Review: “McFarland, USA”

Yes, it’s another Kevin Costner sports movie, but don’t let that turn you away from “McFarland, USA.” Earnestly told and beautifully shot, it’s a remarkable story that’s worth your time and attention.

Review: “Paddington”

Director Paul King and screenwriter Hamish McColl’s big screen version of one of Britain’s most beloved characters from children’s literature is a charmer from beginning to end.

Review: “Disney’s Planes: Fire And Rescue”

Though its story plays it safe, “Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue” soars when it counts, delivering family-friendly thrills and eye-popping visuals while paying homage to the courage of real-life smokejumpers and firefighters.

Review: “Maleficent”

Angelina Jolie is pitch perfect as Disney’s iconic villain Maleficent, and leads a visually stunning production that’s only possible flaw, oddly enough, is its take on the title character herself.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “The LEGO® Movie”

The LEGO® Movie is credited to four writers, and it feels like it. Plus, it commits the unforgivable sin as far as films geared toward younger audiences: It’s slow to the point of potentially boring the kids.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Oz The Great And Powerful”

Director Sam Raimi and the screenwriters of “Oz the Great and Powerful” appear to be well aware of the fine line needed to walk in creating a new work while still paying homage to the original. For the most part, the latest 3D wonder from Disney works.