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Perhaps "The Mummy" should remain in its coffin

Whether it's called “The Mummy,” “Mission Mummy” or “Mummy Impossible Mummy,” Tom Cruise's latest film is nothing more than a rehash of stunts and silly storytelling with the bankable … more

Latest Pirates installment drops anchor

For years, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has provided thrills in theaters. Johnny Depp created a memorable, fun character in Jack Sparrow that has delighted audiences four times since first appearing on screen in 2003.Depp reprises the role … more

Raunchy, silly fun on the beach in “Baywatch”

A film that purposely makes fun of itself, “Baywatch” works, if even on the most asininely inane level. more

“Alien: Covenant” bogs down in sloppy storytelling

I often wonder about the “critics” opinions versus my opinion. I am after all a professional film critic myself, but when I look at critic ratings of films and I find that often I sit on the polar opposite side of popular opinion. I can’t help … more

Louise Sorel: Star Trek and Beyond

Like many other actresses who guest-starred on a single episode of the original “Star Trek” series, Louise Sorel’s career extended far beyond the Trek universe.“I didn’t watch a lot of television back in the 60s so knew little about shows … more

Massive opening expected for Marvel’s "Guardians 2"

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will constantly be compared to its predecessor, but even so, it entertains with wit and zeal. Like the first, Guardians 2 is visually stunning, making the most of CGI, costumes, and character creations to present … more

Lackluster plot dooms "The Circle"

When a film doesn’t screen for press, red flags fly. “The Circle,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson did not have a press screening, at least not in Austin. It is not difficult to understand why. Riding on the heels of “Beauty and the … more

The music never ends for Broadway actress Susan Watson

Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her CD “The Music Never Ends” last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my … more

Chris Evans, McKenna Grace shine in "Gifted"

Coming out of Hollywood, Gifted seems refreshingly original, with limited transparency and an engaging story. Gifted, is the story of a 7-year-old math prodigy, Mary, living with her protective uncle and the bitter grandmother, who wants the child … more

10 cool Easter movies: Charlie Brown, Ben-Hur and more

Judy Garland in her Easter bonnet, Charlton Heston in a chariot race, Snoopy dancing on the lawn with bunnies … it’s all part of the springtime festivities surrounding the Easter season. Take a look at ten movies guaranteed to cheer some bunny … more

Cast of "Going in Style" is better than the movie

It just feels good to watch Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin interact, even if the story in their new “Going in Style,” feels familiar, forced and a bit muddled. These charming veteran actors fill the screen with their palpable … more

"Life" lacks star factor

Life --- a condition that includes the capacity for growth, reproduction, function and change -- and the subject of the latest sci-fi thriller, Life, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. Director Daniel Espinosa creates a visually-stunning … more

SXSW Interactive

Old. This single word comes to mind when I trek the streets of downtown Austin this year for SXSW. Seriously, things just seem farther away, but except for one film, I have enjoyed every thing I have done so far and these positive experiences drive … more

"Before I Fall" familiar, but compelling

Living in a perpetual loop does not sound appealing at all, but living in a loop that ends in disaster sounds horrific, but that is what happens to Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) in “Before I Fall.” Directed by Ry Russo-Young and written Maria … more

"Logan" an ending and a new beginning

We are used to origin stories when it comes to our superheroes. Whether we look at Avengers, Batman, Superman or X-Men, there is a sense of character connection when we know from whence they came. While “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick … more

"Fifty Shades Darker" and no shades deeper

Scores read the “Fifty Shades” novels and scores flocked to the theatre for the first disappointing film installment of the wildly popular, super-soft-porn novels. Grey and Steel are back in “Fifty Shades Darker.” While the sex scenes are … more

"A Dog’s Purpose" a total flop

Dog lovers will flock to see “A Dog’s Purpose,” based on the 2010 best-selling novel written by American humorist W. Bruce Cameron, but most will leave the theater disappointed. Top billed veteran Dennis Quaid and actress Peggy Lipton (of Mod … more

"Patriots Day" depicts Boston Marathon bombing

The Boston Marathon bombing is one of those events that embed itself in the collective memory, like the shuttle explosions (the first in 1986), the Oklahoma City (1994) bombing and the twin towers going down (2001).  We remember the good too, but … more

"20th Century Women" relevant today

Many things delineate a generation – years, decades, the culture and the people. “20th Century Women” manages to perfectly depict a period in the past, all the while making its themes feel 21st century relevant. Starring Annette Bening in an … more

"Silence" worthy of noisy praise

Martin Scorsese’s ambitious film “Silence,” starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, delves into Christian ministries to Japan in the 15th century. Scorsese, who co-wrote “Silence” with Jay Cocks, took nearly three decades to … more
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