Alice Through the Looking Glass
In this sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 hit Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter find themselves once again in Wonderland. It’s another visual stunner and an enjoyable film, despite the drawn-out storyline and Disney cheesiness.
Independence Day: Resurgence
The sequel to 1996’s “Independence Day” brings former President Whitmore
(Bill Pullman) and scientist David Levinson
(Jeff Goldblum) back together, along with a new generation of unreasonably beautiful scientists and pilots including our very own Angelababy. What’s different from the last one, you ask?
Well, they killed off Will Smith’s character because he’s too expensive, plus the entire fight with the grotesque aliens is silly and corny.
The Jungle Book
The beloved 1967 Disney cartoon gets a CG/live-action makeover and they’ve packed the screen with star A-listers. Bill Murray voices Baloo, the lovable bear; the Bengal tiger baddie, Shere Khan, is played by Idris Elba.
This remake won’t replace the original, but with stunning jungle landscapes and heartwarming characters, it comes close.
Tarzan, played by Alexander Skarsgård (TV’s “True Blood”), returns back to the Congolese jungle with his wife Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) after a life of aristocracy in London. While it was entertaining to watch a shirtless Skarsgård swinging through the jungle with amazing CG gorillas, the story depicts a tired and retrograde white colonialist fantasy where a hot white dude can save an entire jungle. The Man Who Knew Infinity
Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons star in this biopic of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematician who quickly rises from his poor Tamil Brahmin family in Madras to become one of the most brilliant innovators of formulas and theorems in pre-war Cambridge, with the help of an English professor (Irons). Stand-out performances and strong source material take this cookie-cutter biopic to the next level.
The Legend of Tarzan