Movie Reviews


May 17, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — Like its 1984 predecessor helmed by Mark Lester, “Firestarter” (Universal), director Keith Thomas’ screen version of Stephen King’s sci-fi horror novel, features an abundance of pyrotechnic […]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

May 12, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — The award for the most appropriate film title of 2022 goes to “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney). Truly, this is a maddening, multidimensional, […]

The Bad Guys

April 22, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — The heist genre gets a fresh burst of frenetic energy with the animated comedy “The Bad Guys” (Universal). This high-octane, older-kid-friendly caper is veteran animator Pierre […]

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

April 19, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has proved to be a mine of prodigious riches for its creator, J.K. Rowling. Yet, while tales focusing directly […]


April 4, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — Fans of the “Twilight” franchise know that, according to its particular lore, vampires are lustrous and shiny. “Morbius” (Columbia), a Marvel Comics-based adventure with a bloodsucker […]

‘Turning Red,’ streaming, Disney+

April 4, 2022

NEW YORK (CNS) — The animation wizards at Disney and Pixar have often tackled big subjects, mixing sunshine with shadows, laughter with tears. In films from “Bambi” (1942) to 2009’s […]


September 13, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — Writer-director Kay Cannon’s screechy romance “Cinderella” (Amazon) is an obnoxious corruption of the classic folk tale, the most familiar version of which was penned by French […]

Space Jam: A New Legacy

August 4, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — There’s a strained tone to “Space Jam: A New Legacy” (Warner Bros.), director Malcolm D. Lee’s sequel to the 1996 sports comedy. Whatever fun might have […]

Black Widow

July 12, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — As an addition to the Marvel Comics cinematic universe, the origin story “Black Widow” (Disney) provides the expected elements of large-scale special effects and intrepid derring-do. […]

The Boss Baby: Family Business

July 2, 2021

NEW YORK (CNS) — Its chaotic plot and somewhat colicky disposition may leave viewers of the sequel “The Boss Baby: Family Business” (Universal) wishing the stork had stayed home this […]

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