New release: "Miles Ahead" This nontraditional biopic of the life of Miles Davis is getting mixed reaction, although the consensus is Don Cheadle's performance is pretty great.
This nontraditional biopic of the life of Miles Davis is getting mixed reaction, although the consensus is Don Cheadle's performance is pretty great.
"Everybody Wants Some!!"
Richard Linklater's laid-back and funny "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed and Confused," set in a Texas college in the early '80s, delivers the same kind of charms. (3½ stars)
"The Jungle Book"
Jon Favreau did a great job directing this CGI-created "live action" version of the beloved story, and the voice casting, including Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, is pretty much genius. (3½ stars)
"Ghostbusters" in 70mm
The Gateway Film Center continues to make good use of its 70mm projector, this week bringing in the 1984 comedy to help get you warmed up for the female-led reboot arriving later this summer.
Also in theaters:
An entire movie shot in the style of a first-person shooter, it tells the tale of a man who is resurrected from death and must save his wife from an army of bio-engineered soldiers. Yup.
An unfortunately low-brow offering from the talented Melissa McCarthy, it's disappointing that this wasn't better, because there is some great chemistry with co-star Kristen Bell (2½ stars)
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
This tent-pole superhero mashup had a monster opening because marketing and fanboys, but its rapid box-office decline is a pretty good indicator of how good it actually is. (2 stars)
Evolved animals living in cross-species harmony in this charming computer-animated offering from Disney (3 stars).