Movies

Even Dwayne Johnson's coolness can't rescue 'Baywatch'

Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and Jon Bass in “Baywatch.”

REVIEW: Self-mocking throwback overreaches and ends up sinking in its own silliness.

How 'Star Wars' blazed a path for filmmakers and fans

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia with C3PO in the 1977 release of “Star Wars.”

Space adventure used nostalgia in calculated shift toward marketing.


Forty years later, critic who panned first 'Star Wars' movie has no regrets

As the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars" this past week, we wondered if our critic who panned the movie four decades ago wanted a second chance. He didn't.


Movies opening June 2

Movies opening Friday   Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) Two pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a dimwitted superhero named Captain…


Home video: Keep your cool with 'Mannix'

Some of the fashions are dated, but the stories and performances have not lost anything with the passing of time in "Mannix: The Complete Series."


'Obit' brings unusual craft to life

Documentary follows newspaper reporters as they strive to chronicle lives.


Mini reviews of 'Paris Can Wait,' 'Buena Vista Social Club: Adios' and 'David Lynch: The Art of Life"

Paris Can Wait ★½ out of four stars Rated: PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language. In English and subtitled French. Theater:


'Wedding Plan' sticks to a familiar rom-com blueprint

REVIEW: This story about the frantic search for Mr. Right is an old-fashioned rom-com from Israel.


'Justice League' director Zack Snyder quits film after daughter's suicide

Zack Snyder has stepped down as director of Warner Bros.’ fall tentpole film “Justice League” following a family tragedy, TheWrap has confirmed. Joss…


Retired St. Thomas professor celebrated for role in famous Czech film

Before Winston Chrislock taught history, he acted in "Riders in the Sky."


Movies opening May 25-26

Movies opening this week Thursday Baywatch (R) A devoted lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron) while they uncover…


Home video: Stunning 'Logan' rides off into the sunset

The standard superhero movie refreshingly reinvents itself as a weighty neo-western in the stunning "Logan," out Tuesday.


Steve Martin and Martin Short team up in Mpls. as two amigos going for laughs

Review: The actors, comics and pals made for a hilarious evening of shtick and song.


Ridley Scott's attempt to reboot 'Alien' with new film 'Covenant' works – sort of

REVIEW: "Alien: Covenant" is a well intended effort to breathe new life into a series approaching 40-something middle age.


Mini reviews of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid,' 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog,' 'Jeremiah Tower' and 'Chuck'

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul ★ out of four stars Rated: PG for rude humor.  “The Long Haul” is an ironically…


Cynthia Nixon's 'A Quiet Passion' biopic is an ode to Emily Dickinson

REVIEW: Her biography is as carefully crafted as a poem.


Ponder this: Debra Winger's 'The Lovers' is a thinking person's comedy

REVIEW: The acrid, moody satire "The Lovers" is a tour of the hellish difficulties of marriage in late middle age.


Amy Schumer and 'Snatched' mom Goldie Hawn: 'We're very well matched'

It didn't take long for Amy Schumer and movie mom Goldie Hawn to bond.


'Hellboy' is back, but director Guillermo del Toro isn't

A new adaptation of the superhero story will lack original director and star.