Delightfully silly Skyfire a volcanic gem of a disaster

Delightfully silly Skyfire a volcanic gem of a disaster

SKYFIRE PVOD On a Tianhuo Island in the Pacific Rim, right in the middle of the "Ring of Fire," volcanologist XiaoMeng Li (Hannah Quinlivan) is putting the finishing touches on an early warning eruption system nicknamed "Zhuque." She is being financed by

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Clooney's Midnight Sky achieves emotionally cathartic liftoff

Clooney's Midnight Sky achieves emotionally cathartic liftoff

THE MIDNIGHT SKY Netflix As a young man, astronomer Augustine (George Clooney) discovered K23, a distant planet similar to Earth he believes could sustain human life. Decades later, the greying scientist is stationed at a remote Arctic research station.

Exciting 'Shadow in the Cloud' a monstrously silly flight of fancy

Exciting 'Shadow in the Cloud' a monstrously silly flight of fancy

Flight Officer Maude Garrett (Chloƫ Grace Moretz) is on a top-secret mission carrying a mysterious package. Much to the consternation of the all-male B-17 Bomber crew of the aptly named "The Fool's Errand," she is to join them on their resupply mission. O

Western News of the World a hopeful tale of emotional rebirth

Western News of the World a hopeful tale of emotional rebirth

NEWS OF THE WORLD Theaters / PVOD on 1/15/2021 (Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Xfinity, etc.)

Emotionally astute disaster epic Greenland enjoyably ridiculous

Emotionally astute disaster epic Greenland enjoyably ridiculous

If Roland Emmerich's outlandishly overblown 2009 hit 2012 and Roar Uthaug's 2015 critical darling The Wave got together and had a baby, it would probably look a lot like Ric Roman Waugh's (Angel Has Fallen) goofy if grounded Gerard Butler disaster epic Gr

Messy Wonder Woman sequel lassos hope

Messy Wonder Woman sequel lassos hope

Whether one cared for the film or not, you can't diminish the cultural impact director Patty Jenkins' 2017 smash Wonder Woman had upon the moviegoing populace. In the time since its original release, the picture has only grown in popularity, some even sin

Pixar's Soul a jazzy piece of empathetic whimsy

Pixar's Soul a jazzy piece of empathetic whimsy

Pixar's Soul has a lot on its mind. Inside Out and Monsters, Inc. impresario Pete Docter has delivered a meditative animated comedy centered upon complex, whimsically multidimensional ideas that frequently caught me by surprise. Co-writing the script with

Pandemic drama Songbird an uncomfortable viral outbreak thriller

Pandemic drama Songbird an uncomfortable viral outbreak thriller

SONGBIRD PVOD (Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play, Xfinity, iTunes, etc.) I do not believe Songbird should exist. Or, more to the point, should exist right now. I get that there are future filmmakers who are going to make thrillers and action movies out

Queer Japan a colorfully fascinating LGBTQ travelogue

Queer Japan a colorfully fascinating LGBTQ travelogue

QUEER JAPAN PVOD (Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play)

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Broadway for Georgia releases special "Georgia on My Mind" recording and video in support of Fair Fight

Producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, alongside Broadway superstar Audra McDonald, director Schele Williams, and Broadway Inspirational Voices' Joseph Joubert and Michael McElroy, announced today that they have released a very special recording and mu

Histrionically unrestrained Prom a gleefully unbearable high school musical

Histrionically unrestrained Prom a gleefully unbearable high school musical

THE PROM Netflix A rambunctious kaleidoscope of colorful excess, director Ryan Murphy's (Eat Pray Love) adaptation of Broadway hit The Prom is a hyperactive mess that seems to think turning the volume up to 11 is the key ingredient for musical success. A

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater FREE holiday virtual season Dec. 2 - 31

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater FREE holiday virtual season Dec. 2 - 31

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will further a cherished legacy of uplifting and uniting audiences across the globe with a FREE holiday virtual season from December 2 - December 31, 2020 cele