"Spy" is a thoroughly satisfying comedy that answers the complaints I had about such clunkers as "Get Hard" and "Hot Pursuit." Here is a comedy that almost never runs out of gas, and for most of its running time, it's clever, highly entertaining and - most importantly - very funny.
A documentary about Cold War hockey leads a mixed bag of new movies released this week on Blu-ray and DVD.
How much is too much when it comes to violence in movies that are clearly aimed at kids?
When “Jurassic Park” premiered 22 years ago — almost exactly to the day — it transformed visual effects in movies.
Information for parents about the film "Jurassic World":
When “Jurassic Park” came out in 1993, it was the most scientifically accurate depiction of dinosaurs ever put on film.
“When Marnie Was There” is a curious piece of Japanese animation based on a novel by a British author.
Halfway through “Jurassic World,” two characters stumble on the ruins of the original Jurassic Park headquarters. Everything is dark and overgrown with foliage, and the familiar “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” banner still lies in tatters on the floor.
It may not seem like it when you get stuck in particularly heinous traffic or spend an afternoon waiting in line at the DMV, but the world is full of inspiring people doing remarkable things. Luckily for us, it’s not that difficult to be reminded of that fact; all you need is Netflix. In between binge-watching episodes of “Friends” or “Daredevil,” you can turn on one of these five documentaries that are sure to lift your spirits and restore your faith in humanity.
DISTRICT 13 — The Hunger Games movie franchise will come to a close in November, and it's easily one of the most anticipated films of 2015. While we still have to wait in agony for nearly half a year before we get to see the finale, we can at least now find a small amount of comfort in a trailer with new footage for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2."
“I feel that when I jump off a cliff, I’m obeying (the) laws of the universe.”
THE PARKING LOT — We’ve all seen it, a car parked illegally while the rest of us are just trying to follow the law. Because none of us have ever parked illegally, right?
Before everything went digital, watching a TV show at a time other than when it was broadcast required the ability to stop the digital clock from blinking “12:00” on your VCR. Then you had to set a timer and get a tape and hope that you weren’t recording over a home video or something.
“Rizzoli & Isles” keeps on rolling through season five, and “Justified” comes to an end with season six, both newly released on home video this week.
"Ted 2" might be considered something of a disappointment for people who really enjoyed the first one. This sequel doesn't nearly reach the hilarious heights of the original and instead is satiated with a by-the-numbers script.
So I bought a CD this week.
DANCEVILLE — Some things are cute; others are adorable; and some are nearly unquantifiable. This video falls into the latter.
Liberty County native and musician Dakota Woods will play at 6 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Harris Restaurant on Victory Drive in Savannah as part of the Savannah Songwriter Series.
Information for parents about the film "Terminator Genisys":
“TERMINATOR GENISYS” — 2 1/2 stars — Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons; PG-13 (sci-fi violence, partial nudity, language); in general release
“Inside Out” was released recently to the critical accolades and audience adoration reminiscent of Pixar’s early days. Some critics said it was without question the best thing Pixar has ever released and went as far as to call “Inside Out” the studio’s masterpiece.
Turns out being a bridesmaid is taxing in more ways than one.
FAMILY TIME — This weekend we celebrate Independence Day. Whether you are headed out of town or staying close to home, most families have some big plans to celebrate our country.
I don’t think there’s anyone reading this article that isn’t aware people die in the latest Jurassic chapter.
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
Three new videos demonstrate an interesting trend for children’s shows — feature-length cartoons and live-action movies that debut on multiple non-theatrical platforms, meaning DVD and/or Blu-ray, along with various streaming sites.
If you know the quote “I am the Whistler, and I know many things,” you know what to expect with 1940s “Whistler” movies, some of which are on home video for the first time.
'Inside Out' (PG) — 4 stars