Tag Archives: Adventure

Avengers: Infinity War

WHERE WILL YOU BE, WHEN IT ALL ENDS? Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) crash-lands on Earth in time to let the other Avengers know that he and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) have just faced the formidable villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) and that he’s coming to find the rest of the all-powerful Infinity Stones. The third movie in the … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

The Lost City of Z

IN 1925, PERCY FAWCETT VENTURED INTO THE AMAZON IN SEARCH OF A MYTH. WHAT HE DISCOVERED BECAME LEGENDARY.  After a strife-ridden journey to the Amazon rainforest in the early 1900s, British officer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) becomes obsessed with going back and finding a lost city of gold. Director James Gray knows his Brooklyn very … Continue reading The Lost City of Z

A Wrinkle in Time

BE A WARRIOR.  Teenager Meg Murry (Storm Reid) travels together with her six-year-old brother and a friend of hers to a different dimension where they might find out what happened to Meg’s father (Chris Pine), a scientist who disappeared four years ago. Disney’s gamble, betting on a 3D fantasy adventure directed by someone with little … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time

Mutiny on the Bounty: Battling Bligh

A THOUSAND HOURS OF HELL FOR ONE MOMENT OF LOVE! 1935 was a great year in Hollywood, so perhaps there’s no wonder that Mutiny on the Bounty only ended up winning one of the Oscars. But it wasn’t just any Oscar, but the most important one. It’s hard to think of an equally riveting adventure … Continue reading Mutiny on the Bounty: Battling Bligh

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

THE MAZE WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.  After getting out of the maze, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), Teresa (Kaya Scodelario) and the other boys are taken to a facility where everything does not seem to be right under the surface… This sequel throws the teenagers into new dangerous adventures, this time in 3D, where they also meet … Continue reading Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Black Panther: Royal Rumble

LONG LIVE THE KING.  At the premiere of this entry in the Marvel franchise, the praise was universal and looked a little bit like how Get Out (2017) was received. Not only were both movies hailed as excellent genre examples, but critics and reporters also frequently pointed out how important they were in the aftermath … Continue reading Black Panther: Royal Rumble

Peter Rabbit

BORN TO BE WILD.  After the death of Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill), Peter Rabbit and his friends consider his vegetable garden theirs for the taking… but then the old man’s nephew (Domhnall Gleeson) arrives. Potter purists may object to this modernized adaptation of her work, but it isn’t remotely as offensive as some would claim. … Continue reading Peter Rabbit

Coco: A Visit to the Land of the Dead

THE CELEBRATION OF A LIFETIME.  The world premiere of Coco took place in Morelia, Mexico, not Hollywood. During the making of the film, Pixar’s talents went south of the border to learn more about the culture and folk art, to find the right inspiration and local color for their tale about the Day of the … Continue reading Coco: A Visit to the Land of the Dead

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

THE GAME HAS EVOLVED.  Four teenagers are sucked into a mysterious video game that transports them to a jungle where they are physically transformed into the avatars they chose; now they have a mission to complete. A belated sequel to Jumanji (1995) that initially makes a half-hearted stab at connecting with the original, but the … Continue reading Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle