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In 2001, director Steven Soderbergh brought Ocean's 11 to the screen, telling the tale of a crew led by Danny Ocean (George Clooney) as they robbed a Las Vegas casino; in two subsequent sequels, Soderbergh continued the adventures of Danny Ocean with diminishing...read more
War for the Planet of the Apes is the latest saga in the Apes trilogy, following 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes; whether this is the concluding chapter remains to be seen (the way this one ends, it can go either way)....read more
Spiderman: Homecoming is the latest attempt to revive the franchise as it tries to work Spidey, a.k.a. Peter Parker, into the framework of the overall Marvel universe. Because Sony held the rights to the character, earlier efforts such as Spiderman with Toby Maguire...read more
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk tells the true story of the evacuation of the beaches at Dunkirk in northern France in 1940; several thousand British and Allied troops were trapped there, literally in sight of England's coast but unable to escape due to the shallow...read more
It is difficult, when reviewing Disney's new live-action film Beauty and the Beast, not to make comparisons to the original animated version from 1991 since the original was a great film which, along with The Little Mermaid and The Lion King, kicked off a revival of...read more
Note: For a Disney movie, it goes without saying that no opinion really matters more than that of the intended audience. What follows is my daughter's review, written after opening night. -RW Beauty and the Beast was one of the best movies I have seen in a very long...read more
Writer/Director Damien Chazelle's La La Land is many things - charming, fun, sweet, a refreshing change from most of the movie fare these days, a love letter to old Hollywood and to the movies themselves, etc, but there is one thing it is not - a great movie...read more
The Founder, the new film from director John Lee Hancock, (The Blind Side, Saving Mr Banks), recounts how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) built the McDonalds fast food empire after having essentially stolen the concept from the McDonald brothers Dick and Mac. The film...read more
Reviewing A Dog's Purpose is hard simply because there is so little substance to the film; it is what it is - a harmless, sweet, innocuous wisp of a movie that will last in your mind until you get to your car in the parking lot. It tells the tale of a dog named Bailey...read more
To cut right to the chase, August Wilson's Fences, brought to the screen by director and star Denzel Washington from a screenplay written by Wilson before his death in 2005, is one of the best films of the year. The film centers around Troy Maxson (Washington), a...read more