Movie Review: “Ad Astra”

Movie Review: “Ad Astra”

I’ll cut to the chase: “Ad Astra” is the most boring movie of 2019, ponderous and slow-moving. How slow? It makes “2001: A Space Odyssey” look like an action-filled romp. It is so bad that I’m going to spoil parts of it and not feel...
Movie Review: “Dolemite Is My Name”

Movie Review: “Dolemite Is My Name”

It’s the mid-1970s, and record shop assistant manager Rudy Ray Moore (Eddie Murphy) desperately wants to be a star, but can’t even get the in-store DJ to play his songs. He’s also having no luck doing standup comedy as the opening act for a band at a...
Movie Review: “Gemini Man”

Movie Review: “Gemini Man”

“Gemini Man” opens onboard a high-speed train rolling through the countryside in Belgium. I happen to have been on a train just like that a few weeks ago, and was amazed at how smooth it was even though we were traveling at 185mph. Inside the movie’s...
Movie Review: “Lucy In The Sky”

Movie Review: “Lucy In The Sky”

“Lucy In The Sky” is loosely based on the 2007 story of Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut who got so jealous of her boyfriend’s lover that she followed them from Houston to Orlando and tried to kidnap the woman. It was a pretty good tabloid story enhanced...
Movie Review: “Judy”

Movie Review: “Judy”

Judy Garland had one of the great voices of the 20th century, but her battles with pills, alcohol, and men derailed her life. If you already knew that, there’s only one reason to see the new movie, “Judy,” and that’s Renee Zellweger’s...
Movie Review: “Official Secrets”

Movie Review: “Official Secrets”

In 1989, the British parliament passed The Official Secrets Act, which made it illegal for anyone in the intelligence services or a government contractor to reveal memos of other orders that had been deemed Secret or Confidential. In 2003, Katherine Gun broke that...