Sequel

Jurassic World: Dominion

A dino-sized sequel that should, once again, be extinct. I thought the last sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was a terrible movie, because of how the characters had to make stupid choices and dramatic pauses, while the villains had to… Read More ›

Hollywood Stargirl

Disney+ sequel sings its heart out. The new made-for-Disney+ movie “Hollywood Stargirl” is a sequel to the studio’s 2020 film “Stargirl.” Both films are made by husband and wife filmmakers Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz, and both star Grace VanderWaal… Read More ›

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise flies in the sequel that was worth the wait. The original “Top Gun” from 1986 got mixed reviews, but became one of Tom Cruise’s most popular films. I saw that at a special IMAX showing, and was easily… Read More ›

Downton Abbey: A New Era

The PBS characters continue to be themselves and delight us all the way. I began my review of the first movie version of Julian Fellowes’ acclaimed PBS series “Downton Abbey” with this: “…..the movie version of the hit series “Downton… Read More ›

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic sequel needs the avoid the speed traps. I envy at how Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) can send his human friends Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) through his portal ring to Hawaii for a wedding,… Read More ›

Death on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh gives Hercule Poirot a second time around, and he improves. Kenneth Branagh’s take on “Death on the Nile,” which is finally showing its face in theaters this week, is better than his take on Agatha Christie’s “Murder on… Read More ›

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