Moby-Dull: 'In the Heart of the Sea' is defeated by a sinking storyline
Tom Tangney | December 10, 2015 7:50 pm"In the Heart of the Sea" is sorely in need of something to bring life to a story that should be brimming with it.
Spike Lee's new movie 'Chi-Raq' is an outrageous mess
Tom Tangney | December 04, 2015 1:16 pmI'm sure it's meant to be an outrage but whether the "mess" part is also intentional is an open question. Spike Lee has made a brave, ambitious and inspirational flop. Cult status is beckoning.
It's no 'Inside Out,' but 'The Good Dinosaur' is charming
Tom Tangney | November 25, 2015 7:23 am"The Good Dinosaur" has enough to tug at your emotions like any kid-dog combo does in real life.
Finally, 'Hunger Games' series comes to an end
Tom Tangney | November 19, 2015 5:09 pmThe public's hunger for "Hunger Games" may be insatiable, but I, for one, am glad the series has, at long last, come to an end.
'Spotlight' shines as a story about a real-life scandal
Tom Tangney | November 12, 2015 5:24 pmRemember when newspapers were a thing? That's the surprisingly nostalgic sense one gets from watching "Spotlight," a movie about the journalistic expose of a real-life scandal - the Catholic Church's systematic cover-up of dozens upon dozens of pedophile priests in the Boston archdiocese.
'Spectre' seems to have James Bond merely running in place
Tom Tangney | November 06, 2015 7:00 amThis 24th Bond film hits all the necessary benchmarks, but it breaks little new ground.
Director of 'Suffragette' astonished that film is the first to focus on century-old fight
Tom Tangney | November 05, 2015 9:18 amThe British director of the new film "Suffragette" finds it astonishing that hers is the very first film to focus on the century-old fight to get women the vote.
'Room' puts a psychological twist on a thrilling family adventure
Tom Tangney | October 29, 2015 6:46 pmAn innocent start leads to a nerve-wracking, psychological thriller in "Room."
'The Last Witch Hunter' is all dressed up with nowhere to go
Tom Tangney | October 23, 2015 6:14 am"The Last Witch Hunter" is a brand-new big-budget fantasy movie, yearning for franchise status.
Fans rush online ticket sales two months ahead of Star Wars release
MyNorthwest.com | October 20, 2015 9:10 amIf you haven't seen it yet, the latest Star Wars trailer was released Monday night.