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SHAZAM! *** out of five stars The first comic book hero that was named Captain Marvel (don't ask, it's a long story) comes to the big screen in the latest film from DC Entertainment. Billy Batson (played by Asher Angel) is a good-hearted but troubled more
Movie Review By John Pannozzi Avengers: Endgame **** out of five stars The grand finale to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first decade is finally here. How does the ending of an era for Earth's Greatest Heroes stack up against all their previous more
AVENGERS: ENDGAME * * * * (The Ultimate Marvel Movie) The parking lots were overflowing at Warwick Mall last Thursday night as Avengers fans flocked to sold-out preview showings of the much-anticipated final chapter of the Avengers' saga. Checking the more
AMAZING GRACE * * * * (1972 concert film) We went to church on Good Friday: the Los Angeles New Temple Mission Baptist Church, site of a 1972 gospel concert by Aretha Franklin, shown on the screen at the Avon Cinema. The concert (actually two concerts) more
PENGUINS * * * * (Disney Earth Day feature film) For the past 10 years we have been looking forward to Disney's Earth Day feature film. This year it is Penguins. The Antarctic Adelie Penguin, to be precise. Screenwriter David Fowler (no relation, more
Movie Review By JOHN PANNOZZI Us **** out of five stars Writer-director Jordan Peele's eagerly-awaited follow-up to his hit Get Out returns to the world of societal horror, but with some new twists. One fateful summer, the Wilson family heads off to more
MISSING LINK * * * (Clever family cartoon comedy with message) Missing Link makes for a perfect family movie for April vacation week. Even teenagers may like it. Zack Galifianakis is the voice of Mr. Link, that missing link in the chain between animals more
PET SEMATARY* * ½ (Unsettling, ghoulish take on King’s novel)Yes, kids, “cemetery” is spelled incorrectly. But that’s the least of the worries for parents whose kids … more
SHAZAM! * * (Silly, sloppy, superhero flick) Shazam! can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a dark story or a silly comedy. It succeeds at neither. Asher Angel plays Billy Batson, a 14-year-old foster child who visits a very dark place and is more
DUMBO (Dark Disney classic) * * * Everyone remembers the Disney cartoon about the baby elephant with ears big enough to help him fly. Tim Burton has remade the story using live action with some very good special effects and some very dark moments, which more
GLORIA BELL * * * (Middle age angst) Julianne Moore stars as Gloria, a middle-aged (late 50s) divorced woman with baggage who finds romance with a middle-aged divorced man (John Turturro) with much more baggage. Both have two grown children. His won't more
HOTEL MUMBAI * * (Horrifying, disturbing, true terrorist story) The most disturbing thing about Hotel Mumbai" is that it is based on a true story of the attack on the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai in 2008. Director Anthony Maras pulls no punches in" more
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