“Spy”

“Spy”

The evolution of the Melissa McCarthy comedy has stumbled ahead somewhat with “Spy,” a spook spoof in which the joke, for once, is not that McCarthy is a bumbling lout (see: “Tammy”), but rather than she’s secretly, perhaps even to her, incredibly good at her job. In this case she’s at the CIA, running support […]

“San Andreas”

“San Andreas”

What disaster highlight reel “San Andreas” lacks in wit or originality, it makes up for in scale. You could have made an entire action flick that climaxes with the Hoover Dam getting smashed up and washed away — that’s a legit catastrophe-spectacle. Instead, in “San Andreas,” that all-world disaster is just the amuse-bouche. A couple […]

“Tomorrowland”

“Tomorrowland”

When Disney sets out to retrofit a movie franchise against an existing, storyless section of it theme parks, you’d have to assume the worst — notwithstanding the vein of gold it struck with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Now we get “Tomorrowland,” which despite having such reliable hands on deck as George Clooney and […]