ROEPER: Overly familiar elements surround the heroics of Special Forces deployed to take on the Taliban and al-Qaida after 9/11.
Top-billed Bruce Willis shows up for 10 minutes at most.
Sequel improves on the original, thanks to gentle message and Hugh Grant mugging to the rafters as the villain.
The late actress found other success before and after her breakout role on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’
ROEPER: Oscar nominee Annette Bening brings her own glamor and pathos to the role of faded actress Gloria Grahame, finding romance in 1970s England.
ROEPER: Liam Neeson and his “Run All Night” director reunite for a much dumber thriller — this one on a train.
ROEPER: No seams showing in the Oscar winner’s performance — said to be his last — as an obsessive-compulsive, self-centered creative force.
ROEPER: It’s nice spending time with smart, talented Noël Wells as a smart, talented mess of a comedian.
The wonderful Lin Shaye returns in a horror sequel/prequel with a twist that won’t surprise any experienced filmgoer.
ROEPER: Christian Bale is at his intense best as a longtime military man ordered to escort a former enemy.
ROEPER: Fast-paced Pentagon Papers thriller brings out sides of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks we haven’t seen before.
It starts out as a fairly straightforward documentary about reuniting two long-separated brothers, but the directors don’t stop there.
ROEPER: Set in a parallel universe, bizarre buddy film pairs the charismatic “Bad Boys” alum with a grotesque misfit.
ROEPER: Jessica Chastain gives a nomination-worthy performance as the organizer of high-stakes, A-list poker games that aren’t exactly legal.
ROEPER: The screen veteran steals his limited scenes as a coldhearted billionaire in Ridley Scott’s well-paced kidnapping drama.