MOVIE REVIEW | “Midway” Offers Much Truth in Story of Key WWII Battle

By Bob Palmer The first mistake you will probably make in evaluating “Midway” is to compare it to the 1976 movie with the same name. The 20th-century version starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Glen Ford and Hal Holbrook. The 2019 release has Woody Harrelson and Dennis Quaid at the top of the bill.… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Midway” Offers Much Truth in Story of Key WWII Battle

MOVIE REVIEW | Terminator: Dark Fate’s New Action Saves Warmed Over Plot

Linda Hamilton returns as the ass-kicking Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate. A direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the film is pretty much a retread of that storyline. The plot is unoriginal and disappointing with an abrupt start. But slick visual effects coupled with monster action scenes deliver the eye-popping wow factor. Deadpool… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | Terminator: Dark Fate’s New Action Saves Warmed Over Plot

MOVIE REVIEW | “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Offers New Take On Old Tale

By Bob Palmer     Relax. You will enjoy this “Maleficent.” The Disney creation directed by Joachim Rønning stars Angelina Jolie in the title role and Elle Fanning as Aurora. It is a sequel to the 2014 film “Maleficent,” with Jolie returning to portray the title role. The story touches bases with the Sleeping Beauty… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Offers New Take On Old Tale

MOVIE REVIEW | Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Double Role May Have Asked Too Much

By Bob Palmer For a Will Smith–Ang Lee action movie, “Gemini Man” is a huge disappointment. Even a subpar Smith-Lee collaboration, however, can be very entertaining. Both Smith and Lee know their art and can produce tight, action movies with the ease of Donald Trump making a Tweet. I believe two factors affected this uneven… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Double Role May Have Asked Too Much

MOVIE REVIEW | “Animated ‘Addams Family’ Travels Well-Worn Path”

It’s creepy. It’s spooky. It’s dark. It’s depressing. It’s the perfect home for “The Addams Family.” Fans of the 1964 television show and cartoons in the “New Yorker” that preceded the TV series will find little joy in the 2019 animated version. John Astin is sorely missed as Gomez Adams and the clever wit that… Read More MOVIE REVIEW | “Animated ‘Addams Family’ Travels Well-Worn Path”