Movie Reviews http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/movie-reviews en It Comes at Night http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Fear is the monster in this clever &shy;psychological horror 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>Disease is sweeping the country. How it started or can be prevented, these are mysteries. The only thing anyone knows for sure is that once you catch it, you&rsquo;re dead.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Paul (Joel Edgerton: <em>Loving</em>) is the patriarch of a family trying to survive this modern plague. He sequesters his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo: <em>Alien: Covenant</em>) and son in a cabin in the woods, banking on isolation to protect them from the disease that has nearly destroyed humanity. The family spends quiet days foraging for food, purifying water and keeping the house secure.</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/it-comes-night" 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/It%20Comes%20at%20Night-061517.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"> Will (Christopher Abbott) and Paul (Joel Edgerton) forge an uneasy alliance in a house to keep evil at bay during the apocalypse. &lt;&lt;© Animal Kingdom&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 38628 at http://www.bayweekly.com Wonder Woman http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Women finally get their hero in this &shy;triumphant DC Comic adaptation</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>Amazons have thrived for centuries on the island of Themyscira, content to train for battle and broaden their minds with language and philosophy. This matriarchal society follows rules: no men and no leaving.</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/wonder-woman" 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/wonder-woman-060817.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:09:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 38494 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Lovers http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Infidelity might be the best way to mend a marriage</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>Mary (Debra Winger: <em>The Ranch</em>) and Michael (Tracy Letts: <em>Divorce</em>) are roommates who happen to be married. They barely speak, never eat together and sleep at far corners of the bed. Both seem utterly inconvenienced when they must occupy the same room.</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/lovers" 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%20Lovers-bedroom-060117.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"> Ready to end their marriage, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts find they still have chemistry. &lt;&lt;© A24&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:26:20 +0000 bayweekly_master 38373 at http://www.bayweekly.com Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Better than average for a series that should have ended with the first 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>Henry Turner (Brendan Thwaites: <em>Gods of Egypt</em>) grew up knowing that his father, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom: <em>Unlocked</em>) was cursed to spend eternity as Davey Jones&rsquo; replacement at the bottom of the sea. Obsessed with freeing dad and reuniting his family, he scours the legends of the sea for a loophole to allow his father to surface.</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/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales" 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/Pirates-052517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="42" 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"> Deadly ghost pirates seek to kill every pirate at sea — particularly Captain Jack Sparrow. &lt;&lt;© Walt Disney Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 26 May 2017 15:59:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 38248 at http://www.bayweekly.com Alien: Covenant http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/alien-covenant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Ridley Scott is more interested in philosophy than chills in this latest sequel</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>Leaving Earth in search of a habitable planet, The Covenant carries a crew of married couples plus 2,000 colonists and a few trays of embryos. While the crew and passengers hypersleep, android Walter (Michael Fassbender: Assassin&rsquo;s Creed) cares for the ship.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;A disaster ends the crew&rsquo;s slumbers.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The crippled Covenant&rsquo;s luck improves when the crew finds a habitable planet nearby. Shall they take a look?</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/alien-covenant" 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/alien-051817.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" 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 crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark and dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape. &lt;&lt;© Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/alien-covenant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/alien-covenant#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 18 May 2017 14:37:24 +0000 bayweekly_master 38154 at http://www.bayweekly.com Snatched http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/snatched <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>This mother-daughter comedy is good for a few laughs</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>Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer: <em>Inside Amy Schumer</em>) is a train wreck. Fired from her retail job and dumped by her boyfriend, she&rsquo;s reduced to posting selfies on Instagram. Her digital success has not earned her friends, so her only willing companion on a non-refundable trip to Ecuador is her mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn: <em>The Banger Sisters</em>), the one person who has never told her no.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;A bit of a shut-in who still takes care of Emily&rsquo;s agoraphobic man-child of a brother, Linda reluctantly agrees.</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/snatched" 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/Snatched-051117.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" 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 her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, Emily (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results. &lt;&lt; © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/snatched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/snatched#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 17 May 2017 13:56:59 +0000 bayweekly_master 38034 at http://www.bayweekly.com Free Fire http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/free-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>An arms deal goes hilariously wrong in this spirited spoof</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 1970s, the IRA needs weapons to fight the English. Chris (Cillian Murphy: <em>Anthropoid</em>) and Frank (Michael Smiley: <em>Rogue One</em>) are charged with procuring machine guns. Gun broker Justine (Brie Larson: <em>Kong: Skull Island</em>) makes arrangements with fellow broker Ord (Armie Hammer: <em>Nocturnal Animals</em>) to meet with notoriously odd gun dealer Vernon (Sharlto Copley: <em>Powers</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/free-fire" 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/FreeFire-042717.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" 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"> Cillian Murphy, Sam Riley and Michael ­Smiley in Free Fire. &lt;&lt;© Protagonist Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/free-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/free-fire#comments Movie Reviews Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:36:24 +0000 bayweekly_master 37823 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Promise http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/promise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Silly romance mars an important subject</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 mountain villages of Turkey, Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac: <em>X-Men: Apocalypse</em>) is an apothecary with dreams of earning a medical degree. Financing his studies with the dowry from an arranged marriage, he promises to return to his fiancée in two years as a doctor.</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/promise" 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-Promise-042017.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"> Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Mikael (Oscar Isaac), Ana (Charlotte Le Bon) and Chris (Christian Bale). &lt;&lt;© Open Road Films&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/promise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/promise#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:04:27 +0000 bayweekly_master 37725 at http://www.bayweekly.com Smurfs: The Lost Village http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/smurfs-lost-village <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bright colors and silly humor will entertain children but test <em><strong>adults&#39;</strong></em> fortitude</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>The Smurfs are pretty bored. Seeking adventure are best friends Brainy (voiced by Danny Pudi: <em>Powerless</em>), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer: <em>The Middle</em>), Hefty (Joe Maganiello: <em>Drunk Parents</em>) and Smurfette (Demi Lovato: <em>From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series</em>). Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin: <em>Homeland</em>) tries to keep them from getting into too much trouble. It&rsquo;s a simple life, until an accident shows the young Smurfs a world outside.</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/smurfs-lost-village" 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/Smurfs-%20The%20Lost%20Village.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" 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 mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. &lt;&lt;© Sony Pictures Animation&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/smurfs-lost-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/smurfs-lost-village#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:32:56 +0000 bayweekly_master 37592 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Zookeeper’s Wife http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zookeeper%E2%80%99s-wife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Humans prove to be the real animals in this dramatic war 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>In 1939 Warsaw, the Zabinski family &mdash; Jan (Johan Heldenbergh: <em>The Tunnel</em>) and Antonina (Jessica Chastain: <em>Miss Sloane</em>) &mdash; run a popular zoo.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Their world is destroyed by invading German tanks and planes. Carpet bombings of the city empty cages, loosing wild animals on the city to be shot down by the Nazis.</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/zookeeper%E2%80%99s-wife" 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%20Zookeepers%20Wife-040617.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="65" 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 invading Nazis lay waste to their family zoo, Johan Heldenbergh and Jessica Chastain use it as a sanctuary for Jews. &lt;&lt;© Focus Features&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zookeeper%E2%80%99s-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/zookeeper%E2%80%99s-wife#comments Movie Reviews Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:12:53 +0000 bayweekly_master 37575 at http://www.bayweekly.com