Review: 'The Glorias' tells the story of Gloria Steinem without capturing her spirit
Gloria Steinem is one of the most influential figures of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Her story deserves big-screen treatment and is ripe for cinematic exploration. However in Julie Taymor's "The Glorias," style gets in the way of substance, and the audience is given the story of Gloria Steinem without the film ever quite capturing her spirit.
Review: If you're not a war-buff, then the Tom Hanks-led 'Greyhound' is for the dogs
When you've achieved Tom Hanks-level status, you expect greatness. Whether that's fair or not, Hanks does have his pick of material at this point in his career, so you know he's going to be invested no matter what he chooses to do. With his latest film, "Greyhound," you can tell that this was a story near-and-dear to him...heck, Tom Hanks doesn't just star in this, he even wrote the screenplay. This just feels sub-par given the production value...it's a big, loud war movie that forgets to make us care about its subjects.
Based on the book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," by CNN's Jake Tapper, "The Outpost" is an exceptional and stark look at a group of heroes literally forced to fight their way out of a hole...a hole they were placed in by none other than their superior commanders.
Disney+ Review: The power of 'Hamilton' doesn't miss a beat on the small-screen
If you've never seen "Hamilton," don't fret...you're actually not alone. While it has been an absolute phenomenon since its off-Broadway debut in 2015, the show, its music and its stars have been impossible to avoid ever since. EVERYBODY has at least heard of "Hamilton." And it seems like there aren't too many who haven't seen it.
I confess that not only had I not seen it - until now - but I had managed to avoid any spoilers over the years too. I always imagined I'd see "Hamilton," but I never thought it would be from the comfort of my own home, at least not for the first time. Now, "Hamilton" is being released July 3rd exclusively on Disney+, after the pandemic forced Disney to alter its plans of releasing it in movie theaters later this Fall.
If you're reading this review, you're probably either A), like me, a poor, unfortunate soul that has somehow never seen "Hamilton" and you're curious if this at-home version lives up to the hype, or B), you have already seen "Hamilton" in some way, shape or form, and you're checking to see if you can ever trust another review from me ever again.
Let me say this about "Hamilton": I've never entered into a film with such unbearably high expectations. And I've never left a film having felt more blown away.
Review: 'Midway' a total bomb
Not every historic event should get a movie, apparently, if they're going to be as bad as "Midway." Everybody involved deserves much, much better, including the real-life soldiers that this film is based on.
If the story of Henry V is a compelling one, you wouldn't know from watching "The King."
Everybody has had an invisible pal growing up as a kid...young Jojo's just happens to be Hitler.
Renee Zellweger might have been missing from our screens for most of the past decade, but she makes up for it and more with a tour de force, career-defining turn as Judy Garland.
Kenneth Branagh has lived to portray William Shakespeare, and does a fine job, but "All is True" seems intended only for fellow die-hard Shakespearean devotees, and no one else.
Reviews: 'Dumbo,' 'Hotel Mumbai,' 'The Highwaymen' and 'The Mustang' ride into theaters this weekend, March 29
Hard to believe we are almost through the dreaded "dead zone" of movie releases (Jan through March), and that we're only a few weeks away from the next Avengers movie. Yes, Spring has sprung, and with it a whole slew of new movies, led by everybody's favorite flying elephant.
Here are reviews of films opening on Friday, March 29, 2019:
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