Skyscraper proves to be an entertaining ride

 Studio:  Universal Studios (105 mins.)

Plot:  On  assignment in China, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader who now assesses security for skyscrapers finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Pablo Schreiber
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:***

Movie: Tomb Raider (2018)

Studio: Warner Bros. (1hr. 2 mins.)
Plot:  Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. 

Movie: The Mountain Between Us

 Studio:  20th Century Fox (1 hr. 40 min)

Plot:  Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain.
Cast:  Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  **

Movie: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”


Studio:  20th Century Fox (2 hr. 21 mins)
Plot:  When the Kingsman are under siege by a mad drug lord, they must team up with their American cousins to stop her.
Cast:  Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Elton John, Hanna Alström Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges
Rating:  R
Bottom Line:  ***

Movie: “Spider-Man: Home Coming”

 Studio:  Sony/Marvel (2 hrs. 13 min.)

Plot: With the help of his mentor Tony Stark, Peter Parker, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student while fighting crime as Spider-Man.
Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Batalon
Rating: PG-13
Bottom Line: ****

Movie: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

  Studio: Disney (2 hr. 9 min)

Plot: Ghost sailors escape from the Devil's Triangle and are bent on killing Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Cast:  Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  *1/2

Movie: “Saban’s Power Rangers”

Studio:  Lionsgate (2 hr. 4 min)

Plot:  Five teenagers become the ultimate superhero team to stop a powerful foe.
Cast:  Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G., Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston
Rating:  PG-13
Bottom Line:  ****

Movie: “Going in Style”


Morgan Freeman as Willie, Michael Caine as Joe Harding and Alan Arkin as Albert Garner

Studio:  Warner Bros. (1hr 36mins)

Plot:  Desperate to pay the bills, three pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Movie: “Logan”


Studio:  20th Century Fox (2 hr. 17 min.)
Plot:  Wolverine protects Professor X and a young girl, the last mutants on Earth.
Cast:  Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Quincy Fouse.
Rating:  R
Bottom Line:  ***

“Tracking Terrence: Six Favorite Flicks”


Terrence Howard in Hustle & Flow


By Samantha Ofole-Prince

Terrence Howard really needs no formal introduction. We all know him as the music mogul, Lucious Lyon, from the hugely successful Fox Network drama “Empire.” An actor with incredible versatility, he’s played several cops, a doctor, a politician and a pimp and has been in over 40 movies since making his scene-stealing big screen debut as Cowboy in the 1995 Hughes brother’s film “Dead Presidents.”  From the womanizing Quentin in Malcolm D. Lee’s indie film, “The Best Man,” a swim coach in “Pride,” to former South African leader Nelson Mandela in “Winnie Mandela,” the Chicago native has had quite a prolific career.  Samantha Ofole-Prince delves into Howard’s film archives to scoop out our six favorites.