Movie Reviews

(L-R): Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Step...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
12 days ago
Nicolas Cage (“Nick Cage”, left) and Pedro Pascal (“Javi”, right) escape their enemies in T...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
24 days ago
From left: Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos), Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), Mr. Wol...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
24 days ago
(L-R) JESSICA WILLIAMS as Eulalie “Lally” Hicks, CALLUM TURNER as Theseus Scamander, JUDE LAW a...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
1 month ago
Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in Sonic The Hedgehog 2....
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
1 month ago
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star in Paramount Pictures' "THE LOST CITY."...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
2 months ago
(L to R) Walker Scobell as Young Adam and Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam. Cr. Doane Gregory/Netflix © 2...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
2 months ago
13-year old Mei Lee's friends react to finding out she turns into a giant, red panda when she gets ...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
2 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.
2 months ago
Haley Bennett stars as Roxanne and Peter Dinklage as Cyrano 
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ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

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.
3 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.
3 months ago
Tom Holland stars as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg stars as Victor "Sully" Sullivan in Columbia Pi...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: Tom Holland-led ‘Uncharted’ movie mixes multiple adventure tropes in adaptation of popular video game series

Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star in the long-anticipated movie UNCHARTED, based on the PlayStation games by Naughty Dog. Young adventurer Nathan Drake and treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan seek a billion dollar gold fortune believed to have been amassed by famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan centuries ago.
3 months ago
Jennifer Lopez as Kat and Owen Wilson as Charlie in Universal Pictures' MARRY ME....
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: Superstar singer J-Lo tries to find harmony with random guy Owen Wilson in rom-com ‘Marry Me’

A global megastar (Jennifer Lopez) impulsively marries an ordinary guy she's never met before (Owen Wilson) in the new romantic comedy "Marry Me" in theaters and streaming on Peacock. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says J-Lo fans should enjoy it, and many husbands/boyfriends will probably have to watch it with their significant others, whether they want to or not.
3 months ago
Jenny Slate and Charlie Day star in I WANT YOU BACK.
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ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: Rom-com movie ‘I Want You Back’ sees Charlie Day & Jenny Slate unable to move on after getting dumped

Charlie Day and Jenny Slate star in the romantic comedy 'I Want You Back' on Prime Video, where they hope to win back their exes by helping each other ruin those exes' new relationships. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the film was laugh-out-loud funny at times and didn't veer into gross-out type humor that many comedies do, but some parents may feel uncomfortable letting their older teens watch it.
3 months ago
Director Kenneth Branagh’s mystery-thriller “Death on the Nile” is based on the 1937 novel by...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: Kenneth Branagh returns as Poirot to solve gorgeous people’s murders in ‘Death on the Nile’

Kenneth Branagh returns as Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot in 'Death on the Nile' from 20th Century Studios. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says it's a superior movie to 2017's 'Murder on the Orient Express' and fans of mysteries should enjoy it.
3 months ago
John Bradley (’KC Houseman’, left), Patrick Wilson (’Brian Harper,’ center), and Halle Berr...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: ‘Moonfall’ plays around with gravity, plausibility in special effects-heavy, sci-fi disaster movie

Roland Emmerich brings another disaster movie to the big screen with MOONFALL, starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the special effects are top notch, but moviegoers will have to suspend a LOT of disbelief to enjoy it.
3 months ago
(from left) Graciela (Penélope Cruz), Mason “Mace” (Jessica Chastain), Marie (Diane Kruger) an...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL NEWSRADIO/KSL TV

REVIEW: Female-led spy thriller ‘The 355’ benefits from solid cast but suffers from predictability

A solid cast and some decent action scenes are the highlights of "The 355", a new female-led spy thriller from Universal Pictures. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says much of the movie will be predictable for fans of the genre, but the writers do manage to toss in a couple of surprises.
4 months ago
Ash (Scarlett Johansson) performs on stage in SING 2 from Universal Pictures and Illumination Studi...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: ‘Sing 2’ takes its all-star cast of singing animals on the road for more family-friendly movie fun

The new animated movie SING 2 is exactly what it looks like: a bunch of silly fun for the family, with a lot of toe-tapping pop songs throughout. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the music is the real star of the show but it’s not a bad way to spend a couple of hours together as a family.
5 months ago
(L-r) KEANU REEVES as Neo/Thomas Anderson and CARRIE-ANNE MOSS as Trinity in Warner Bros. Pictures,...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ takes the movie franchise in new directions while paying homage to the past

Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and co-creator Lana Wachowski all return to the sci-fi and action-heavy world of the Matrix in "The Matrix Resurrections" from Warner Bros pictures. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says the very nature of the "Matrix" universe allows for the series to be rebooted in a believable manner, but the movie can be a little too self-aware at times. However, most fans should be satisified.
5 months ago
Ralph Fiennes as Oxford in 20th Century Studios’ THE KING’S MAN. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 20th...
ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL TV & KSL NEWSRADIO

REVIEW: Despite Ralph Fiennes, Rasputin and some goofy history lessons, ‘The King’s Man’ is not a must-see

While "The King's Man" showcases the coolness of Ralph Fiennes and manages to be slightly better than its predecessors, KSL's Andy Farnsworth says its few fun quirks are overshadowed by its uneven tone and some gross-out moments that ultimately make it a movie only for existing fans of the series.
5 months ago
Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME....
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REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ is a stunning movie that somehow lives up to its own hype

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" provides an emotional, exciting, satisfying conclusion to the 'Homecoming' trilogy and stunningly lives up to its own considerable hype. KSL's Andy Farnsworth says he was blown away and it almost immediately became one of his top 3 MCU movies.
5 months ago
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REVIEW: ‘West Side Story’ movie remake from Steven Spielberg is a visual and emotional treat

Legendary director Steven Spielberg's remake of the beloved musical WEST SIDE STORY is a visually beautiful and emotionally engaging movie that still feels relevant 60 years later, says KSL's Andy Farnsworth. Great casting choices and Spielberg's film-making talent combine for an outstanding cinematic experience.
5 months ago
Winslow Fegley and Steve Zahn in “8-Bit Christmas.”
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ANDY FARNSWORTH, KSL NEWSRADIO

What To Watch this weekend in theaters and streaming (Nov. 26, 2021)

Holiday movies are coming in large numbers to streaming services now that we're past Thanksgiving. KSL's Andy Farnsworth gives you and your family some suggestions that may be worth making time to watch, like 8-BIT CHRISTMAS, CANDY COATED CHRISTMAS, PRINCESS SWITCH 3, ROBIN ROBIN and others.
6 months ago
Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani and Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci in Ridley Scott’s
HOUSE OF...
MORGAN WOLFE, KSL-TV

REVIEW: ‘House of Gucci’ movie feels more like House of Gaga

The gorgeous Italian locations and iconic fashion on display in the new movie HOUSE OF GUCCI are only exceeded by the powerhouse acting and performances from Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, says KSL TV's Morgan Wolfe in her review. She also felt the movie was a little too long for a single story and may have been better served in two parts.
6 months ago
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