Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

NEW YORK — Like the excursion around which it’s built, the animated kids’ comedy “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” (Sony) makes for a pleasant diversion. If it’s … Read More

Ant-Man and the Wasp

NEW YORK — There’s plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Disney). What’s noticeably lacking is any exposition or guidance … Read More

The First Purge

NEW YORK — A love of violence for its own sake, a profoundly dishonest attempt to disguise itself as a political allegory and reverse racism characterize “The … Read More

Uncle Drew

NEW YORK — NBA fans will likely appreciate the mostly harmless sports comedy “Uncle Drew” (Summit). Viewers without a passion for the game and its attendant culture … Read More

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

NEW YORK — Terrorism and the problem of human trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border combine to create a crisis in the grim action sequel “Sicario: Day of … Read More


NEW YORK — Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in “Gotti” (Vertical Entertainment). Those not eagerly forming a queue … Read More

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

NEW YORK — Apparently, it’s time to check in again with everybody’s favorite prehistoric era, because here comes “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Universal). Director J.A. Bayona’s follow-up … Read More


NEW YORK — Some rituals of childhood bonding are best left in the past. The cringe-inducing “Tag” (Warner Bros.) is a perfect example. The plot is loosely … Read More


NEW YORK — Going only by its title, kids may mistake “Superfly” (Columbia) for the latest Marvel or DC Comics-based adventure involving a mutant. But the AARP … Read More

Incredibles 2

NEW YORK — The first family of superheroes returns in “Incredibles 2” (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film. Alas, the passage of time … Read More