Category Archives: Movie Review

’47 Meters’ is intense, action-packed

By Kaitlyn Parham Times-News correspondent “47 Meters Down” is a thrilling depiction of the horrors that accompany a recreational activity in paradise gone wrong. This realistic fiction film is guaranteed to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats with a racing heart rate. Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) relax on [...]

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‘Wonder Woman’ is a wonder to behold

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent   In her first title role, Gal Gadot reprises Wonder Woman, as first seen in  the 2016 action blockbuster “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” She  will play this beloved heroine once again in the upcoming Justice League  movie to be released this November. The statuesque 32-year-old, martial  arts-trained Gadot [...]

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Latest ‘Pirates’ is quirky, action-packed

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent     “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, aligns well with the previous movies. It is action-packed and filled with Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) quirkiness. With a strong female presence throughout, Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) played [...]

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Catchy songs & lovable characters

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  The Disney animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” is now a long-awaited modern screenplay with catchy songs and lovable characters. This rendition of the movie sticks close with the original storyline but has a much darker theme, with a sad backstory behind both Belle and the Beast and a fair [...]

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New twist on Disney princess films: ‘Moana’ may inspire you to be brave

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent  Disney has a new film heroine in “Moana.” This beautiful movie is a story following Polynesian chief’s daughter, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), and her quest to set things right on her native island of Motunui with the help of the tough but lovable demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). So what stands out [...]

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Another side of Wizarding World: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ shocks Harry Potter fans

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has shocked Harry Potter fans. As you follow Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), the protagonist of this story, and his adventure to America that went horribly wrong, you begin to see another side of the Wizarding World. If you have heard of Harry Potter, [...]

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‘Doctor Strange’ brings magic to Marvel

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent  After capturing fans’ fascination in several movies and TV series, Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of Marvel Comics’ new movie, “Doctor Strange.” In this latest Marvel production, Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch), a renowned  neurosurgeon, suffers from severe nerve damage to his hands, leaving them permanently shaking. When none of the [...]

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‘Miss Peregrine’s’ filled with spectacular roles

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent  “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” was originally a novel written by Ransom Riggs and is now a movie directed by Tim Burton. It is the first installment of a trilogy, along with two other New York Times best-selling books, “Hollow City” and “Library of Souls.” The movie has an [...]

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‘Suicide Squad’ blurs line between good & evil

Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent  “Suicide Squad” is based around six villains who are hired by a secret government agency to complete a dangerous black operation mission in exchange for 10 years off their prison sentence. Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. Why? Because they’re bad guys trying to be good. Harley Quinn [...]

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‘Central Intelligence’ is an action-packed comedy

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    Two of the biggest movie stars today combine in an action-packed comedy that will have you laughing out loud. In “Central Intelligence,” Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart), a superstar at his high school, is now in what he feels is a dead-end job. Calvin feels as if he has wasted [...]

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