Captain America: Civil War

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. Running time: 146 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. With “Captain America: Civil War,” directors Anthony and Joe Russo have found the tricky balance that eluded the ordinarily reliable Joss Whedon with last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” They’ve […]

Fantastic Four

20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, and for language. Running time: 106 minutes. One star out of four. So we just got back from a two-week East Coast sweep — Montreal, Vermont, New Hampshire, Boston and back up again — wherein I believe I ate all of the lobster. All of it. […]

Ant-Man

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. The end of the world isn’t nigh, for once, in “Ant-Man.” Sure, there are stakes. This is a summer blockbuster, after all. It has to make us care about something of consequence. But the overwhelming, self-serious sense […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four. As I’m writing this review of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” I have “Come and Get Your Love,” the bouncy 1974 pop tune by Redbone, stuck in my head. Actually, […]