Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium, but she concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.
Idiosyncratic and superficially blasphemous satire presents a fantastical parable which works on several levels and manages to entertain and endear at the same time.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.
Suspenseful crime thriller with an impossibly construed plot that it's only credulity by Denzel Washington's performance of a corrupt cop we're supposed to like.
Halliwell (no star): "Unoriginal thriller, given a classier treatment than it merits."
Maltin**: "This film noir wannabe would have been made effortlessly in the 1940 and '50s but seems heavy-handed and overly contrived here. Lathan is a fine femme fatale but Washington is the last person you's cast as a patsy."
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
The owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory, and as he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices.
Likeable lively, but rather simple-minded comedy romance entertains, but is marred by - too much music!
Halliwell (no star): "Thin Capraesque comedy which needed more determined handling."
Maltin**: "Very minor item...Stewart called this his worst movie!"
In 2028 Detroit, when a man - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Not bad as a well-made sci-fi actioner, but lacking any of the original's biting satire and humor.
Maltin**: "Slick but hollow remake...Brazilian director Padilha's U.S. debut confirms that he can stage action scenes, but someone should have improved the superficial and humorless screenplay."