“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Screen Gems) is the sixth — and presumably last — in a series of video game-based films that began back in 2002.
Little glitters in “Gold” (Weinstein). To put it another way, there’s a sour taste to this loosely fact-based story that a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey in the lead role fails to dispel.
In chronicling the early history of McDonald’s, “The Founder” (Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
Somewhere behind the macho posturing that predominates in the action sequel “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” (Paramount), there’s a plot and a back story.
“Split” (Universal), the latest psychological thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan, posits that victims of childhood sexual abuse are not only prone to dissociative identity disorder — split personalities — but also that each persona can have unique physical characteristics.
There’s little chance of catching a quick nap during “Sleepless” (Open Road), a noisy, vulgar, and highly violent police drama.
While “Patriots Day” is an effective dramatization of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its violent aftermath, the film is also an unsparing portrayal of those events.
The action comedy “Monster Trucks” (Paramount) certainly lives up to its title. It has strange creatures mysteriously propelling utilitarian vehicles in the absence of an internal combustion engine.
Like all books, Patrick Ness’ award-winning 2011 work can be absorbed slowly, put aside and reflected on. The movie, by contrast, sustains unrelenting horror in the manner of a cult film.
By John Mulderig The sanguinary subtitle of the action-horror sequel “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Screen Gems) proves unpleasantly appropriate as the amount of butchery on screen eventually goes off the charts. By the time the film’s protagonist, in a climactic scene, uses her bare hands to rip the entire spine out of the back of one […]