‘El Chicano’ disappoints in many ways, along with being boring

“El Chicano” Rated R: Strong violence and language throughout. Playing at: Premiere Cinemas. Credits: Directed by Ben Hernandez Bray. Screenplay by Bray and Joe Carnahan. Original music by Mitch Lee. Cinematography by Juan Miguel Azpiroz. Edited by Jason Hellmann. Production design by Amy A. Brewster. Art direction by James Phillips. Set decoration by Amber Humphries. Costume design by … Continued

‘Long Shot’ has its crude moments, but Charlize Theron is brilliant in this funny, entertaining political romcom

“Long Shot” Rated R: Strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Jonathan Levine. Screenplay by Dan Sterling and Liz Hannah from a story by Sterling. Music by Marco Beltrami and Miles Hankins. Cinematography by Yves Belanger. Edited by … Continued

Not sure what was worse: Awful ‘La Llorona,’ or parents who brought a young child with them

Rated R: For violence and terror. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Michael Chaves. Screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. Music by Joseph Bishara. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Edited by Peter Gvozdas. Production design by Melanie Jones. Set decoration by Sandra Skora. Costumes designed by … Continued

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is very entertaining, but a challenge for filmmakers to make great

PG-13:  Sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and some language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes IMAX and D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17 (includes XD auditorium), Movies 16 (includes XD auditorium) and Stars & Stripes Dive-In. Credits: Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely; based on the Marvel comics by Stan Lee … Continued

‘Hellboy’ remake is really bloody and, well, not a whole lot more

“Hellboy” R: Strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17,  Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Neil Marshall. Screenplay by Andrew Cosby; based on the Dark Horse Comic Book “Hellboy” created by Mike Mignola. Music by Benjamin Wallfisch. Cinematography by Lorenzo Senatore. Edited … Continued

The real horror is deciding to watch ‘Pet Sematary’

“Pet Sematary” R: Horror violence, bloody images and some language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17,  Movies 16 and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer. Screenplay by Jeff Buhler; from a screen story by Matt Greenberg; based on the novel by Stephen King. Music by Christopher Young. … Continued

‘Shazam’: Bill and The Boy kinda liked it and kinda didn’t

“Shazam!” (3-D/2-D) PG-13: Intense sequences of action, language and suggestive material. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas (includes Imax and D-Box auditoriums), Tinseltown 17 (includes XD auditorium), Movies 16 (includes XD auditorium) and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by David F. Sandberg. Screenplay by Henry Gayden; from a story by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke; based on … Continued

‘Us’ … Jordan Peele’s creepy follow up to ‘Get Out’ is not perfect, but it’s scary good

“Us” R: Violence/terror and language. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17 (includes XD), Movies 16 (includes XD) and Stars & Stripes Drive-In. Credits: Directed by Jordan Peele. Screenplay by Jordan Peele. Cinematography by Mike Gioulakis. Original music by Michael Abels. Edited by Nicholas Monsour. Production design by Ruth De Jong. Art direction by Cara Brower. Set … Continued

Documentary ‘Apollo 11’ is a gripping tale even though we all know how it turned out

“Apollo 11” Rated G. Playing at: Cinemark Movies 16. Credits: Directed by Todd Douglas Miller. Cinematography by Adam Holender. Original music by Matt Morton. Edited by Todd Douglas Miller. Cast: Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins were the Apollo 11 astronauts. Footage also includes other astronauts, NASA personnel and national news personnel. Bill’s rating: Four-and-one-half stars … Continued

If you’re further away than ‘Five Feet Apart’ for this movie, you’ll be better off

“Five Feet Apart” PG: Thematic elements, language and suggestive material. Playing at: Alamo Drafthouse, Premiere Cinemas and Tinseltown 17. Credits: Directed by Justin Baldoni. Written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Taconis. Cinematography by Frank G. DeMarco. Music by Brian Tyler and Breton Vivian. Edited by Angela M. Catanzaro. Production design by Tony Fanning. Art direction by Kelly Curley. … Continued