NEW YORK (CNS) — Family life is exalted over egotistical self-reliance in “Shazam!” (Warner Bros.), director David F. Sandberg’s DC Comics-based origin story. Though there’s a warm … Read More


NEW YORK  — The sight of a cuddly baby elephant taking to the skies is clearly meant to send spirits soaring in “Dumbo” (Disney), director Tim Burton’s … Read More

Captive State

NEW YORK  — With the sci-fi drama “Captive State” (Focus), director and co-writer Rupert Wyatt has set out to tell a thoughtful, complex story and to comment … Read More

Five Feet Apart

NEW YORK  — “Five Feet Apart” (Lionsgate), a generally engaging young-adult romantic drama about the redeeming power of sacrificial love, is aimed, with the precision of a … Read More

Wonder Park

NEW YORK  — The most frequently used word in the animated adventure “Wonder Park” (Paramount) is “splendiferous.” But the constant, eventually annoying, repetition of the term only … Read More

Captain Marvel

NEW YORK — Wit, positive messages and lavish production values buoy the origin story “Captain Marvel” (Disney). While some of the mythos in this adaptation of various … Read More


NEW YORK — Regrets about “Greta” (Focus)? You’ll have a few. But this psychological thriller still rises to the level of a guilty pleasure thanks to the … Read More

Fighting With My Family

NEW YORK — You can’t judge a book by its cover — or, in this case, a film by its title. “Fighting With My Family” (MGM) turns … Read More

Alita: Battle Angel

NEW YORK  — Everything viewers need to know about the futuristic action adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” (Fox) is summed up in the line of dialogue that describes … Read More

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

NEW YORK  — Everything is (still) awesome in “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” (Warner Bros.), a spirited and amusing sequel to 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” … Read More