Stories from Movies

‘Lego Brickumentary’ enjoyable fun

The movie is a fun peek at the birth of Lego bricks and their ever-evolving place in the world.

‘Vacation’ reboot gets lost along the way

The sequel to 1983’s ‘ National Lampoon’s Vacation’ leans on desperation and crudeness, failing to conjure up the same humor as the original.

‘Mission Impossible’ formulaic and amusing

Even if the 5th installment of the MI franchise might be the worst, it’s also the funniest.

Horror flick ‘Vatican Tapes’ not scary

An entry into the demonic possession horror sub-genre, “The Exorcist” this is not — it’s the shoddy, worn-down VHS replica.

Horrors of ‘Cartel Land’

Directed by Matthew Heineman, Cartel Land offers a chilling glimpse into a world of violence and vigilantism.

‘Gemma Bovery’ falls flat

This bilingual dramedy is a reimagining of Gustave Flaubert’s 1857 love-hate classic “Madame Bovary,” brought up to date in the present and repopulated with characters moved to Normandy from London.

‘Pixels’: Game over for Sandler?

Building an entire film around Adam Sandler’s tired comedy may have been a mistake.

‘Southpaw’ a tale of redemption

If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened to the biblical Job if had a strong left hook, “Southpaw” may be the film for you.

‘Paper Towns’ hits the right notes

Adapted from a novel by ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ writer John Green, the movie about high school life seems cut from the same cloth as a John Hughes film.

McKellen plays ‘Holmes’ like you’ve never seen him

Ian McKellen's Sherlock Holmes is a man of growing frailties, gently portrayed.

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