A "Baywatch" movie needn't be high art -- its TV inspiration certainly wasn't -- but did it have to be this inane? Crude and silly, searching for the laughs in this R-rated comedy is the equivalent of scouring the beach with a metal detector looking for lost items.
Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 12:34 pm
Throwing around money to demonstrate its commitment to the movie business, Netflix has rented Brad Pitt. That's the main headline to take from "War Machine," a muddled satire about the war in Afghanistan awkwardly forced to camouflage its lead character behind a pseudonym.
Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 10:11 am
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" tries to turn back time, seeking to replicate the first 2003 film's chemistry. That attempt to swim against the tide doesn't entirely work, but at least delivers moments that fleetingly jolt this literally zombie-fied fifth installment to sporadic life.
Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 12:41 pm