Category Archives: Movie Review

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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‘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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