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Super Fans, Good Boys, Sharks and More in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Super Fans, Good Boys, Sharks and More in Theaters

Is it still August? Well, that explains the plethora of middling movie options in theaters. Hollywood  needs to sweep out the closet of all the not-quite-summer blockbusters to make room for autumn’s almost-awards-worthy. So, here you go: foul mouthed ‘tweens, albino sharks, lost rich people, plus two you should check out. One is a lovely […]

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The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf The Danger of International Travel: This Week at the Movies

It’s a big holiday mid-week “we need air conditioning” bash, and there are two excellent choices. They are very different. Very different — although, honestly, neither makes international travel seem as safe and fun as you might hope. Spider-Man: Far From Home by Hope Madden and George Wolf Spider-Man: Far From Home has more than […]

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Best Movies of the First Half of 2019

George Wolf George Wolf Best Movies of the First Half of 2019

The year is half over. What?! Stop it right now. It’s true, and it has already been one hell of a year for film—documentary, in particular. We’ve seen performances sure to be forgotten by awards season, so let us say right now that Elisabeth Moss (Her Smell), Emma Thompson (Late Night), Robert Pattinson (High Life) […]

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Baby Boomer Juke Box Continues at the Movies

George Wolf George Wolf Baby Boomer Juke Box Continues at the Movies

And the classic hits just keep coming! But, if you are tired of old time rock and roll but you are not tired of living dolls, can we interest you a different kind of toy story? A handful of decent options in theaters this week. Yesterday by George Wolf Hey, baby boomers (yes, my hand […]

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Toyland Weekend at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Toyland Weekend at the Movies

Whether you’re more interested in Sheriff Woody’s existential crisis or Chucky’s needy bloodlust, your doll fetish is covered. I think the important thing to keep in mind is that one of these films is nearly perfect. Which one, I wonder? Toy Story 4 by Hope Madden Almost 25 years ago, Pixar staked its claim as […]

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Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Thompsons, Shafts and Ghouls in Theaters

Wow, big week. It’s uncommon for a summer weekend to see so many studio releases all at once – does that mean the competition’s not that sure about the “blockbuster” status of Men In Black: International? Well, they’re not wrong. Not that it’s bad, exactly, but what else is there to see? Late Night by […]

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Godzilla, Rocketmen and Monster Moms in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Godzilla, Rocketmen and Monster Moms in Theaters

Flashes, explosions, loud noises — Godzilla may not deliver the goods, but Elton John seems to be able. Here’s a look at your kaiju and non-kaiju fare on screens this week. Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Hope Madden and George Wolf Must we destroy everything that challenges us, or is humanity’s only salvation an […]

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