If you’re one of those people — and I’m with you — who roll your eyes when handed a pair of 3D glasses at the multiplex, wondering if all this rigmarole is REALLY necessary, then take heart: The lovely, color-popping visuals in “Kung Fu Panda 3” are well worth those darned glasses.
Every few years for what seems like an eternity, a succession of movie producers and directors have routinely announced their own disparate plans to bring the somewhat sordid life story of doomed ’60s rock and soul icon/human cannonball Janis Joplin to the big screen.
Living as we do in such close proximity to the beach, it’s far too easy for many in the Savannah area to take the ocean — and the beauty, inspiration and yes, even the prosperity which it provides — for granted.
One major reason young-adult fiction is so alluring — when done well — is that it gives youngsters such a fulfilling scenario of independence from those older adults in their lives who always think they’re smarter and stronger.
With the same brand of silliness and a bit more creativity than the original, “Ride Along 2”doesn’t pretend to be anything more than what it is: a sequel designed to offer a second helping of exactly what worked the first time around.
There are cozy, innocuous pleasures to Nicholas Hytner’s adaption of Alan Bennett’s “The Lady in the Van,” but chief among them is watching two grand old talents — Maggie Smith and Bennett, himself — operating firmly in their self-created wheelhouses.
After what might be termed a fairly “dry spell” as far as independent or alternative film events around town, there are now so many different exemplary (or at least notable) screenings or festivals taking place over the next few weeks it will be difficult for folks to attend as many as they might wish.
The January movie has long had a reputation for being among the worst that Hollywood has to offer, as though everyone collectively acknowledges that they need a month to catch up on the glut of prestige offerings and awards hopefuls that hit at the end of December.
In “Anomalisa” everyone looks and sounds the same. They bore our protagonist Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis) to death. And this feeling that he’s the only individual on the planet among all these clones might be the cause of his unraveling.