Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says she was concerned that Disney would try to make "Christopher Robin" edgy and hip for the modern audience, but is pleased that it retains the retro, comfy quality of the original Winnie the Pooh stories and animated films. She says "Dog Days" is lightweight and predictable, but, nevertheless, is a charming, family movie.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, agrees with the almost unanimous verdict of critics that "Mission Impossible: Fallout" with Tom Cruise is a nearly perfect summer action movie. Alice also enjoyed "Mamma Mia:Here We Go Again," even though she says it features "strange characters, the oddest combination of people."
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, agrees with the publicity for the latest summer superhero movie, "Ant Man and the Wasp:" "... a lighter, brighter superhero movie," although she says it's too long and overcomplicated. Alice notes that the acclaimed documentary on Fred Rogers (best known as "Mr. Rogers"), "Won't You Be My Neighbor," will be playing in Greenville this weekend.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the special effects and the acting in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" are good, but the script is disappointing. It's the fifth movie in the "Jurassic" series and stars Chris Pratt. Alice says a hidden summer gem is "Breath," a coming-of-age surfing movie set in 1970s Australia.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Ocean's 8," the latest in the series of heist films, stars an all-female cast, with Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney in the recent "Ocean's" films (and by Frank Sinatra in the orginal). Alice says the cast, also including Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway is dressed in haute couture, but otherwise it's another entertaining "Ocean's" movie. Alice notes that "Incredibles 2" comes out next wee