He’s forlorn, hasn’t had a date in 100 years and his voice-activated dating app is no help. She books passage on the monster cruise of a lifetime, a journey into the heart of the Bermuda Triangle.
Once onboard, Drac immediately falls for Captain Ericka (Kathryn Hahn).
“Gotta be great-a than the hatas,” says one monster. WHITNEY: 4 STARS Like the recent Amy Winehouse documentary, which tells the story of a prodigiously talented woman lost in life to a lifestyle that she couldn’t or didn’t want to control, “Whitney” is a study of a very public downfall.
Director Kevin Macdonald is tasked with telling the all-too-common story of the rise-and-fall of an icon.
No one really knows what would happen if things go wrong.” Of course things go wrong—there’d be no movie otherwise—when some terrible people sabotage the building’s security systems, starting a blaze on the ninety-sixth floor.
Ford’s family is trapped above the fire line, so our one-legged hero must rescue them while fighting the bad guys and convincing the cops the fire wasn’t his fault.
Johnson is charismatic, has a way with a line but here he is reduced to his most obvious asset, his over-developed body, capable of superhuman feats of endurance and skills.
He is Hercules a slab of grade-A muscle who can power his way out of any situation, most often with a roll of duct tape in tow.
MARY SHELLEY: 2 STARS Today Mary Shelley is a household name even if her best-known book, “Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus,” the first true science fiction tale, was originally published without her name.At three times the height of the Empire State Building, The Pearl is one of the world’s greatest architectural achievements -- but is it safe?That’s what billionaire owner Zhao Min Zhi (Chin Han) wants to know.Career highlights are showcased, including her stirring version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991 and her blockbuster version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” which remains the best-selling single by a female artist in music history, but it is the personal side that intrigues.Interviews reveal blockbuster allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of cousin Dee Dee Warwick, early drug use with brother Michael and half-brother Gary Garland, and a troubled financial history with her father.The details will be familiar to anyone alive and reading the tabloids when Whitney Houston, the preeminent singer of her era, flamed out in spectacular fashion, dying at age 48 after years of well-documented erratic behaviour.“Whitney” tells the story, from good to bad to worse, with a dose of empathy.The heart knows what it wants, even if it is a cold, un-beating heart.They hit it off, but it turns out Ericka might have an ulterior motive for returning Drac’s advances.The fun of “Hotel Transylvania 3” is in the details not the story.The kid-friendly creepy crawlies, deadpan fish cruise ship staff, Grandpa Dracula’s (Mel Brooks) skimpy withered green body and Captain Ericka’s underwater craft that looks like it just floated in from “Yellow Submarine” are all a hoot. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” doesn’t add up to much story-wise—music and dance numbers, though inventively staged, pad out the running time to feature length—but the messages of tolerance and kindness are important themes in today’s increasingly serious world.