Now this is how you do a comic book movie. Read more'Across the Spider-Verse' a thrilling blockbuster
Walt Disney’s trend of live action remakes continues with “The Little Mermaid,” a retelling of the beloved 1989 classic that pretty much began the revival of the Disney animated department. Read moreLatest 'Little Mermaid' hits choppy waters
In the Lives of Puppets, by TJ Klune. TOR Books, 2023. 432 pages. $28.99 (hardcover). Read moreInto the lives of puppets, with no strings attached
"White Men Can't Jump" was a nice little surprise when it was released in theaters in 1992. Read more'White Men Can't Jump' remake an air ball
"Fast X" may well be the most ridiculous, preposterous, absurd and totally insane cinematic experience of the year. Read more'Fast X' shifts franchise into high gear
It’s already been an interesting year with rights for a video game (“Tetris”) and shoe deals (“Air”) providing some of the most compelling source material for films. Read more'Blackberry' a cutthroat cautionary tale
Watching “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3,” there is a sense of finality, with the film feeling like the culmination of a story that began nine years ago. Read more'Guardians of the Galaxy' goes out with a bang
“Sisu” is the type of movie that knows what it is and never strays from it. Read more'Sisu' is a bloody good time
We will just get this out of the way early – “Mafia Mamma,” the new comedy starring Toni Collette, is not a good movie. It’s very much the misfire its rather tepid trailer suggests. Read more'Mafia Mamma' misses the mark
Who would have thought that a movie about trying to secure the rights for a shoe deal would be so good? Read moreAffleck at the top of his game with 'Air'
With all the success from Sega’s “Sonic the Hedgehog” it seemed to be only a matter of time before Nintendo entered the cinematic fray. Read more'Super Mario Bros.' levels up the fun
movie about acquiring the rights for a video game doesn’t sound like something that would work as a Cold War thriller, but that is exactly where we are with “Tetris.” Read more'Tetris' a surprisingly fun nod to Cold War thrillers
The “John Wick” franchise keeps getting better and better. Read more'John Wick' franchise continues to deliver
The “Scream” franchise is still alive and kicking with the latest installment “Scream VI” breaking box office records for the series its opening weekend. Read more'Scream' franchise remains a cut above the rest
The Oscar season comes to a close with Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony – the culmination of an awards season that began with a lot of mystery but has come into focus much more in recent weeks. Read moreOscar picture starts to clear as big night arrives
There is a moment in “Creed III” where Adonis Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, is training in Los Angeles, with the sequence ending with Creed posing above the iconic Hollywood sign. Read moreFranchise takes step back in disappointing "Creed III"
There are so many reasons to be excited about the new film “Marlowe.” Read more'Marlowe' a plodding mystery that goes nowhere
“The Magician’s Daughter” by H.G. Parry. New York: Redhook. February 21, 2023. 400 pages, $18.99 (paperback). Read more'The Magician's Daughter'
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is a bit of a mixed bag. Read moreJonathan Majors keeps latest 'Ant-Man' afloat
M. Night Shyamalan has always been a filmmaker who likes to take chances and challenge his audience. Read more'Knock at the Cabin' can't keep momentum
If you watched TV in the past month, there is a good chance you’ve seen the advertisement for “Shotgun Wedding,” the new romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel. Read more'Shotgun Wedding' lacks much past shaky premise
“Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century,” by Tim Higgins. New York: Anchor Books (a Division of Penguin Random House), 2021. 400 pages, $18.00 (paperback). Read moreAuthor doesn't disappoint in 'Power Play'
For decades, Steven Spielberg has proven to be a master filmmaker who understands the importance of cinema. Read moreSpielberg's love for movies shines through in "The Fabelmans"
Building off the success of the computer gimmick thriller “Searching,” “Missing” arrives in theaters with a few surprises up its sleeve. Read more"Missing" takes tech thriller genre to new heights
From “Child’s Play” to “Annabelle,” we have seen toys come to life with evil intent on the big screen before, but never quite like the new film “M3gan.” Read more"M3gan" a wildly entertaining slice of horror
The 2023 movie year officially kicks off Friday with the release of the horror film “Megan,” but before we dive into the new year, it is a perfect time to catch up on what you might have missed in theaters or streaming the past few months. Read more"The Menu," "Banshees" among the best of new streaming options
If 2021 was the return of the movie-going experience after the 2020 pandemic, then 2022 was the continuation of the post-pandemic restructuring of that experience. Read more'Tár,' 'Top Gun:Maverick' among best films of 2022
“Tesla, Wizard at War: The Genius, the Particle Beam Weapon, and the Pursuit of Power,” by Marc J. Seifer. New York: Kensington Publishing, 2022. 384 pages, $28.00 (hardcover). Read more'Tesla' mesmerizing look at pursuit of weapon
Writer/director Damien Chazelle attacks the end of the silent movie era in exhilarating fashion with his latest film “Babylon,” an overstuffed, overindulgent ode to cinema that throws a lot at the audience, but when it hits (and it does it a lot in the 189 minute run time), it really flies. Read more"Babylon" an exhilarating ode to old Hollywood
