[As] pure entertainment, Gracey’s energetic effort succeeds in a way that goes well beyond anything I antic pated before entering the theatre, The Greatest Showman a three-ring phenomenon the entire family is almost certain to enjoy.
I can’t say Pitch Perfect 2 hits all the right notes, and it certainly isn’t the out-of-left-field treat its predecessor was. At the same time, Banks and her talented group of actors and filmmakers have done a nice job, composing a solid, fitfully funny operetta.
Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best spoke to me, casting a rhapsodic spell I didn’t want to see end.
Pitch Perfect hits most of the right notes, and because of this ends up being as smoothly enjoyable as anything currently playing in theatres at this moment.
Sparkle is a turgid slog of clichés, facile melodrama and missed opportunities.
You get what you pay for with Step Up Revolution, and if one is willing to purchase a ticket, probably in 3D, chances are they won’t be disappointed.
But when you look at Cruise, when you see what he decides to bring to this ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ party, when you find yourself awestruck by his ability to mine places and corners of the human condition the rest of the picture seemingly has no interest in, you quickly realize Rock of Ages could be so much more than it is.
Tonight You’re Mine isn’t anything new, doesn’t break any ground or go any place that I didn’t fully anticipate. But like I’ve already stated, that’s just fine. This movie is a song I loved singing along to, its boisterous chorus so infectious I feel like I’m going to be humming it for the remainder of the week.
Sound of Noise is nothing short of a cacophony of sound, fury, silence, ingenuity and inspiration, the entire plot revolving around a scenario that’s as silly as it is absurd.