“Breakthrough” is based on an incredible true story. In January 2015, 14-year-old middle school student John Smith was playing with some friends on a frozen lake in his hometown of Saint Charles, Missouri, when he fell through the ice. Firefighters rescued him after he was underwater for more than 15 minutes. John was first taken to a local hospital, then transferred to another emergency medical center, where he was given a very low chance of survival.
I’ve been to “Hellboy” and back — to let you know that this reboot is one of the worst films of 2019. — Guillermo del Toro’s 2004 and 2008 “Hellboy” movies were beloved by critics and fans. But two minutes into director Neil Marshall’s take the Dark Horse comic, you’ll realize it’s your money that you just burned.
I’ll begin my “Shazam!” review the same way I began my “Aquaman” review just three months ago: With the exception of “Wonder Woman”, DC continues to be unable to do the superhero genre “justice”. This time, however, they’ve taken things up a notch. Not only is “Shazam!” poorly made on a number of levels—it’s also highly deceptive.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: You’ve seen quirky Tim Burton movies. You’ve probably seen wacky Tim Burton movies. You may have even seen a great Tim Burton movie. But you’ve probably never seen a strange Tim Burton movie… quite like “Dumbo”.
'The Highwaymen' Review
John Lee Hancock is one of my favorite directors. He chooses untold, true stories. And he allows his actors the space to deliver powerhouse performances, including Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”, Emma Thompson in “Saving Mr. Banks” and Michael Keaton in “The Founder”.
'Us' Review (#1)
Jordan Peele spent years crafting “Get Out”. In his 2018 Best Original Screenplay Oscars speech, he remarked that, “I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible.”
'Five Feet Apart' Review
“The Fault in Our Stars”, “If I Stay”, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, “Me Before You” and “Then Came You” are just SOME of the recent movies involving young people falling in love while dealing with an illness or medical emergency.
'Triple Frontier' Review
Writer/director J.C. Chandor gave us the grittiness of crime and money with “A Most Violent Year”. Fellow writer Mark Boal took us into the war zone with “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. These two put their skill sets together, teaming-up on the new Netflix all-star action drama “Triple Frontier”.