James Cameron has always been a filmmaker who likes to test the limits of his craft. Perhaps no film in his superb resumé best exemplifies this than his 2009 smash “Avatar” – which at the time became the highest grossing film of all time. Read moreCameron takes "Avatar" sequel to new heights
“What Climate Justice Means and Why We Should Care,” by Elizabeth Cripps. New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2022. 224 pages, $18.00 (paperback). Read moreTwo books provide insight into global warming's effects
“Violent Night” gives new meaning to holiday punch – an unconventional entry into the Christmas movie genre that is as fun as it is violent. Read more'Violent Night' brings bloody Christmas cheer
“Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America,” by Joan Donovan, Emily Dreyfuss and Brian Friedberg. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022. 432 pages, $30.00 (hardcover). Read more'Meme Wars' strong recount of Jan. 6
“Bones and All” is a coming of age film with bite. Read more"Bones and All" a unique coming of age film
"Knives Out" was such a clever, star-studded ball of fun when it was released in 2019 it seemed destined to be in line for a second helping – and perhaps more. Read more'Glass Onion' another clever, star-studded whodunnit
When the New York Times broke the story of accusations of sexual harassment by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2017 it not only led to Weinstein’s eventual imprisonment but to a movement that exposed harassment throughout the world. Read moreStrong cast lifts compelling 'She Said'
The Messenger: Moderna, the Vaccine, and the Business Gamble That Changed the World, by Peter Loftus. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2022. 320 pages, $30.00 (hardcover). Read more'The Messenger' outlines Moderna's rise, comes with high praise
When “Black Panther” was released in 2018, it was a breath of fresh air in the Marvel Comic cinematic universe – a stand-alone piece anchored by the dynamic Chadwick Boseman. Read more"Wakanda Forever" a fitting tribute that moves franchise forward
Movie stars don’t come any bigger than George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Read moreStar power can't save familiar 'Paradise'
There is a lot on the plate in “Black Adam,” the latest vehicle for former wrestler turned action star Dewayne Johnson. Read more'Black Adam' a solid super hero introduction
It’s been 44 years since Bowling Green’s own John Carpenter introduced the world to Michael Myers in “Halloween.” Read more'Halloween Ends' an unsatisfying send off for franchise
From “Barbarian” to “Pearl” and “X” to “Fresh,” it has been a good year for horror film fans who like to see filmmakers stretch the boundaries of the genre. Read more'Smile' a horror film with bite
With an absolutely loaded cast and a filmmaker like David O. Russell at the helm, it is easy to see why some pegged “Amsterdam” as a possible Oscar contender when the project was originally announced. Read more"Amsterdam" an enjoyable star-studded dark comedy
Marilyn Monroe remains an iconic figure 60 years after her tragic passing. Read more"Blonde" a bleak look at the life of Marilyn Monroe
It’s been more than two decades since Irwin M. “Fletch” Fletcher, the journalist turned amateur detective adapted from Greg McDonald’s popular novels, last appeared on the big screen. Read moreHamm shines in 'Fletch' reboot
It’s been nearly 30 years since writer/director Kevin Smith broke on the scene with the indie buddy comedy “Clerks.” Read more'Clerks III' an unsatisfying end to slacker trilogy
It’s been 13 years since “Orphan” was released in theaters – a horror film that featured a clever twist and a wonderful performance from Isabelle Fuhrman as the creepy little Russian girl named Esther who is not who she seems. Read more'Orphan: First Kill' a surprisingly clever prequel
“Bodies Bodies Bodies” seems to be simple on the surface. Yet, much like the mystery that is the centerpiece of the film, there is something deeper going on here. Read more'Bodies Bodies Bodies' a smart thriller
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to see the Dude from “The Big Lebowski” as a hit man, then I have good news for you. The new action/thriller “Bullet Train” answers this question in a bloody good fashion. Read more'Bullet Train' a high-octane thrill ride
The superhero genre takes a new twist with “DC League of Super-Pets,” a potential animated tent pole that expands the DC universe to the animal world. Read more'Super-Pets' fun for whole family
In a sea of summer blockbusters, “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” is a refreshing change of pace. Read more'Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris' a charming throwback
This Jordan Peele guy knows what he is doing when it comes to filmmaking. Read more'Nope' another out-of-this-world effort from Peele
“The Black Phone” is a film that manages to surprise even as it relies on familiar beats from the horror genre. Read more'The Black Phone' an effective hybrid horror film
The Norse God is back in “Thor: Love and Thunder.” Read more'Love and Thunder' a fun return for Thor
Just when it looked like the “Despicable Me” franchise was running out of steam, the series finds a bit of its groove again in “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” Read moreLatest 'Minions' film gets franchise back on track
Elvis Presley had such a profound effect on the music business that even more than 40 years after his death he is still a cultural touchstone. Read moreNew 'Elvis' bio is a hunka-hunka burning junk
It’s hard to believe that it has been since before the pandemic when a PIXAR film has played on the big screens – with Disney opting to move “Soul,” “Luca” and “Turning Red” to its streaming service Disney+. Read morePIXAR's latest 'Lightyear' a total blast