What Underwater (2020) lacks in depth it makes up for in pressure.

What Underwater (2020) lacks in depth it makes up for in pressure.

You know that scene in “Fast & Furious 8” when Dom, vacationing in Cuba, is forced into racing his nephew’s clapped out motor against the local street racing kingpin? Before the race, they strip that jalopy of every ounce of unnecessary weight, stripping it down to the bare essentials creating a lean, efficient racing machine. ..

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2006) 15th Anniversary Review

Zathura: A Space Adventure (2006) 15th Anniversary Review

Long before there were thoughts of a sequel which defied all logic and was actually really, really good there was another follow-up to JUMANJI. One that didn’t reprise the jungle-based adventure game itself but dared to tempt us with the idea of a shared movie universe of games which could transport us anywhere. A concept ..

American Ultra (2015) Review

American Ultra (2015) Review

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”), “American Ultra” is a gleefully gory action comedy about a small town stoner who, unbeknownst to him, is a highly trained CIA operative. Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) spends his time getting high and doodling a comic about a monkey astronaut but when a customer utters a strange sequence of words ..

Happiest Season (2020) Review

Happiest Season (2020) Review

More of a holiday dramedy than a jolly seasonal RomCom, director Clea DuVall’s loosely autobiographical “Happiest Season” seeks to invert the traditional Christmas movie tropes but inadvertently finds itself trapped by the conventions of the genre and a too glib approach to seasonal redemption. Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (McKenzie Davis) have been dating for ..

Charlie’s Angels (2019) earns its wings but forgets to have fun doing it.

Charlie’s Angels (2019) earns its wings but forgets to have fun doing it.

Charlie’s Angels earns its wings but forgets to have fun doing it. Perhaps not since “Star Trek” has a franchise had such a long, unbroken continuity across multiple TV series and movies. This latest “Charlie’s Angels” incarnation is just that, a continuation, with the only erasure of the past being of Bill Murray and, to ..