Tag - Hulu

Freeze Frame: “The Teachers’ Lounge” (PG-13), “Suncoast” (R), “Upgraded” (R), “Genius: MLK/X” (Unrated)

“The Teachers' Lounge" is a German film deservedly nominated for the Best International Feature at this year's Oscars. Leonie Benesch plays a naive novice schoolteacher who sets off a volatile firestorm when she accuses one of her fellow employees of petty theft. Smart and involving, it plays like a thriller and can...

Freeze Frame: “The Marvels” (PG-13), “Journey to Bethlehem” (PG), “Quiz Lady” (R), “Albert Brooks: Defending My Life” (Not rated)

The superpowers of Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel and SABER astronaut Monica Rambeau become mysteriously intertwined in the action opus "The Marvels." Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris play the potent trio who are forced to work together to save the destabilized universe. "The Marvels" is silly stuff, incorporating wacky humor along...

Freeze Frame: “No One Will Save You” (PG-13), “El Conde” (R), “It Lives Inside” (PG-13), “Spy Kids: Armageddon” (PG)

“No One Will Save You” is a wildly original and well-made sci-fi entry on Hulu from filmmaker Brian Duffield. Kaitlyn Dever gives a remarkable, nearly wordless performance as troubled young woman who is confronted by aliens at her isolated rural home. It’s a twisty and innovative thriller with more depth...

Freeze Frame: “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” (PG-13), “Flamin’ Hot” (PG-13), “The Idol” (TV-MA)

If I were a seven-year-old, I'd be anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest "Transformers" movie. While the seven-year-old in me still gets a bit of a kick out of the dazzling robotic visuals on display in the seventh entry in the franchise "Transformers: Rise of the Beasts," the adult...

Freeze Frame: “Fast X” (PG-13), “Carmen” (R), “Rare Objects” (R), “White Men Can’t Jump” (R)

If you're a fan of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, you already know that you need to check your brain at the theater door. So, let's just say that "Fast X" is yet another James Bond wannabe that is predictably silly with an over-the-top performance by Jason Momoa as...

Freeze Frame: “Violent Night” (R), “Bones and All” (R), “The Inspection” (R), “Darby and the Dead” (PG-13)

Had enough heartwarming holiday fare? If so, then the dark R-rated comedy "Violent Night" might be more to your liking. David Harbour of "Stranger Things" fame plays a tired, inebriated, and belligerent Santa Claus who is forced to kick some backside when a group of mercenaries holds a family hostage on...

Freeze Frame: “Halloween Ends” (R), “Rosaline” (PG-13), “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone” (PG-13)

The title of the movie is "Halloween Ends." And if you believe that, I've got a bridge in Bonner Springs to sell you. After 11 films over 44 years, Jamie Lee Curtis is still being menaced by boogeyman Michael Meyers in theaters and on Peacock. Curtis is back as Laurie...

Freeze Frame: “Amsterdam” (R), “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” (PG), “Hellraiser” (R), “Hocus Pocus 2” (PG)

What do you get when you combine an intriguing story, great cast, impressive production values and a top-notch director? In the case of "Amsterdam," you get a real mess. Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington lead a terrific ensemble in David O. Russell's bold experiment gone awry. It's...