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  • 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' review: Raptors delight while humans make a mess of things

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' review: Raptors delight while humans make a mess of things

    Of all the terrors on view in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” the sight of Toby Jones’ toupee bobbing up and down, when his character (a sniveling dinosaur auctioneer) dashes into an elevator to alleged safety, with the camera and something called the “Indoraptor” scrambling behind him — reader,...

  • 'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?

    'Tag' review: Don't these guys have anything else to do?

    Subjects of a 2013 Wall Street Journal feature, the real-life friends who provoked the new comedy “Tag” are, let’s assume, decent guys, fun-loving and supportive and appreciative of having the time and money to keep the same elaborate prankster version of tag going for nearly 30 years. But I kind...

  • 'Superfly' review: One last score, this time in Atlanta

    'Superfly' review: One last score, this time in Atlanta

    The grungy, fairly entertaining remake of “Superfly” borrows a few key narrative hooks from the 1972 original, along with key elements of its fantastic Curtis Mayfield soundtrack (notably “Pusherman”). But for better or worse, the new version has no interest in fashioning the same sort of mashup...

  • 'Incredibles 2' review: Piling on the action in a 14-years-later sequel

    'Incredibles 2' review: Piling on the action in a 14-years-later sequel

    When writer-director Brad Bird made “The Incredibles” (2004), the superhero movie genre looked nothing like the overcrowded youth hostel it does today. The “X-Men” movies, the fledgling “Spider-Man” franchise and that was about it. This was pre-“Iron Man.” This preceded the entire Marvel Cinematic...

  • AMC Theatres offering Movie Pass-type monthly subscription program

    AMC Theatres offering Movie Pass-type monthly subscription program

    AMC Theatres will offer a "Movie Pass" type monthly subscription service through its loyalty program starting June 26. The company will add AMC Stubs A-List to its rewards program, offering members up to three movies per week for $19.95 a month, according to a news release. The new tier will join...

  • Starbucks Happy Hour: Sip half-priced Frappuccinos on Thursday

    Starbucks Happy Hour: Sip half-priced Frappuccinos on Thursday

    Celebrate the first day of summer with half off any grande Frappuccino at Starbucks Happy Hour on Thursday, June 21.  Get the deal by signing up to get an invitation with a ring code and then stop in starting at 3 p.m. at participating stores to get the savings.  Try the new Serious Strawberry...

  • Free lasagna at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Free lasagna at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Get a free lasagna to take home from Carrabba's Italian Grill with purchase through July 1. The chain is offering the freebie when you order a Chicken Bryan, Chicken Marsala, Pollo Rosa Maria or Chicken Trio entree. No coupon is necessary. Just mention the offer to your server. The chain offers...

  • Freebie Friday: Father's Day freebies, free smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, cheap fraps at Starbucks

    Freebie Friday: Father's Day freebies, free smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, cheap fraps at Starbucks

    Happy Freebie Friday!  Father's Day is Sunday and I have huge roundup of freebies and savings on fun things to do, dining deals and gifts.  Friday is National Flip Flop Day and Tropical Smoothie cafe is giving away free Sunshine smoothies to customers wearing South Florida's essential dress shoe....

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