Review: Welcome to Marwen

A well intentioned, but woefully misguided attempt to mine real life trauma for feel good whimsy, the effects driven wannabe crowd pleaser Welcome to Marwen has a lot of great technology, solid ideas, and a genuine, earnest desire to uplift, but it never realizes that it’s approach is astoundingly clueless and shallow.

Review: Beautiful Boy

One of the most tonally off-putting and frustrating depictions of a family attempting to work through, with, and around the addiction issues of a loved one, Beautiful Boy is a well intentioned, but altogether too earnest, hollow, and baffling assembled melodrama that plays more like a parody of an afterschool special than a serious drama.

Review: ‘Despicable Me 3,’ starring Steve Carell

After a side story telling the origin of the now ubiquitous, gibberish babbling yellow Minions, Despicable Me 3 goes back to the story of a reformed supervillain and his new wife navigating the waters of parenthood while trying to save the world. While Despicable Me 3 doesn’t aim as high as its two proper predecessors in the narrative or emotional departments, it’s still a lightweight bit of fun that the 3 to 8 demographic will lap up happily and adults will get a few hearty chuckles on the side.