Disney films have a tried and true formula, and "The Good Dinosaur" is no exception. However, there's something rather soothing about the familiar, and when it's executed well, it's cinematic comfort food. The time-tested template is in full force in the latest Disney-Pixar flick: take one misfit youth, add parental peril and a journey away from home, where our protagonist learns a life lesson or two and displays some hard-won heroism.
You might be further lulled into thinking that Bookmakers is solely a cocktail lounge when you have a look at the drinks menu, which features in addition to a vast selection of bourbon, rye and American whiskeys an array of Japanese and Taiwanese whiskeys, eight varieties of absinthe, three kinds of chartreuse and 10 brands of amaro. All that, and a full-page cocktail list courtesy of Bookmakers' beverage director, Ryan Sparks, an alumnus of Brewer's Art, Jack's Bistro and Of
Kosher restaurants in Baltimore have always tended to be Chinese joints, pizza shops and casual grills, but every 10 years or so, someone will try something a little fancier. These places don't usually last long, and who can say why? It could be because Baltimore's orthodox Jewish community is more family-oriented, not so interested in fancy dining. Or maybe those attempts were ahead of their time, or just not that good.
Redesigned for 2015, this second-generation Genesis looks, feels and drives like a luxury car should: distinctive, roomy, comfortable, quiet, powerful and loaded with safety and infotainment features. Yet it¿s priced thousands less than similarly equipped competitors.
It's no "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." (What is?) But on its own modest terms, the alien adventure "Earth to Echo" is a lively and likable knockoff that should divert, if not exactly enthrall, tweens and young teens.
The peculiar sweetness of "21 Jump Street" has taken a hiatus in "22 Jump Street," a brazen sequel that's both slightly disappointing and a reliable, often riotous "laffer" in the old Variety trade-magazine parlance.
"Ping Pong Summer" envisions a time when a kid's biggest worry was showing off at the local arcade, when a beach-side cookout with your weird relatives could become the stuff of family legend, when friends were all that really mattered and appearing cool was the toughest challenge a guy could face.