Reprising his role as dispenser of do-it-yourself justice Robert McCall, Denzel Washington once again imagines that vengeance is his in “The Equalizer 2” (Columbia), director Antoine Fuqua’s follow-up to his 2014 thriller.
Way back in 1958, James Stewart’s character struggled with vertigo in the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. But he had it easy compared to Dwayne Johnson’s ex-U.S. military security expert Will Sawyer in “Skyscraper” (Universal).
A love of violence for its own sake, a profoundly dishonest attempt to disguise itself as a political allegory and reverse racism characterize “The First Purge” (Universal), a despicable bit of slaughter porn.
There’s plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (Disney).
Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in “Gotti” (Vertical Entertainment).
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (Universal) director J.A. Bayona’s follow-up to the 2015 reboot of the hugely successful franchise ratchets up the mayhem and adds a bit more gore but keeps the on-again, off-again central romance refreshingly innocent.
Going only by its title, kids may mistake “Superfly” (Columbia) for the latest Marvel or DC Comics-based adventure involving a mutant. But the AARP set will recall director Gordon Park Jr.’s 1972 blaxploitation feature “Super Fly,” perhaps best remembered today for Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack (“Freddy’s Dead,” etc.).
The first family of superheroes returns in “Incredibles 2” (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film.
What with the glitterati dressing up like all manner of churchmen and saints in connection with the exhibit “Heavenly Bodies,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual gala has been on the minds of many Catholics lately.
First off, to answer everyone’s question about “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus), the cheerful and reverent documentary about Fred Rogers, creator and host of the PBS stalwart “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”: Will it make you cry?