Movie Reviews

Javon "Wanna" Walton (left) as Sam Cleary and Sylvester Stallone (right) as Joe Smith in SAMARITAN,...
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REVIEW: Stallone’s ‘Samaritan’ stops short of superhero movie success

Sylvester Stallone's latest movie SAMARITAN sees him as a garbage man that a teenage neighbor believes to be a superhero in hiding. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says there are some cool moments that action and superhero movie fans will enjoy, but overall thinks it's good that the movie is only streaming on Prime Video and not in theaters.
3 months ago
(L to R) Thira ‘Aum’ Chutikul as Commander Kiet, Popetorn ‘Two’ Soonthornyanaku as Dr Karn,...
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REVIEW: ‘Thirteen Lives’ movie dramatically tells real rescue story of Thai soccer team from flooded cave

In THIRTEEN LIVES, a true story-based movie on Amazon Prime about the rescue of a teenage soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand, director Ron Howard manages to pull off the feat of balancing truth with drama without turning it into a documentary. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it was an emotionally-engaging movie that showcases the triumph of human effort and spirit when we work together to solve a problem.
4 months ago
(L to R) B.J. Novak as Ben Manalowitz and Boyd Holbrook as Ty Shaw in VENGEANCE, directed and writt...
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REVIEW: Dark comedy ‘Vengeance’ goes deeper than easy stereotypes for laughs in murder mystery movie

The death of a one-time fling draws B.J. Novak's writer/podcaster character Ben to West Texas to investigate and hopefully turn the story into a career-making podcast in Focus Features' VENGEANCE. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says this dark comedy has some great twists and very funny moments, while also going beyond stereotypes to create real characters.
4 months ago
Michael Cera as “Hank” and Samuel L. Jackson as “Jimbo” in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank...
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REVIEW: ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ remakes an adult comedy classic into an animated movie for modern-day kids

A kids animated movie based on the irreverent 1970's film BLAZING SADDLES? That's exactly what PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK is, right down to having Mel Brooks voice a character. A friendly dog ventures to the land of cats to become a samurai, and finds himself protecting a village that doesn't even want him there. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says its got a great voice cast but keeping your expectations for the movie in check will help you enjoy it more.
5 months ago
The Gray Man (2022) Ryan Gosling as Six. Cr. Stanislav Honzik/Netflix © 2022...
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REVIEW: ‘The Gray Man’ is a violent but fast-paced throwback to action/spy movies of the past, with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling chasing each other around the globe

The new action thriller movie THE GRAY MAN, from AVENGERS ENDGAME directors Joe and Anthony Russo, sees Chris Evans' sadistic mercenary chasing Ryan Gosling's on-the-run CIA agent all around the globe to get back some stolen information. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a love letter to spy and action movies of the past, and is very entertaining at times, though it is also quite violent.
5 months ago
(L-R): Natalie Portman as Mighty Thor and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Marvel Studios' THOR: LOVE AND...
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REVIEW: Portman, Bale help make ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ more than just another goofy adventure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, the 29th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, sees Chris Hemsworth's Thor have to deal with his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) using his formerly-destroyed mystical hammer and possessing his same power while trying to stop a villain who can kill gods. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's another goofy take on the character that has some very funny moments, but may not be to everyone's tastes.
5 months ago
Young Gru (Steve Carell) dreams of being the baddest villain of all time in MINIONS: THE RISE OF GR...
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REVIEW: Solid story, setting, voice cast lift animated sequel/prequel ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ above its predecessor

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU brings back everyone's favorite little yellow troublemakers from the DESPICABLE ME franchise, this time in a tale of how Gru began to be a super-villain. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a much more enjoyable entry from start to finish over the first MINIONS movie, with clever villains, a great voice cast, soundtrack, and just the right amount of Minions hi-jinks mixed in.
5 months ago
In Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” Buzz (voice of Chris Evans) returns to the planet he’s b...
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REVIEW: Latest Disney/Pixar movie ‘Lightyear’ is a better-than-average sci-fi tale helped by its ‘Toy Story’ connection

In the new Disney/Pixar film LIGHTYEAR, fans get a chance to see why the toy Buzz Lightyear did some of the things he did in the TOY STORY movies, and why his owner Andy wanted the toy in the first place. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a very meta concept and a better than average sci-fi movie with some hilarious characters and moments that will please many, but definitely not all Disney fans.
6 months ago
(from left) Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura D...
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REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ brings 30 years of story and two blockbuster trilogies together for one final adventure

JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION brings to a close 30 years and two movie trilogies of big screen dinosaur action. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's an enjoyable summer movie that hits mostly the right notes of nostalgia and balances the human and dinosaur stories better than the previous movie in the series.
6 months ago
(L-R): Bob Belcher (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), Linda Belcher (voiced by John Roberts), Louise Belc...
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REVIEW: ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ is a hilarious must-see for fans of the long-running TV show

THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE finally brings the animated Belcher family from TV to the big screen. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the movie will no doubt be a hit for fans of the long-running and award-winning TV show, but the quirky nature of the characters may be a little off-putting and less funny for those who haven't seen it before.
6 months ago
Tom Cruise on the set of Top Gun: Maverick from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer ...
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REVIEW: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is a near-perfect, crowd-pleasing movie sequel and well worth a trip to the theater

After 36 years of waiting, TOP GUN: MAVERICK returns audiences to the high-speed aerial adventures of Tom Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, ace fighter pilot. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the movie is everything fans could have hoped for and is one of the best sequels he's seen in many years, if not ever.
6 months ago
Chip (voiced by John Mulaney) and Dale (voiced by Andy Samberg) in Disney's live-action CHIP N' DAL...
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REVIEW: “Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers” movie is a fun mess of nostalgia and contemporary humor with a lot of cameos thrown in

