Seven years ago, a sweet little animated film called "The Croods" was released, and while it didn't make a particularly big splash, it still stood out as a charming, thoughtful, and entertaining adventure about family, survival, and exploring the unknown, all told through the eyes of a prehistoric family trying to make it to "tomorrow." At long last, Dreamworks has finally brought forth a sequel, "The Croods: A New Age," to update us on their continuing search, but with such
The Show: "Westworld" has been quite the trip of ups and downs so far. The first season, while a little slow to get the plot moving, eventually became somewhat engrossing as it delved into its futuristic theme park. The second season was where the real trouble began, for besides taking quite a while for it to get going properly, it became something of a mess not only narratively, but also temporally, ultimately favoring structure over substance. With the show returning for it
The Film: I've never been the biggest fan of romantic comedies. Over the decades, it's been a genre that, for the most part, always seems to get mired in a very basic formula, one that puts such a film on a very predictable, and therefore a very dull, course. That being said, that doesn't mean that there haven't been exceptions, films that have managed to work even in the confines of the oft-trod beats of the familiar framework. One such film is Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck,"