Friday, February 17, 2017

THE GREAT WALL

Hunted European mercenaries William Garin (Matt Damon) and Pero Tovar (Pedro Pascal), searching for black powder, are taken prisoner at the Great Wall of China by the military Nameless Order. They get caught up in the battle to defend the country from an army of supernatural creatures.

Massive sets, lavish costumes, outstanding special effects and a cast of thousands can't keep this wannabe epic fantasy from tumbling down. With a budget of $135 million, this is the most expensive film shot mostly in China and the first

A UNITED KINGDOM

In the late 1940s, King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) fell in love with Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London. Their interracial marriage at the beginning of apartheid in South Africa created an international incident that changed the course of African history.

Strong performances by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike raise the quality of this by-the-numbers look at a fascinating true-life story. Unfortunately, the political unrest between the British government and the South Africans and the disapproval on both sides that resulted from this forbidden union take a

Thursday, February 9, 2017

FIFTY SHADES DARKER

After breaking off her romance with Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) takes a job in Seattle at a publishing firm. But Christian can't live without Ana and makes an aggressive attempt to win her back. Standing in his way are her new boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and Grey's own past.

More sex, dangerous situations and a hint of mystery make this high quality soft-core porn slightly better than

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2

Bound by a blood oath to the ruthless Santino D'Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio), hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back into the deadly profession. With D'Antonio looking to take control of an international assassins' guild, Wick must travel to Rome and face the world's deadliest killers to accomplish his mission.

Cutting right to the chase, this latest chapter in the life of John Wick is a bloody good show. Chad Stahelski, who directed 2014's "John Wick" with David Leitch, returns to pile up

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE

Used to working alone, Batman (the voice of Will Arnett) may need some help to save Gotham City from destruction. The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) is looking to become the Caped Crusader's most hated enemy and has put a plan in motion to accomplish his mission. Bruce Wayne's newly adopted orphan Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), Alfred the Butler (Ralph Fiennes), Commissioner James Gordon (Hector Elizondo) and Gordon's daughter Barbara (Rosario Dawson) are ready to defend the city.

While not quite as awesome and creative as 2014's "The Lego Movie", this stand-alone Batman adventure is absolutely