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Devoid of Ingenuity, ‘Halloween’ Disappoints

★★☆☆☆ Following a rewarding career as a producer and director for “Joe” and “Prince Avalanche,” David Gordon Green returns to Hollywood with “Halloween,” the latest in the “Halloween” movie series that kicked off in 1978, depicting the murder spree of a serial killer on Halloween night. The latest installment deals[Read More…]

by October 22, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
Amazon Studios

Depiction of Addiction in ‘Beautiful Boy’ Haunts Viewers

Despite an occasional lack of coherent explanations regarding the characters’ relationships, “Beautiful Boy,” released Oct. 12, captivates viewers with its score, cinematography and unflinching account of drug addiction. Following up on his successful career as a Belgian director and screenwriter, Felix Van Groeningen makes his debut in the English-speaking film[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
DREAMWORKS

‘The House with a Clock in its Walls’ Features Creative Magic but Falters in the Finale

After his impressive acting as the notorious Sergeant Donny Donowitz in “Inglourious Basterds,” Eli Roth has returned to cinema as a director for the fantasy movie “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” based on the 1973 novel by John Bellairs. Despite at times being slow-paced, “The House with[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Movies, The Guide
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Elegant Decor, Unsatisfying Meals at the Tavern

★★★☆☆ 3139 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Located near the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, America Eats Tavern is an acceptable restaurant to experience American seafood, barbecue and salads with a variety of beverages and desserts. The restaurant’s owner, José Andrés, is an internationally renowned chef[Read More…]

20TH CENTURY FOX

Movie Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

★★★★☆ After two installments documenting a panda’s journey to find himself, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which is out in theaters today, finally satisfies its protagonist and the audience by uniting the Dragon Warrior with his origins. Given that the preceding chapter closes with a glimpse of the fabled panda village[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
WARNER BROS. PICTURES

Movie Review: “Pan”

★★☆☆☆ On its surface, the movie “Pan” may simply seem like another remake of J.M. Barrie’s story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. However, instead of the pixie dust and ticking crocodile mythos that most are familiar with, “Pan” gives a twist to the story by portraying[Read More…]