Movie Reviews

Movie Review: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

For all its spells and incantations, the witchcraft-themed fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (Universal) lacks magic.
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Movie Review – ‘Unbroken: Path to Redemption’

Overall, Cronk's sequel, written by Richard Friedenberg and Ken Hixon, is both appealing in its promotion of faith and forgiveness and suitable for a wide audience.
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Movie Review: ‘Searching’

NEW YORK (CNS) — Those on the lookout for an above-average thriller boasting both surprising plot developments and upright basic values will probably be pleased with “Searching” (Screen Gems). While it’s handled discreetly, however, at least one of the many twists and turns taken by director and co-writer Aneesh Chaganty’s gripping feature debut — penned...
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Movie Review: ‘Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman — Rage of Atlantis’

For parents and comic fans weary of the adult nature of many modern superhero films, a safe refuge can be found in the "Lego DC Super Heroes" movies. Arch, colorful and free of violence and profanity, these animated direct-to-video adventures often offer what more self-serious comics-based titles don't, namely, fun.
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Movie Review: ‘Alpha’

The oft-repeated tale of a boy and his dog is as old as time -- or at least the last Ice Age, the intriguing setting for "Alpha" (Columbia).
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Movie Review: ‘Christopher Robin’

This is a magical and enchanting riff on the original. Its underlying values, moreover, are entirely in keeping with a Christian outlook.
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Movie Review: ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’

As it skewers a broad range of subjects, from some politicians' preoccupation with the size of their hands to 1980s-style anthems of affirmation, the film wins smiles and laughs at a remarkably steady pace.
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Movie Review: ‘Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again’

The exuberant kitsch that was the trademark of the Swedish band Abba lives on in the musical romance "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again."
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Movie Review: ‘Skyscraper’

Way back in 1958, James Stewart's character struggled with vertigo in the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. But he had it easy compared to Dwayne Johnson's ex-U.S. military security expert Will Sawyer in "Skyscraper"
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Movie Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

Like the excursion around which it's built, the animated kids' comedy "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (Sony) makes for a pleasant diversion.
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Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

There's plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Disney).
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Movie Review: ‘Gotti’

Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in "Gotti" (Vertical Entertainment).
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