DVD Reviews

The Mummy

I still like the idea of a cinematic franchise of movie monsters, but "The Mummy" gets Universal's "Dark Universe" off to an uncertain first(ish) step.

Wonder Woman

What makes "Wonder Woman" such a superlative superhero flick? It starts with this heroine, and this actress.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Despite being hidden from critics and failing to find a substantial audience, "Captain Underpants" is witty, well-done animated filmmaking for small kids and families.

Band Aid

A delicious and strong filmmaking debut by Zoe Lister-Jones about a couple who form a rock band as an outlet for their marital strife.


Stretching is good if you’re exercising but not if you’re making movies. "Baywatch" has enough good yuks for a half-hour TV show, at best.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

It may not be the nonstop laugh-a-thon of its predecessor, but "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" manages to expand its universe and ambitions.

Alien: Covenant

As the bar for "Alien" movies continues to get lower and lower, "Alien: Covenant" manages to exceed expectations.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The nadir of the Guy Ritchie aesthetic, this modern take on the Arthurian legends is a garbage movie that often seems like a random assembly of shots.