Adam McKay went from making goofy comedies to winning an Oscar for co-writing 2015’s financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short”. McKay collaborated on that script with Charles Randolph. But he went solo on the screenplay for his latest film,”Vice”, while also directing. And it shows.
'Mary Poppins Returns' Review
After more than a half century, the magical flying nanny is returning to Cherry Tree Lane (and movie theaters). It was a major risk for Disney to make a sequel to 1964’s Oscar-winning “Mary Poppins”. Who would be trusted to direct? What would the storyline be? Who could play the iconic Ms. Poppins?
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Review
For the past six years, whenever I heard the title “Wreck-It Ralph”, I cringed. Those words would immediately trigger a flashback to November 2, 2012. That was the day I saw that film – that mean-spirited, flat, stuffed wall-to-wall, overly cute mess, jammed with pop culture references and characters – and little else.
'Creed II' Review
Many, including big fans of the original, complained that there were too many installments in the “Rocky” franchise. Now, we can already make that case for the spinoff “Creed” series.
'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Review
2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” marked the end of an era. It was the final chapter in the 8-installment film franchise adapted from one of the most successful book series of all-time. But author J.K. Rowling had to find a way to keep the Potter fandom (and her banks accounts) alive and growing.
'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' Review
You’ve made me a mean one, Mr. Grinch. — The book is iconic. The holiday special is a classic. We all know this story by heart. And it makes ours grow three sizes this time of year.
'Bohemian Rhapsody' Review
“Mr. Robot” Emmy winner Rami Malek is simply sensational as iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in the music biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. It’s easily one of the best performances of the year and will undoubtedly catapult his film career.
'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' Review
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a tough sell. This is a new, slightly darker and more mysterious visionary tale loosely based on one of the most famous ballets and musical compositions in history. Disney has taken “Alice in Wonderland”, mushed it with “The Chronicles of Narnia” and sprinkled it with Sugar Plum Fairy dust… literally.