ReelBob: ‘Magic Mike XXL’ heats up summer cinemas

By Bob Bloom I don’t mean to sound dismissive, but “Magic Mike XXL” is what it is: A fantasy for women who want to get excited over sexy and sculpted bodies and wish they were on screen instead of in the theater. The movie reunites Channing Tatum with his fellow strippers from the first film. […]
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ReelBob: History fails to repeat itself in ‘Terminator Genisys’

By Bob Bloom “Terminator Genisys” reboots and reimagines the sci-fi action franchise with mixed results. The good news is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned as the original T-800. However, his mission has changed — he is older and utters more wisecracks. Schwarzenegger and other variations of Terminators have been sent by the evil Skynet to […]

The Overnight

The Overnight

It may essentially be one randy sketch stretched out to 79 minutes, but "The Overnight" carefully balances between goofiness and thoughtfulness.
The life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is documented in the new movie "Amy" (2015).


The turbulent and tragic life and death of soul singer Amy Winehouse is laid bare with shocking clarity in "Amy," a new documentary biopic directed by Asif Kapadia.

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Terminator: Genisys

The fifth Terminator flick is something old, something new, a whole lot borrowed, and that's left me feeling blue.
Traumatized by his handler's death in Afghanistan, a Belgian Malinois military working dog is adopted by the fallen Marine's family in "Max," a 2015 MGM / Warner Brothers family film directed by Boaz Yakin.


By trying to sharpen its edges when sincere, simple empathy suits it fine, “Max” swerves its story in the worst possible direction.