The Prowler

Shock through the heart

Shock through the heart

April 14, 2019

“Say my name so that my powers may flow through you.” That’s how the adventure begins for Billy Batson (Asher Angel), foster kid and occasional runaway turned superhero in an adult body. In the ne...

‘Pet Sematary’ reboot resurrects classic horror story

‘Pet Sematary’ reboot resurrects classic horror story

April 11, 2019

Sometimes, dead is better. And at Paramount Pictures, sometimes it isn’t. Last Friday, Paramount Pictures released a modern reboot of “Pet Sematary,” based on the novel by Stephen King. This remast...

Disney remakes continue to flounder as ‘Dumbo’ fails to take flight

Disney remakes continue to flounder as ‘Dumbo’ fails to take flight

April 10, 2019

“Dumbo” is the newest Disney live-action film to arrive in theaters, and there is no doubt that this low-flying film probably should have stayed animated. The decades-old story tells the journey of a ...

‘Us’ doubles down on mystery and horror

‘Us’ doubles down on mystery and horror

March 26, 2019

They think like you. They look like you. They want to kill you. When their doubles attack, a family bands together to stay alive. But can they defeat themselves? So goes the plot of “Us,” the second horr...

Literary disaster transforms into decent teen blockbuster

Literary disaster transforms into decent teen blockbuster

March 24, 2019

Two teens destined to fall in love, but with a catch: a fatal disease, cystic fibrosis, shared by both. Along with this diagnosis comes an inability to touch each other for fear of contamination. ...

The successes and failures of ‘Captain Marvel’

The successes and failures of ‘Captain Marvel’

March 12, 2019

“Captain Marvel” hit theaters last week with a phenomenal opening weekend box office of over $450 million. Rising above petty controversy about female superheroes, the newest MCU film was an exciting...

How to perfect your trilogy

How to perfect your trilogy

March 3, 2019

The story that began with a little boy who couldn't kill a dragon ends here, a lifetime and three movies later. Welcome to “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the perfect ending to a magnifi...

Super-dysfunctional family proves super-functional on the small screen

Super-dysfunctional family proves super-functional on the small screen

February 24, 2019

The dad’s an emotionally distant billionaire. The mom’s an android. The butler’s a monkey. The superpowered children are broken and dysfunctional adults. Welcome to the Umbrella Academy, where fam...

Sequel adds more pieces to franchise’s success

Sequel adds more pieces to franchise’s success

February 17, 2019

Last weekend, Warner Brothers Animation released a whimsical movie that’s part "Toy Story," part musical, and part interstellar adventure, all made from love, happiness, and Legos. Lots and lots of Leg...