YORK — A Saturday morning children’s show gets its third big-screen treatment with “Saban’s Power Rangers” (Lionsgate). Regrettably, unlike the two previous films in the franchise, … Read More