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Review: Despite its problems, ‘Suicide Sqaud’ delivers fun adventure

Review: Despite its problems, ‘Suicide Sqaud’ delivers fun adventure

By MARK VIOLA While DC Comics’ attempts to catch up to Marvel Comics in the filmmaking business has made the company quite a bit of money, I doubt anyone would…

Review: Available only on Netflix, ‘The Little Prince’ is 2016’s best animated film

Review: Available only on Netflix, ‘The Little Prince’ is 2016’s best animated film

By MARK VIOLA I’ve reviewed hundreds of movies over the years, and with the lone exception of “The Interview” when it finally arrived online after having its release shuttered by…

Review: Bad script makes ‘Jason Bourne’ year’s biggest disappointment

Review: Bad script makes ‘Jason Bourne’ year’s biggest disappointment

By MARK VIOLA I have no qualms saying the Jason Bourne trilogy, which began with 2002’s “The Bourne Identity” and followed with 2004’s “The Bourne Supremacy” and 2007’s “The Bourne…

Review: Kunis, Bell lead hilarious cast in 2016’s best comedy, ‘Bad Moms’

Review: Kunis, Bell lead hilarious cast in 2016’s best comedy, ‘Bad Moms’

By MARK VIOLA Comedies are some of the hardest movies to review. A joke or situation that makes one person laugh may leave another stone-faced. I can talk about the…

Review: Fun is the key word in the very entertaining ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Review: Fun is the key word in the very entertaining ‘Star Trek Beyond’

By MARK VIOLA This year marks the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek” as well as the seventh year since director J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009. As a fan…

Review: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a heartfelt and hilarious comedy

Review: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ is a heartfelt and hilarious comedy

By MARK VIOLA I tend to follow movie news more than most, so it is rare that I go into a movie almost entirely cold. But that was the case…

Review: Iconic ‘Killing Joke’ graphic novel comes to life

Review: Iconic ‘Killing Joke’ graphic novel comes to life

By MARK VIOLA DC Comics’ latest animated film is “Batman: The Killing Joke,” the company’s first R-rated animated offering. The movie not only adapts one of the most popular and…

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

Review: ‘Secret Lives of Pets’ pulls back the veil on what our animals are up to

By MARK VIOLA I’m sure everyone with a pet or two has wondered just what they get up to while we’re not at home. Do they just sit at the…

Review: ‘Legend of Tarzan’ provides plenty of summer popcorn entertainment

Review: ‘Legend of Tarzan’ provides plenty of summer popcorn entertainment

By MARK VIOLA Tarzan, the boy raised by apes in the jungles of Africa, has refused to leave our collective popular culture in the 104 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs…

Review: ‘The BFG’ may be one of the truest live action adaptations of a children’s book

Review: ‘The BFG’ may be one of the truest live action adaptations of a children’s book

By MARK VIOLA It’s somewhat hard to describe my surprise upon leaving Steven Spielberg’s live action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book “The BFG” when I realized that I had…