Movies

“Jurassic World”

“Jurassic World”

If only they could’ve kept the dinosaurs from killing the bejesus out of everyone, the Jurassic World theme park of “Jurassic World” would’ve made a helluva vacation spot. Gyro-hamster balls to let you glide through pastures of brontosaurs; a jungly lazy river for paddling past apatosaurs; a petting zoo where tykes could saddle up on […]

“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 […]