'Tomorrowland' is equal parts suspense and wonder
Tom Tangney | May 21, 2015 5:22 pmTomorrowland" is a big budget kid's movie. It's very Disney and very good but first and foremost, it's a kids movie. A kids empowerment movie, to be exact.
Tom's top 10 picks for SIFF 2015
May 17, 2015 9:37 pmKIRO Radio movie critic Tom Tangney reveals his top 12 picks for Seattle International Film Festival 2015.
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is packed with more than just great action
Tom Tangney | May 01, 2015 7:21 amSure, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is too much of a good thing. Way too much. But what that also means is there are a lot of good things to be had in this blockbuster sequel to the monster hit that was the first Avengers film.
'The Age of Adaline' is 'fleeting and inconsequential'
Tom Tangney | April 24, 2015 8:31 am"The Age of Adaline" might make you swoon. Then again it might make you double over in laughter. It's that kind of movie.
'Ex Machina' provocative in all the right ways
Tom Tangney | April 17, 2015 8:11 am'Ex Machina' is very slick filmmaking, with an ice-cold exterior and a very hot inner core.
'While We're Young' best American film of the year so far
Tom Tangney | April 10, 2015 9:51 amBen Stiller stars in the best American film of the year so far. I realize that may come as a shock to some people who know him primarily from the Fokker movies or those Museum flicks but Stiller has always had ambitions beyond broad comedy.
Tom Tangney cleans up and goes to the theater
April 03, 2015 12:43 pmSeattle's three principal theatres - Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, and the 5th Avenue - are all staging off-beat musicals this month.
'Get Hard' will get laughs, but it's hardly good
Tom Tangney | March 27, 2015 6:57 am"Get Hard" is exactly what you'd expect from a Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart vehicle - it's dumb, low-brow, and yes, funny, even if only intermittently.
Occasional interesting ideas in 'Insurgent'
March 20, 2015 7:15 amThe Divergent series has two more shots to get this right, but I'm afraid it's going to take something as improbable as one of Tris' out-of-left-field rescues to make this franchise worth it.
'Cinderella' equal parts gorgeous & bland: 8-year-old kids will love it
Tom Tangney | March 13, 2015 9:48 amDisney's live-action versions of the fairy tales haven't made as big a splash as often, but when they do, they've been huge at the box-office too. Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" made over a billion dollars worldwide and Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent," over $800 million.