'The Oath' is something to swear at, all right: the first terrible movie of the Trump Administration. There are sure to be more where this came from, but this one will be hard to bottom. A daring idea takes a nosedive.
'Ghostbusters'-for-Undiscerning-Teens strikes again—in season—with a second cinematic coming of best-selling R.L. Stine’s kid-lit horror-hokum books. Film Installment One, debuting right before All Saints’ Day of 2015, racked up a U.S. gross of $150.2 million—excuse enough for the CGI folks to scare up another monster summit.
One man’s family tree gets a sound shaking in 'Life Itself.' By any other name, this is (or would like to be) “This Is Us, Too”—ballooned to big-screen size and sprawled out over a couple of continents and many decades. Bad move, this.
A preachy, perfunctory postscript to Angelina Jolie’s 2014 bombastic biopic of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic-sized survivor of World War II, emerges from the unused, generally uninteresting portion of Laura Hillenbrand’s epic best-seller.
You’d think the man who directed 2004’s 'Finding Neverland' would be the go-to guy to helm 2017’s 'Goodbye, Christopher Robin'—but no: Marc Forster opted to cover that territory as a family-styled, Disney fiction called, simply, 'Christopher Robin.'
Swedish pop songsmiths Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA put another nickel in and give their greatest hits an exuberant re-spin, and the happy consequence is the summer screen’s number-one guilty pleasure.