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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

“Solo” doesn’t disappoint fans, but it doesn’t do much else

If you held the same views as myself, and hundreds of thousands of other Star Wars fans, “Solo” was a very dicey proposal. In the year and a half leading up to the film’s...

“Deadpool 2” learns from past mistakes, making for an enjoyable, over-the-top thrillride

I’ll be honest: Going into “Deadpool 2,” I wasn’t expecting much. I was extremely excited going into the first one two years ago, and was thoroughly disappointed. My expectations of a smart, two-hour, tongue-in-cheek,...

Motherhood is tough in “Tully,” an unglamorous yet triumphant comedy from the creators of...

Full disclosure: I am not, have never been and never will be, a mother. Most of my insight into motherhood is informed by my own mother, other mothers and the occasional reading. Did you...

“Avengers: Infinity War” — 10 years of fan investments pay off

No spoilers. You’re welcome. There was an idea — moviegoers know this — called the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The idea was to bring together the stories of a group of remarkable people, to see...

Good intentions can’t salvage how ugly “I Feel Pretty” is

Love or hate her, Amy Schumer’s ascent to comedy stardom should come as no surprise to anyone. The brand of self-deprecatory stand-up comedy she has become recognized for, which has always paralleled her male...

Truthfully, no dare justifies watching “Truth or Dare”

First of all, I apologize for the awful headline. But I mean well. “Truth or Dare” is bad. You know it, I know it, and if you’re taking time out of your life to...

“Rampage” has some of the dumb fun we want out of it, just not...

Maybe it’s a bit too niche for most audiences, but the idea of bringing Midway Games’ (R.I.P.) “Rampage” series to the big screen thrilled me when it was announced last year. At least in...

Block your eyes and ears from the trainwreck that is “Blockers”

From Key Cannon, the writer of the “Pitch Perfect” series and Netflix’s immediately axed show “Girlboss,” comes “Blockers,” her directorial debut about a trio of parents on a mission to stop their daughters from...

Shhhh… “A Quiet Place” is an excellent, stripped-down creature feature

What makes a good horror movie? For most people, the obvious answer is its ability to have us at the edge of our seats beset with fear, to utilize sight and sound in a...

“Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson at his most Wes Anderson — for better...

There was once a time where artists could render their dreams material and be praised for the merit of their work instead of being blasted by overly sensitive moral police bent on having their...