Ever since "The Notebook" in 2004, film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks' novels have descended into benign, prepackaged comfort food.
That rustling sound you hear is Jane Austen and her crinolines. They're spinning in the grave they share over a transgression called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" (Screen Gems).
Though it boosts family values and the importance of teamwork, the animated adventure "Kung Fu Panda 3" (Fox) also incorporates non-scriptural philosophical ideas that might confuse the impressionable youngsters at whom it's primarily aimed.
"The mind is its own place, and in itself/Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." These words from poet John Milton's 17th-century epic "Paradise Lost" capture at least one theme of the…
If your idea of entertainment is watching Leonardo DiCaprio gorge on the raw liver of a freshly killed buffalo, then "The Revenant" is for you.
This is one dreary bag of hot gas, without a single breakout monologue to give the story some memorable polish.
Thanks to an accessible plot, "Star Wars" neophytes, if they exist, won't find themselves adrift in a forbiddingly alien galaxy, however far away.
While director Jason Moore apparently aims to make a point about the need to grow up, the movie he helms could hardly be more juvenile.
Initially interesting but quickly exhausted, this morally ambiguous descent into London's underworld of the 1960s offers diminishing returns.
With "In the Heart of the Sea", the real-life events that helped inspire Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" become the basis for a polished and exciting adventure.