Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Chasing Niagara (2015)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Lights Out (2016)
"Lights Out is one of the best bad horror movies to come out in some time. For a movie that is so dependent on routine jump scares, it's actually pretty fun when it lets its stringy, ghoulish hair down."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
"Ultimately, Ghostbusters supports the argument that Hollywood would rather recycle a known product for a guaranteed buck than take any real chances. And that's too bad because the people involved are capable of better."
"Music of Strangers explores that pensive relationship between art and politics, detailing the role of music as an expression and a search for meaning out of conflict, fortunately without getting on much of a soapbox in the process."
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The BFG (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
The Wolverine (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
Dark Horse (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows isn't so much a movie as it is a product with a really long name. It's 112 minutes of CGI mayhem, snappy catch phrases and a standard hero plot, all pieced together in a familiar formula."
The Meddler (2016)
Love & Friendship (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
"For all the mess Apocalypse makes, the quality of its cast and characters, combined with the strength of the stories that have come before, will at least make Singer's new film entertaining as a quick fix."
"If you are content to spend as much time in Middle Earth as possible, you'll have plenty of fun with this year's installment. But if you're a stickler for literary accuracy and pacing, the offering may prove only slightly less frustrating."
The Darkness (2016)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Mother's Day (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
"Courtroom dramas are notorious for long-winded speeches and preachy content, but God's Not Dead 2 has an especially nasty habit of using lengthy speeches for tedious exposition. It often feels like you're watching someone read an op-ed piece to you."
Midnight Special (2016)
"Midnight Special is good enough to make you cheer for it, but it stumbles when it comes time to take the winning shot. It features strong performances, a suspenseful tone and just enough ambiguity to get it in trouble."
Saturday's Warrior (2016)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
"The first film was a showcase for Toula and her story, with her crazy family as a charming backdrop. But Greek Wedding 2 tries too hard to cover too much, and the result is a film that feels overcooked in places and far too underdone in others."
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Singing With Angels (2016)
The Young Messiah (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"As cool as those visuals may be, the thing that will resonate most with viewers is The Boy and the Beast's messages about family and finding the personal strength to resist the darkness within our hearts. "