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  • FOX 13 movie critic reviews ‘Dolittle’ and ‘Bad Boys for Life’

    FOX 13’s Rich Bonaduce says the 2020 remake of a classic — “Dolittle” — is a letdown. But another movie with a long-recognized name — “Bad Boys for Life” — is actually not bad. Watch his review in the video above.

  • ‘The Rise of Skywalker’: Rich reviews the Star Wars trilogy finale

    What did FOX 13 movie critic Rich Bonaduce think of the newest “Star Wars” film? Read and watch his review below: It’s finally here: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” But allow me to BYOB (Bear Your Own Bias) before I get started. I’m old enough to have seen the original 1977 “Star Wars” in theaters, and I — like all my little friends — was blown away. But there was no “Episode IV – A New Hope” on the […]

  • At the Movies: ‘Neighborhood,’ ‘Frozen 2’

    Everybody’s heard about Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers in “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” but you may not have heard that it’s based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist named Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) who interviewed him for a story. What you also may not have known — especially if you’ve watched the somewhat misleading trailers — is that this film is not so much about Mister Rogers as it is about […]

  • At the Movies: ‘Charlie’s Angels, ‘Ford v Ferrari’

    This weekend comes a reboot (or a restart, or an update or …whatever!) to a beloved property. When Elena — a systems engineer played by “Aladdin” 2019’s Naomi Scott — blows the whistle on a new technology that could be easily weaponized, “Charlie’s Angels” reconvene! Part “Kingsman,” part 007, part classic “Charlies Angels,” the 2019 version has plenty of girl power to trigger the trolls but also plenty to cheer about. Although not every action sequence is equally well-done, they’re […]

  • Rich’s Reviews: ‘Midway,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’ and ‘Last Christmas’

    My father and I probably watched “Midway” 1976 a dozen times, and even with the nationalism and fictional characters, it was a rousing film. Now comes a “Midway” complete with all the CGI battle sequences you’ve come to expect in 2019, and from director Roland Emmerich, best known for such shallow blow-em-ups as “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012.” He certainly delivers in those areas, especially right out of the gate with a riveting depiction of the Pearl […]

  • Rich reviews ‘The Lighthouse’ and ‘Countdown’

    “The Lighthouse” is billed as a drama, but boy is it ever a creepy one. It’s New England in the 1890’s and on a remote and mysterious island, two “wikis”(lighthouse keepers) struggle to get along with each other and keep their sanity while marooned during freak storm. But that’s not the only thing that freaky about this film by the man who brought you “The VVitch” in 2015, writer/director Robert Eggers (this time written with brother Max). Firstly, “The Lighthouse” […]

  • At the Movies: Rich reviews ‘Joker’

    There’s really only one major release this weekend — apparently, nobody wanted to compete with Joaquin Phoenix playing Arthur Fleck, a broken man largely disregarded by society who eventually becomes known as the arch-nemesis of a certain caped crusader. He’s… “Joker.”

  • Rich reviews: ‘Abominable’ and ‘Judy’

    This week, Fox 13’s Rich Bonaduce reviews two very different movies: “Abominable,” an animated kids’ movie about a magical yeti, and “Judy,” a biopic about Judy Garland.

  • Rich reviews ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Ad Astra’

    SALT LAKE CITY — This week, Fox 13’s Rich Bonaduce reviews two films: “Downton Abbey” and “Ad Astra.” Find out what he thought of both in his “At the Movies” segment above!

  • The writers and directors of ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ talk about the movie on GDU

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure that begins when “Zak” (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from his nursing home to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, training under veteran wrestler “The Salt Water Redneck” (Thomas Haden Church). “Tyler,” a small-time outlaw on the run (Shia LaBeouf) becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally while “Eleanor” (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own to joins […]

  • Rich Bonaduce reviews: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

    Movies don’t get much bigger than Marvel’s, and so if there’s one in theaters, it’s bound to make money. But should it? Maybe, especially when it’s about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, who is “Far From Home” (SMFFH). “To websling or not to websling?” That is the question that drives this latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), a movie that basically closes the door on the MCU’s Phase Three. Following the event of Marvel’s highly successful “Avengers: Endgame,” young […]

  • Rich’s review: Toy Story 4 meets high Pixar expectations

    In a sequel no one saw coming just a few years ago (since “Toy Story 3” seemed to end so eloquently), the gang goes to infinity… and beyond Andy’s bedroom! When young Bonnie forgets to bring a comfort toy with her to her first day of Kindergarten (yes, even nine years later she’s still about 5 years old), she literally makes a new toy friend she dubs “Forky” (Tony Hale), even though it’s a Spork (because, again, she’s 5). Naturally, […]

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