Ben-Hur movie review: Director Timur Bekmambetov's attempt to keep a distance from the 1959 version fails due to how far it seeks to travel. The ending even further dilutes whatever little impact it may have had.
The BFG is a winsome tale from Roald Dahl, a writer who hardly went in for easy, simple pleasures. Steven Spielberg is a director whose heart lies in such delights. The movie is true to Dahl's story and Spielberg's spirit.
Star Trek Beyond movie review: The film doesn't bother explaining why the universe across planets may be after it. Not that anyone is asking that question, for Star Trek Beyond is much too busy pitting Kirk and company against Krall (Elba) and his lot.
Central Intelligence movie review: Central Intelligence had a chance, for the simple fact that Johnson as the CIA strapper with a golden heart and Hart as the loser who gets sucked into his world are suited to their roles.
The Nice Guys movie review: Both Russell Crowe as the washed-up, rough-edged bouncer-on-hire Healy, and Ryan Gosling as the cynical, heavy-drinking private investigator March are good and cleverly cast.
Alice Through The Looking Glass movie review: You realise that the only reason Through the Looking Glass is different from its many special-effect summer counterparts is its fascinating characters sprung from the book.
This film is more content playing on its old, successful themes, including a Windex spray, and even inveigles a wedding between Toula's still-squabbling parents under the flimsiest of pretexts to justify the title.
Julia Roberts is especially good as her role almost entirely involves emoting through her voice, but even George Clooney nicely moderates his charisma to appear desperate and downright unlikable in parts.
The Hunstman: Winter's War movie review: So why should one watch Winter's War? One wishes one could say for its star cast, impressive as it is. However, if the dazzling, imposing Theron is missing but for a few minutes of snarling venom at the end, the others are, to say the least, far from fairy-like.
There are many reasons to be worried about the moral centre of Demolition, and none of those concerns the aforesaid friend, played by Jake Gyllenhaal as a vacuous Wall Street type looking for meaning after his wife dies in an accident.