Tag - Disney

Freeze Frame: “Tenet” (PG-13), “Mulan” (PG-13), “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (R), “All Together Now” (PG)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-boggling sci-fi action thriller “Tenet” begs to be seen on the big screen. It also begs to have subtitles. While it’s involving and visually dazzling, the confounding time-inversion plotline is further muddled by an obtrusive soundtrack and heavy accents. John David Washington and Kevin Branagh do an...

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Freeze Frame” “Upside-Down Magic” (Not rated), “Summerland” (Not rated), “Rebuilding Paradise” (PG-13)

“Upside-Down Magic” is a “Harry Potter” wannabe aimed at an even younger demographic. This Disney Channel movie, based on the Scholastic book series, is about students who attend a school for kids with the gift of magic, but the story concentrates on the struggles of four misfits who are...

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Freeze Frame: “Hamilton” (PG-13), “The Outpost” (R), “The Truth” (PG), “Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things” (Not rated)

“Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop history lesson about a founding father may be the most unlikely hit musical of all time. The Disney+ ‘live capture’ version of the original Broadway production more than lives up to the hype. While no filmed play can capture the electricity of a live performance,...

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Freeze Frame, Home Streaming Movies: “Coffee & Kareem” (Not rated), “Uncorked” (Not rated), “Disneynature: Elephant” (Not rated), “Disneynature: Dolphin Reef” (Not rated)

As our local cinemas are still temporarily closed, this week’s Freeze Frame will concentrate on new movies that can be streamed at home. The raunchy Netflix original comedy “Coffee & Kareem” is shamefully wrong-headed and beneath the talent and dignity of its able cast. Ed Helms plays Officer James Coffee,...

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Freeze Frame: “The Irishman” (R), “Frozen II” (PG), “21 Bridges” (R)

Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci deliver the goods in Martin Scorsese's epic, violent gangster flick, "The Irishman." In a sweeping tale that takes place over a number of years, DeNiro plays a truck driver and hitman who serves as a go-between linking the Teamsters Union and the...

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Freeze Frame: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (PG), “Lucy in the Sky” (R), “Greener Grass” (R), “Villains” (R)

Disney’s Halloween season offering is a sequel to a 2014 hit that flipped the script on “Sleeping Beauty,” turning the evil sorceress into a heroine. Angelina Jolie is back in the titular role of the gargantuan production, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Apparently, the filmmakers wanted to make a kiddie...

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