Movie Reviews http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/movie-reviews en Elvis & Nixon http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>An absurdist retelling of a surreal moment in American history</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>A man shows up at the White House and asks to see the president. The request gives pause to the secret service, as the man is Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon: <em>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</em>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/elvis-nixon-042816.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="54" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/elvis-nixon#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:39:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 32641 at http://www.bayweekly.com Barbershop: The Next Cut http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This comedy is a love letter and a plea to Chicago</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Calvin (Ice Cube: <em>Ride Along 2</em>) is a second-generation barber on the south side of Chicago. The shop is now co-ed with a new business partner (Regina Hall: <em>Black-ish</em>).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Barbershop-The%20Next%20Cut.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/barbershop-next-cut#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:52:54 +0000 bayweekly_master 32559 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Jungle Book http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A man cub learns the laws of the jungle in this winning family film</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Fierce tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba: <em>Zootopia</em>), slaughters a man who sought shelter in a jungle cave. But escaping Khan&rsquo;s deadly eye, a toddler survives. The panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley: <em>The Walk</em>) takes pity on the pathetic man cub.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/The%20Jungle%20Book-041416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="50" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don&#039;t have his best interests at heart. &lt;&lt;© Walt Disney Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/jungle-book#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:30:04 +0000 bayweekly_master 32462 at http://www.bayweekly.com Eye in the Sky http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><em>What is the acceptable human cost for our security?</em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>If you could kill a terrorist by drone strike, would you? If a child was in the kill zone, could you still launch the missile?<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Colonel Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren: Woman in Gold) has been obsessively tracking a terrorist. With his location finally pinpointed, she plans an elaborate capture, coordinating her British action with Kenyan and American forces.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Complications force the capture mission to be abandoned. Powell wants to go for the kill with a drone strike. But it&rsquo;s not her call.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Eye%20in%20the%20Sky-040716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helen Mirren plays a a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Ready to take out her target, the mission gets complicated when a young girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. &lt;&lt;© Entertainment One Features&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eye-sky#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 06 Apr 2016 18:55:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 32333 at http://www.bayweekly.com My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A sequel without a lot to say</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Paris Portokalos (Elena Kampouris: <em>American Odyssey</em>) longs to escape her family. Her mother, Toula (Nia Vardalos: <em>Star vs. The Forces of Evil</em>), is clingy and desperate, her grandfather pressures her to get married and make babies at 17 and the rest of them are loud and obnoxious. Paris hopes to flee to college far, far away. Her mother counters by pressuring her daughter to stay close to home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/My%20Big%20Fat%20Greek%20Wedding%202.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="74" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When the Portokalos patriarch (Michael Constantine) and matriarch (Lainie Kazan) discover their wedding was never official, it’s up to Toula (Nia Vardalo) and Ian (John Corbett) to bring everyone together for a second Big Fat Greek Wedding. &lt;&lt;© Gold Circle Films&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/my-big-fat-greek-wedding-2#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:02:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 32201 at http://www.bayweekly.com 10 Cloverfield Lane http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/10-cloverfield-lane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>John Goodman proves a horror movie lives on the power of its monster</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m going to keep you alive.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;These words chill Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Mercy Street) when she wakes up chained to the wall of an underground bunker. Her savior is Howard (John Goodman: Love the Coopers), an ex-Navy man who tells his captive that he saved her as a disaster ended most life on Earth.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/10-cloverfield-lane" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/10%20Cloverfield%20Lane.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After an apocalyptic disaster, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) find shelter of sorts in the bunker of Howard (John Goodman). &lt;&lt;© Paramount Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/10-cloverfield-lane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/10-cloverfield-lane#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:42:37 +0000 bayweekly_master 32106 at http://www.bayweekly.com Zootopia http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zootopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Disney gives kids a talk on racism that parents also need to hear</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>In the metropolis of Zootopia, predators and prey have evolved past biological impulses. Lions and lambs live together in harmony and work for the future of all mammal kind.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Everyone lives in peace, but not all things are equal. Predators tend to jobs that require forceful personalities, such as police officers or poli&shy;ticians. Prey cluster in service fields. So Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin: <em>Once Upon a Time</em>) is laughed at for dreaming of joining the Zootopia police force.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/zootopia" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/zootopia-031016_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zootopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zootopia#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:09:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 31968 at http://www.bayweekly.com Eddie the Eagle http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eddie-eagle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>One man soars toward his dream in this winning underdog tale</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Eddie Edwards (Taron Egerton: <em>Legend</em>) isn&rsquo;t a winner. With braces on his legs and thick glasses covering most of his face, Eddie doesn&rsquo;t look the Olympian. Yet that&rsquo;s his dream, and when the braces come off, training begins.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;But for what? He starts chucking javelins, attempting high jumps and lifting weights. Eddie breaks plenty of pairs of glasses &mdash; but no records &mdash; as he fumbles toward Olympic glory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/eddie-eagle" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/eddie_the_eagle-030316.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eddie-eagle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/eddie-eagle#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 04 Mar 2016 18:46:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 31910 at http://www.bayweekly.com How To Be Single http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/how-be-single <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A flawed but funny romantic comedy</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Four New York women explore the complexities of love.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Alice (Dakota Johnson: <em>50 Shades of Grey</em>) moves to the city to find herself. But single life in the big city is rough, and she can&rsquo;t get her boyfriend back. Alone and hoping for a grand romance, she restarts her search for Mr. Right.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/how-be-single" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/howtobesingle-021816.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="63" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Single girlfriends Leslie Mann, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson find different paths to love, happiness and satisfaction in the romantic comedy How To Be Single. &lt;&lt;© New Line Cinema&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/how-be-single" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/how-be-single#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:02:49 +0000 bayweekly_master 31703 at http://www.bayweekly.com Deadpool http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/deadpool <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This Ferris Bueller of superheroes shows the Marvel squares how it&rsquo;s done</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Former Special Forces soldier Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds: <em>Self/less</em>) is a terrible hero, eking out a living as a mercenary. His main interests are having sex with his girlfriend Vanessa (Morena Baccarin: <em>Gotham</em>), starting bar fights and cracking wise.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Then Wade is diagnosed with terminal cancer. To buy time with Vanessa, he signs up for experimental treatments at a shady corporate facility. Unsurprisingly, Wade is subjected to terrible things.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/deadpool" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/deadpool_with_drawing.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary (Ryan Reynolds) is subjected to a rogue ­experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool. &lt;&lt;© 20th Century Fox&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/deadpool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/deadpool#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 10 Feb 2016 21:52:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 31636 at http://www.bayweekly.com