The easter eggs and cameos are fast and furious in the new CG/animation/live-action hybrid movie CHIP 'N DALE: RESCUE RANGERS, streaming exclusively on Disney Plus. Decades after their cartoon series went off the air, Chip and Dale must put aside old differences to search for a missing former castmate. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it had some very funny moments and his kids definitely liked it.
7 months ago
Hugh Bonneville stars as Robert Grantham, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Grantham and Laura Carmichael ...
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REVIEW: ‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ movie sequel gives fans of the hugely popular TV series more of what they want

All of the beloved TV show cast returns for DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, which sees the Crawleys deal with new family challenges, health issues and a movie being made at the beloved mansion. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says fans of the series will undoubtedly love the new movie, while those who aren't familiar with the characters' histories will probably rely on their significant others for clarification and explanation, but nonetheless can enjoy a pleasant story with gorgeous costumes and well-crafted witty banter.
7 months ago
(L-R): Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Step...
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REVIEW: ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ takes you to a darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Fans will see a darker side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS starring Benedict Cumberbatch and directed by Sam Raimi. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says if you think you know what's going to happen in the movie based on the trailers, you're probably wrong.
7 months ago
Nicolas Cage (“Nick Cage”, left) and Pedro Pascal (“Javi”, right) escape their enemies in T...
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REVIEW: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal lift ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ into a hilarious, meta, buddy-comedy

Nicolas Cage plays... himself... an actor called upon to use the skills he's learned in action films to save the day in real life in THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT from Lionsgate. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says Cage and Pedro Pascal combine to form one of the funniest action-comedy duos in recent memory.
7 months ago
From left: Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Wol...
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REVIEW: The whole family should enjoy watching ‘The Bad Guys’ try to be good in the newest Dreamworks animated movie

Dreamworks Animation continues its solid run of well-made, enjoyable animated features with THE BAD GUYS from director Pierre Perifel. It's based on the Scholastic book series by author Aaron Blabey and KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a fun movie the whole family can enjoy.
7 months ago
(L-R) JESSICA WILLIAMS as Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, CALLUM TURNER as Theseus Scamander, JUDE LAW a...
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REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ a big step in the right direction for ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise

Moviegoers can return to the world of HARRY POTTER once again with FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE, and KSL's Andy Farnsworth says fans of the Potter franchise will definitely like this third movie in the series more than the previous entry.
8 months ago
Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in Sonic The Hedgehog 2....
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REVIEW: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ brings classic Sega video game character and friends back to the big screen in new adventure

Sonic the Hedgehog returns to the big screen for a second movie based on the popular Sega video game series. This time he and his human friends are joined by the fox named Tails to defeat Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik and new villain Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba). KSL's Andy Farnsworth says your kids should enjoy this sequel every bit as much as they did the first movie.
8 months ago
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star in Paramount Pictures' "THE LOST CITY."...
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REVIEW: ‘The Lost City’ movie is a silly, fun adventure that plays to the strengths of its stars Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum play a romance novelist and the cover model for her books caught up in a real-life adventure in the action-comedy THE LOST CITY. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the movie is a fun watch and smartly just plays to the strengths of its stars.
8 months ago
(L to R) Walker Scobell as Young Adam and Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam. Cr. Doane Gregory/Netflix © 2...
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REVIEW: Netflix movie ‘The Adam Project’ sees Ryan Reynolds teaming up with his just-as-snarky younger self in time-traveling sci-fi adventure

Ryan Reynolds time travels from the future to the present day and needs the help of his 12-year old self to complete his mysterious mission in the Netflix original movie THE ADAM PROJECT. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a fun sci-fi action comedy with a good cast that fans of Reynolds' style of humor should love.
9 months ago
13-year old Mei Lee's friends react to finding out she turns into a giant, red panda when she gets ...
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REVIEW: New Disney/Pixar animated movie ‘Turning Red’ explores the challenges of puberty and mother-daughter relationships

A teenage girl in Canada turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited or anxious in Disney/Pixar's newest animated feature TURNING RED, streaming now on Disney Plus. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says female adolescence and maturation are the central themes, but it also touches on universal things to which almost any parents and teens can relate.
9 months ago
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REVIEW: Robert Pattinson the latest to try his hand as ‘The Batman’ in dark, violent new superhero movie

Robert Pattinson dons the cape and cowl of "The Batman" in the new film from Warner Bros and DC Comics, out in theaters starting Thursday night, March 3rd. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's got a solid cast, some great action sequences and a return to Batman's roots, but the dark, gritty tone of the movie may be too much for young viewers.
9 months ago
Haley Bennett stars as Roxanne and Peter Dinklage as Cyrano 
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REVIEW: New movie musical ‘Cyrano’ manages to be fascinating and frustrating at the same time

The tale of Cyrano de Bergerac is told in an intriguing new way in the new movie musical CYRANO, starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett and Kelvin Harrison Jr. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says there are some genuinely emotional moments, but not everything in the movie works as well as it might have.
9 months ago
Lulu the Belgian Malinois and Channing Tatum stars as Briggs in DOG 

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REVIEW: Channing Tatum makes his directorial debut in emotionally engaging movie ‘Dog’

Channing Tatum co-directs and stars in "Dog" as an ex-military who agrees to take an Army Ranger K9 named Lulu down the West Coast to the funeral of the dog's handler. Along the way we find out that each needs healing the other can provide, which KSL's Andy Farnsworth says makes it more meaningful than just a silly animal movie.
10 months ago
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