Film highlights survival, will power

It takes a great deal of human strength to climb Mount Everest. It takes a godlike prowess to make it back down. “Everest” chronicles an...

The Boxtrolls’ provides family-friendly laughs

If there has been a bigger recent victim of bad marketing than “The Boxtrolls,” then I cannot think of it. From the trailer and previews...

Big K.R.I.T. may well be ‘King of the South’

After nearly a decade of humility and hard work, Big K.R.I.T. has finally come to claim the throne of Southern hip-hop. The Meridian, Mississippi rapper’s...

Lots of laughs in new Muppets movie

For all the high standards that even amateur film critics such as myself use to scrutinize movies, sometimes the power of fun cannot be...

REVIEW: Gooding Jr.’s acting only crime in ‘American Crime Story’

On Tuesday night, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk gave America the chance to relive one of the most high-profile murder cases in history with...

New film does not diverge from book

I read “Divergent” in January. It was so good that I finished it in 24 hours and as soon as I was done, I...

Simmons declares ‘rock is finally dead’

Once again, the ex-bassist and leader of KISS, Gene Simmons, is making a lot of noise with his over-the-top controversial comments. In an interview...

“Love, Simon” delivers a raw coming out story

What begins as yet another humdrum teen film slowly morphs into an empowering, passionate coming out story. While toting a flat, ultimately unlikeable cast...

‘Freedom Wars’ enjoyable, but not perfect

Imagine being forced to work off a criminal sentence of 1 million years. It seems like an especially exorbitant number already. Now, imagine that...

‘Wind in the Willows’ involves little conflict

Sometimes when I go to see a play presented by the Southern Miss Department of Theatre, I forget that it is meant to be...

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