King Felix at the Movies

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REVIEW: 'Gold' an entertaining, but familiar cautionary tale

There’s never a point in <i>Gold</i>, the latest from Matthew McConaughey and director Stephen Gaghan (<i>Traffic</i>), where you don’t know how things are going to …

REVIEW: 'Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders' dials up sly, campy fun

On the surface, <i>Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders</i> offers up camp and cheese for miles, just as one might expect it to. It’s a nostalgic romp that …

REVIEW: 'The Founder' serves up celebration of persistence

<i>The Founder</i>, believe it or not, won’t have you craving a Big Mac, fries, and a shake once the credits roll. In fact, you may find yourself thinking …

REVIEW: 'Silence' belongs among Scorsese's masterworks

<i>Silence</i>, like so many modern film masterworks, is not an easy film to watch or digest.<p>It puts human suffering and privation front and center. It …

REVIEW: 'Hidden Figures' soars to inspiring heights

<i>Hidden Figures</i> is the first ‘must-see’ film of 2017, but not for the usual reasons.<p>Does it feature powerhouse performances from its lead and …

REVIEW: 'Assassin's Creed' misses mark for all but game's fans

As far as films developed from video game properties go, <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> is a solid entry.<p>It’s faithful to the source material while re-imagining its …

REVIEW: 'Passengers' captivates at first, falters in final act

<i>Passengers</i> may end up being one of those films sci-fi fans and collectors buy just to have.<p>They’ll buy it because the love the film’s leads from …

REVIEW: 'Why Him?' delivers some laughs, lots of Cranston cringing

<i>Why Him?</i> delivers a few big laughs and lots of little chuckles thanks to its leads doing what they’ve built their careers on.<p>For James Franco, that …

REVIEW: 'Rogue One' IS the Star Wars film you've been waiting for

No Jedi mind trick here. <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> simply IS the <i>Star Wars</i> film you’ve been waiting for.<p>Yes, the film takes audiences back to the …

REVIEW: 'Office Christmas Party' is the work thing you should attend

<i>Office Christmas Party</i> is a balls-to-the-copier-machine (at times literally) Christmas bundle of inappropriate mayhem.<p>Yes, it follows a formula …

Entertainment

REVIEW: 'Manchester by the Sea' a haunting, emotionally raw experience

<i>Manchester by the Sea</i> is a hard movie in every sense of the description.<p>It focuses on emotionally hardened characters whose lives have been defined …

REVIEW: "Moana" is Disney musical movie magnificence

<i>Moana</i> represents yet another cinematic and musical triumph for Disney animation. A visual wonder full of humor, heart and imagination, it breathes …

REVIEW: 'Fantastic Beasts' a delightful return to the Wizarding World

<i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is J.K. Rowling through and through, and that’s a very good thing.<p>Returning audiences to the Wizarding World …

REVIEW: 'Doctor Strange' conjures up a Marvel-ously wondrous ride

<i>Doctor Strange</i>, the 14th film in Marvel Cinematic Universe series, is all that audiences should expect it to be, and more.<p>Yes, it delivers Marvel …

Marvel Universe

REVIEW: 'Inferno' simply lacks narrative spark

<i>Inferno</i>, Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard‘s return to the adventures of author Dan Brown’s preeminent symbology scholar Robert Langdon, proves to be …

Tom Hanks

REVIEW: 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' weakest Cruise film in years

<i>Jack Reacher: Never Go Back</i> is by far Tom Cruise’s least entertaining film in years.<p>It’s also a possibly fatal setback to the “Jack Reacher” series …

REVIEW: 'Denial' riveting, powerful, and poignant

<i>Denial</i>, in addition to being a superbly executed piece of film making, is as timely a film as any that’s come out this year, if for no other reason …

REVIEW: 'The Birth of a Nation' Powerful, Poignant Historical Portrait

<i>The Birth of a Nation</i> is as compelling a historical portrait as any audiences have seen in film this year. The film triumphs thanks to …

REVIEW: 'Deepwater Horizon' delivers riveting drama, terrifying spectacle

<i>Deepwater Horizon</i> as a film seems to strive above all for realism. In that regard, it succeeds spectacularly.<p>Forget any of this year’s horror films …

REVIEW: 'The Magnificent Seven' Rip-Roarin' Fun Despite Flawed Ensemble

<i>The Magnificent Seven</i> does a lot of things right in terms of delivering wild west-style fun. It’s beautifully shot, has a charismatic cast, and …

REVIEW: 'Blair Witch' uses updated tech, same tired gimmick

<i>Blair Witch</i>, the latest follow-up to 1999’s <i>The Blair Witch Project</i>, returns to the original film’s style and concept so much that it’s more remake …

REVIEW: 'Don't Breathe' an engrossing, cleverly conceived thriller

<i>Don’t Breathe</i> is a bare-bones, straight-to-the-point, plot-driven thriller. There’s no excess exposition, no attempts at fleshing out characters …

REVIEW: 'Suicide Squad' stumbles despite stars shining

<i>Suicide Squad</i> has memorable moments, most of them powered by its big name stars. Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Viola Davis all bring charisma and …

REVIEW: 'Café Society' stiff, but appealingly sentimental

<i>Café Society</i>, the latest from writer/director Woody Allen, works hard to emulate for the viewer the feeling of reading a novel. It also works hard at</i> …

REVIEW: 'Captain Fantastic' an inspired look at fatherhood

<i>Captain Fantastic</i> is easily one of 2016’s most compelling and thought-provoking dramas. Inspiring and complex, it examines nothing less that what it …

REVIEW: 'Batman: The Killing Joke' falls short of source's intensity

<i>Batman: The Killing Joke</i> is as ambitious an effort by Warner Bros. Animation as any in their history with bringing iconic DC Comics stories to life …

REVIEW: 'Lights Out' delivers scares, little else

<i>Lights Out</i> delivers on its premise — it’s well acted and it’s got its fair share of good scares. If that’s all you’re looking for out of the film, …