Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Patriots Day (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"The movie looks cool, and if you can lose yourself in the thunderous soundtrack and the various action scenes, you might be OK. But once you start trying to connect the dots, you'll probably be better off going back to the game."
La La Land (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
"Frankel overcooked some nice raw ingredients. The all-star cast is certainly giving their best, especially Smith...But the noble performances aren't enough to overcome the weaknesses of the story or the miscalculation of the tone."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
Almost Christmas (2016)
"Almost Christmas also follows that oft-tried but rarely true formula of the ensemble comedy, whereby a half-dozen storylines are crammed into a single feature film in the hopes of covering as much thematic ground as possible."
Harry & Snowman (2016)
"This darker side of the man who became known as the "Galloping Grandfather" in the 1970s lends a bitter taste to the sweetness of director Ron Davis' documentary, but it also gives it a more honest and human feel."
Doctor Strange (2016)
"Sadly, a couple of major plot twists take an already complicated plot and render it nearly incomprehensible, turning Inferno into a simple movie that is made complicated simply for the sake of being complicated."
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
"The result is a fun and manic film that - while definitely earning its PG-13 rating -- fills that rare contemporary void between comedies that are aimed at little kids and those that are stuffed with raunchy R-rated content."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"It may not have the shoulders to carry the expectations of a summer blockbuster, but it's a solid action option as a break from the Halloween frights and based-on-a-true-story dramas that will be filling screens until the holiday season kicks in."
"It may not measure up to the Twelve Angry Men heights of the genre, but for those with any interest in the fundamentals of argument, the legal system or the frailty of belief, Denial is worth consideration."
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Spirit Of The Game (2016)
"On its own, Masterminds is a decent comedy, even if everyone involved has done better work elsewhere. But next to all the serious options playing in theaters right now, Masterminds may be just the goofy change of pace you need."
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
The Last Descent (2016)
Mr. Church (2016)
"There are several things to like about a quiet drama like Mr. Church. But the thing that feels most notable about director Bruce Beresford's story of a young woman and her unique father figure is the presence of Eddie Murphy in the title role."
The Wild Life (2016)
"It's nice to have a movie like Sully come around every once in a while. Director Clint Eastwood's re-creation of 2009's "Miracle on the Hudson" is the kind of story that will restore some of your faith in humanity."
Little Men (2016)
"Little Men is the flip side of so many great coming-of-age films that bring their young protagonists into an awakened state via a rocky journey. Sometimes maturity and perspective comes at a cost that doesn't deliver a happy ending."
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)