A sequel to 'The Shining,' 'Love Actually' for a new generation and more new movies in theaters
New in Theaters
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Watch the trailer to the sequel to "The Shining" now:
Because every few years we need another "Love Actually."
Reviews for this mediocre World War II film have fallen "midway" between good and bad. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *deep breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
"Playing With Fire"
It’s certainly got tear-jerker moments, but this is largely a feel-good farewell to fans. I can’t imagine there are many going in cold the way I did, but if you enjoy earnest British-ness, like me, this one’s a winner. (3 stars)
“Hustlers” is a familiar rise-and-fall crime caper concept with some layers, and it manages to say a lot without being preachy. In fact, it’s so consistently entertaining, funny and flashy, you might not even get some of the messages. (4 stars)
A biting, irreverent political satire meets a coming-of-age story, it’s full of “Should we be laughing at this?” humor that gives way to a surprising sweetness. New Zealand director Taika Waititi’ had a big hill to climb with this movie’s premise, but he’s made the best film of his career so far, and one of the very best of 2019. (5 stars)
“Joker” is also sure to be one of the most divisive movies of the year. Reactions will range from calling it a classic to calling it trash, and there’s a case to be made for everything in between. But it’s a movie where, at least to this critic, the ambitions and audacity outweigh the flaws. (5 stars)
Renee Zellweger dives deep into Garland’s last days. Addiction to alcohol and barbiturates have rendered Garland wildly unpredictable and undependable as a performer, a factor that also led to her decline in Hollywood years prior. Zellweger captures both the gigantic personality of Garland and her deep vulnerability. The performance is plenty big, but she also thrives in the small moments. (3 stars)
It’s a masterclass of claustrophobic tension and a showcase for two outstanding actors to push their limits. And when one of those actors is Willem Dafoe, you know those limits are pretty far out. (4 stars)
"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"
Director Robert Stromberg, working from a script adapted by Linda Woolverton, keeps a lot of plates spinning, setting up special effects oohs and ahhs and eventual epic battle sequences. “Mistress of Evil” is seldom boring, but it’s often just kind of there. (2 stars)