Category Archives: Movie Review

‘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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‘Finding Dory’ a delightful family film

Reviewed by Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent    The movie we have been waiting on for 13 years has finally hit theaters. “Finding Dory” is the sequel to the 2003 Oscar-Winning film, “Finding Nemo.” The movie brings joy to all ages for the great characters and amazing story. It is filled with humor, exciting moments, and [...]

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‘Apocalypse’ expands evolving ‘X-Men’ franchise

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Summer has arrived and the astonishing X-Men are back in an all-new universe. Veteran “X-Men” director Bryan Singer returns with a familiar cast and some fresh faces for the third “X-Men” film. Picking up 10 years after the timeline was reset in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: [...]

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‘Civil War’ brings fresh faces to franchise

By Jordan Carey Times-News correspondent    “Captain America: Civil War” begins where the previous Marvel movie, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” left off: Steve Rodgers (Chris Evans) setting off to find his missing friend, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). Complications arise when Steve and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) fail to see eye-to-eye after The United Nations [...]

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Latest ‘Jungle Book’ sticks to the bare necessities

Reviewed by Lily Pope Times-News correspondent    Disney’s new release, “The Jungle Book,” transports moviegoers into the jungle and life of young Mowgli (Neel Sethi). For an hour and 45 minutes, viewers are brought back to the simple bare necessities and can forget their worries with Mowgli’s action-packed adventures. Mowgli was the son of a [...]

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‘The 5th Wave’ is fast-paced, emotional

Commentary by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    To teenagers, everything feels like the end of the world, but imagine if the end of the world actually happened. In “The 5th Wave,” you will watch the end of the world unfold through the eyes of many different characters such as Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) and [...]

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True story will fill audience with ‘Joy’

Reviewed by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “Joy” is an inspirational movie for young women starring well-known actress Jennifer Lawrence from “The Hunger Games” franchise and “Silver Linings Playbook.” The film is based on the real-life story of Joy Mangano, a home-shopping entrepreneur, who created the Miracle Mop. Filled with funny moments, mostly involving [...]

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‘Force Awakens’ pulls from the past, looks to future

Reviewed by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” tells the story of a young adult, Rey, (played by Daisy Ridley) who grows up in a troubled galaxy on a little desert world in the middle of nowhere. She meets a forgotten old man, who once was a [...]

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Suspenseful ‘Mockingjay’ shines

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy finally comes to a long-awaited but bittersweet conclusion in “Mockingjay, Part 2.” The film resumes its storyline exactly where the first “Mockingjay” movie left off, beginning the final leg of the story in an almost anticlimactic manner. Though there are a [...]

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