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


NEW YORK — Is it possible to make a great movie about a woman wanting to croak her husband? As anyone who has ever seen the 1944 … Read More

The Kid Who Would Be King

NEW YORK  — The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in “The Kid Who Would Be King” (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights … Read More

The Upside

NEW YORK — Take the “white savior” formula of 2009’s “The Blind Side,” in which a Caucasian of considerable means changes the life of an impoverished African-American, … Read More

Holmes & Watson

NEW YORK  — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective and his doctor sidekick are given a comedic makeover in “Holmes & Watson” (Columbia). A successful result, however, … Read More


NEW YORK  — Does “Bumblebee” (Paramount) deserve a lot of buzz? While it shares the slightly preposterous premise of all the “Transformers” movies — being concerned, as … Read More

Mary Poppins Returns

NEW YORK — It has taken more than half a century, but at long last “Mary Poppins Returns” (Disney). The result is a delightful sequel to the … Read More


NEW YORK — Though he may lack a pineapple in which to dwell, “Aquaman” (Warner Bros.), as his name suggests, spends much of his time under the … Read More