If it doesn’t quite reach the plateau of its predecessor, that says less about the freshness of the film’s irreverent approach and more about the comparative stagnation in the character’s development.
Much of the picture’s appeal rests with the character essayed by McCarthy. Like Rodney Dangerfield’s Thornton Melon in the 80s comedy classic Back to School, McCarthy’s Deanna is immensely likable, meaning viewers have her back as she rebounds from a deserting spouse by heading back to college
It’s the darkest, the grimmest, and the most downbeat of all Marvel movies, with countless websites anticipating its solemnity by laying odds on which characters would meet their maker.
'Sometimes the best way to impart some environmental protection education is to inspire people to do more things outside.'
Anderson’s first film since his grandly entertaining gem The Grand Budapest Hotel is a dazzling and heady achievement, employing quirky animation to relate its tale of a futuristic Japan.
The film references come at the audience at warp speed (mostly ‘80s, but also some ‘70s and ‘90s), and if the cultural co-opting was frequently a lazy trigger on the printed page, a way to get easily impressed folks to mistake nostalgia for gravitas (“Wow, Cline mentions both Back to the Future and Knight Rider! This is the bestest book ever!”), there admittedly is some of that taking place on screen as well.
For a character who began life as a video game avatar, she’s quite human – and certainly more so than the protagonists in past video-game adaptations.
For a film that traffics in imagination and phantasmagorical sights, A Wrinkle in Time is surprisingly cumbersome in its visual splendor.
Forget the real-world sociopolitical scuffle: This is a welcome addition to the Marvel playbook, an exciting and pensive drama in which actions don’t always speak louder than words.
Last Monday, two resolutions opposing offshore drilling and seismic testing on Georgia’s coast were filed in an effort to protect Georgia’s fisheries, coastal tourism industry, and economy.
Entertaining and enlightening documentary 'Galloping Extinction' exposes danger, beauty
SEAHORSES are beautiful and romantic, perhaps the marine life easiest for people to relate to because of their similarity to their earthbound namesake. Mostly mating for life, they are also remarkable in that it is the male seahorse who physically gives birth.
Story of the 'collision of high tech, history, and brawn’ debuts at Grays Reef Film Festival
IF FACEBOOK had existed in the Civil War, people in Savannah would have made outraged posts about the CSS Georgia.