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Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 12:03 PM

“The Legend of Tarzan” focuses on the life of the “ape man” eight years after he’s returned to stately Greystoke Manor in England, along with his wife, Jane, and tells of the situation that brings them back to the thrills, dangers, and romance of Africa. Here’s a prediction: After seeing the film, no one will have anything but huzzahs concerning the casting choice of 39-year-old Alexander Skarsgard as the iconic character. The Swedish actor (son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard), best known...

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 1:01 AM

You say you want a revolution, y’all? No? Then how about a rebellion? That’s what you get in “Free State of Jones,” a historical drama based on Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a farmer who rebels against the Rebels. Oh, the irony.

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 1:01 AM

“You’re gonna need a bigger shark.”

Posted Jun 24, 2016 at 1:01 AM

When a film this weird opens this wide ... yes, it will be playing at a cineplex near you, not just at your local art house ... there’s either something really wrong or refreshingly healthy happening in the movie business. I’m opting for the latter,...

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM

At first glance, the shot-in-Massachusetts “Central Intelligence” seems to be one of those dumb summer action-comedies. But like the movie’s spy-game plot, there’s more than meets the eye.

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM

For a fish story, “Finding Dory” is pretty small scale. Or at least it seems when tossed into the sea with a whopper like “Finding Nemo.” It simply can’t measure up emotionally or narratively.

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM

Even if you don’t recognize his name, you know of, and have surely seen, some of his films. In an almost four-decade career, Brian De Palma has directed ... here, let me pick just a few: “Carrie, “Scarface,” “The Untouchables,” and “Mission:...

Posted Jun 17, 2016 at 1:01 AM

It’s an action movie and a comedy. It’s a buddy film that throws two completely opposite types of characters into a situation, then makes them work together. It’s got a thoughtful message — “be yourself” — that’s coated with a thick layer of...

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Even fans of the online role-playing game on which the film is based will likely find this movie as exciting as a tiddlywinks tournament.

Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 4:23 PM

The basic premise of “Central Intelligence,” the action-comedy starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, is role reversal. In the introductory flashback, geeky high school senior Bob is bullied by nasty classmates, while another senior, little Calvin,...

Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 1:01 AM

A completely unnecessary sequel, “Now You See Me 2” is full of hocus-pocus that lacks focus.

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