LEGO Movie 2 misses magical click but still sticks
Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2 - The Second Part
The absurdist edge and creative intelligence that made the first LEGO movie a masterpiece is eclipsed by shallow self-awareness and plastic brick branding, but the Second Part still builds a world of enchantment by piecing together sibling rivalries with heart.
A Wrinkle in Time Offers Waking Daydream
Movie review: A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay’s big-budget Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s teen classic takes an earnest route through fairyland and physics, making for a strangely static ride and a Mardi Gras parade of bejewelled movie stars.
Despicable Me 3 Loses Its Despicability
Movie Review: Despicable Me 3
The latest episode in the animated family films adds a former child star, a twin brother, and a trip to Fredonia. Thank heavens the Minions are still around to create chaos
A Superhero Sans Pants
Movie Review: Captain Underpants
Who cares about London or France when you've got a superhero rocking underpants? Dav Pilkey's potty-obsessed character makes a memorable debut with as much fart as he has heart
For whom the cowbell? Trolls!
Movie review: Trolls
If you ever wondered what it would be like to drop acid in the middle of a Michaels craft store, Trolls is all glitter and felt as it scrapbooks happiness to a dance beat
Cozy, crazy: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Movie review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Tim Burton returns to his haunted wheelhouse with a melancholy kid's tale about gifted outsiders searching for a sense of family and belonging as the world blows apart
Pete’s Dragon rekindles kid imagination
Movie review: Pete’s Dragon
Pulling inspiration from childhood touchstones such as Puff the Magic Dragon, The Jungle Book and Lassie, David Lowery's remake of Pete's Dragon may play to a familiar formula, but it's still warm and fuzzy and fun to cuddle
Peeved Pets Avoid Animated Irritations
Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Life of Pets offers warm, fuzzy reflection on what it means to be human by immersing us in the animal world where money has less value than an old sock, a bowl of kibble or a tender, loving touch