Category Archives: Movie Review

Endearing and innocent: ‘Christopher Robin’ is a fresh spin on Disney classic

 By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    If you’ve ever wondered what happened to A.A. Milne’s Christopher   Robin after leaving the Hundred Acre Wood and its furry inhabitants   behind, Marc Forster’s “Christopher Robin” will answer all your   questions and more. Overworked and out of touch, a grown-up Christopher Robin (Ewan   McGregor) receives a well-timed surprise visit [...]

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‘Mamma Mia!” a feel-good summertime film

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” tells two stories at once. In the present day, we see Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) dealing with a surprise pregnancy while missing her mother Donna (Meryl Streep). This is paralleled with the story of a young Donna’s (Lily James) own unplanned pregnancy. Considering that [...]

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‘Fallen Kingdom’ is best sequel yet

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By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has all of the thrills and excitement associated with the original “Jurassic Park” film. There’s a modern-day twist as well with a volcano erupting on Isla Nublar (think the recent volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii). This volcano, however, is threatening to destroy [...]

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Superhero sequel well worth the wait: ‘Incredibles 2′ enjoyable for kids & adults alike

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent     It’s been 14 years since the super-powered Parr family crashed onto our movie screens, and writer/director Brad Bird has reportedly spent every minute since working on its sequel. Picking up the story mere seconds after the end of “The Incredibles,” “Incredibles 2″ focuses on Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and her [...]

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‘Ocean’s 8′ is a solid spin-off

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Ocean’s 8″ brings us back to the brilliantly risky Ocean family business in a solid spin-off of the successful “Ocean’s 11″ trilogy. Following George Clooney’s iconic role as Danny Ocean, Sandra Bullock plays his estranged sister Debbie, who has just been released from prison. She is putting together a [...]

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‘Player One’ an action-packed adventure

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    In a future on the brink of collapse, the virtual reality world of the OASIS offers an escape. When its eccentric creator dies, he hides an “Easter egg” inside the game, leaving his fortune to whomever finds it. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) is the reluctant hero who uncovers the [...]

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‘Life of the Party’ has harmless fun

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Life of the Party” follows Deanna, a middle-aged housewife whose   husband unexpectedly asks for a divorce, forcing her to take back her   own life. Deanna, played by Melissa McCarthy, responds by going back to   college and finally finishing her degree. The movie quickly checks off   most college movie clichés [...]

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‘Infinity War’ keeps you guessing

By Bret Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Avengers: Infinity War” is by far, the best meshing of superheroes yet. Marvel fans are going to be delighted to see The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora [...]

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‘Love, Simon’ is heartwarming & honest

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent    ”Love, Simon” is funny, heartwarming and refreshingly honest. Based on the young adult novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a story about a 16-year-old boy named Simon Spier (Nick Robinson). Through the one-hour, 50-minute-long film, audiences will laugh at Simon’s awkwardness and [...]

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Rewriting the stars: New musical reshapes rags-to-riches story

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    Despite a reportedly inaccurate portrayal,   award-winning actor and Broadway star Hugh   Jackman delivers an outstanding performance   as P.T. Barnum, the creator of the first circus,     in the film “The Greatest Showman.” The story  follows Barnum as he rises from a homeless, hungry orphan to a famed ringmaster. Inspired  [...]

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