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Only children and major Pokémon fans are going to find something to enjoy in the lightweight but innovative “Detective Pikachu”. The film has the depth of a straight-to-DVD kiddie cartoon, but … more
If you’re looking for some counter-programming to escape the "Avengers: Endgame" hype, then the new romantic comedy "Long Shot" is pretty charming. “Long Shot” doesn’t break the mold or … more
Stop-motion animation might be a lost art form, but “Missing Link” from Laika studios proves the style is still very fun to watch. Laika has been putting out small, under-appreciated stop-motion … more
“Avengers: Endgame” is the real deal. It’s the grand finale that lives up to all of the hype and excitement, and then delivers even more. As the final chapter in a decade’s worth of Marvel … more
Even though it’s a comic book movie reboot that nobody was really asking for, the new “Hellboy” is still a pretty fun supernatural action film with an entertaining lead character. Just don’t … more
“Shazam!” is good, old-fashioned superhero moviemaking that revels in the childlike glee of what it would be like to actually get super-powers. In a movie market crowded with superhero films, … more
As the first of Disney’s parade of live action adaptations to come out this year, “Dumbo” is a sour sign of what’s to come. Dark, off-putting and poorly written, “Dumbo” is torn between … more
The hotly anticipated horror film “Us” has arrived in theaters to deliver a creepy, unsettling and wickedly creative thriller. “Us” is the second film from new horror mastermind Jordan Peele, … more
“Captive State” is a dour, unfocused film that has a lot of really neat sci-fi ideas, but ultimately fails to execute them all that well. I don’t know enough about the film to blame it on the … more
The Marvel superhero movies are practically a dynasty at this point, and “Captain Marvel” is another high-flying feather in their cap. It may not have the emotional impact of an Avengers film, … more
So the WWE is making movies about itself now? “Fighting with my Family” could either be the start of a new get-rich-quick scheme by the infamous Vince McMahon, or it could just be a nice little … more
Don’t let the big cartoon eyes fool you, “Alita: Battle Angel” is a legitimately entertaining and action-packed flick worthy of braving the winter cold to take in. This time of year is normally … more
“How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World” brings the series to a satisfying and heart-warming conclusion. Opening day for the new threequel was packed at Rome Cinemas 8, with parents and … more
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” doesn’t quite reach the surprising magic of the first film in the franchise, but it comes really close to the humor, music and heart. The first “LEGO … more
With 10 Oscar nominations to its credit, “The Favourite” finally arrived at Rome Cinemas 8 this month to prove that the Academy really loves weird, artsy movies. “The Favourite” is not … more
“Glass” is a weird film, but it works well as a sequel to writer and director M. Night Shyamalan’s earlier hit films, “Unbreakable” and “Split”. Superhero movies are all the rage these … more
With a deft hand and an earnest attempt to entertain, the Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” ultimately fails to be a movie worth subjecting yourself to. How much do you really want to sit through two … more
Did somebody say “soft reboot”? Luckily for the aging and much-maligned Transformers movie franchise, their new flick, “Bumblebee”, is actually a rather pleasant little film and could lead to … more
More than 50 years after the beloved original, “Mary Poppins Returns” is a largely forgettable, overly saccharine and utterly unnecessary sequel. It’s all style and little substance. A spoonful … more
“Aquaman” is pure delightful madness. It’s scale and spectacle is unmatched by any other movie in recent memory. But it’s also weirdly obsessed with reciting all the complicated little … more
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