‘Uncharted’ throws Tom Holland out of a plane

Tom Holland in “Uncharted” (Screen capture: YouTube)

Whether you’re at the cinema or streaming at home, movie choices abound, with new ones arriving every week. Here’s our take on what’s new, free, fun, or all of the above.

‘Uncharted’: Is it not-so-hidden treasure or disappointing loot?

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Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland star in Columbia Pictures’ UNCHARTED.

“Here’s the assorted loot you’ll find in the ‘Uncharted’ treasure chest: two slam-bang action settings, lackluster storylines, a charming Tom Holland turn leading man, a set of wasted support players and a terrible casting mistake Mark Wahlberg. Does this correspond to hidden treasure or disappointing transportation? Well, it’s in the eyes of the fortune hunter.

“Uncharted” isn’t bad enough to be a bad movie, but it’s not good enough to be a good one either. And for a highly anticipated video game adaptation that’s been in development for over 12 years (long enough that Wahlberg was originally cast as the young upstart rather than the mentor), that makes his long-awaited arrival a bit anticlimax.” Read the rest of film critic Caroline Siede’s review.

In theaters exclusively February 18. Rated PG-13. 116 minutes. Director: Ruben Fleischer. Starring: Tom Holland Mark WahlbergSophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas.

Make a ‘Uncharted’ Double Feature with: ‘Hardcore Henry’

Hard Henry (2016): “Hardcore Henry” isn’t based on a video game, but it replicates the gaming experience more directly than any proper adaptation of the past two decades. Filmed entirely in “first person shooter” mode (i.e. from the perspective of the protagonist), this sci-fi shoot-’em-up offers a creative riff on action cinema with a trick it’s hard to believe anyone hasn’t tried before. Rated R. 96 minutes. Real: Ilya Naishuller. With: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennet, Andrei Dementiev, Daria Charusha.

Best Movie of the Month (So Far): “The Worst Person in the World”

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Renate Reinsve appears in “The Worst Person in the World”

“Did we ever stop coming of age? That’s the question that lies implicitly at the director’s heart Joachim TrevesThe standout romantic comedy-drama of ‘The Worst Person in the World’ – Norway’s official entry for Best International Feature at the Oscars and one of the year’s premier contenders for Best Picture. Julie (Renate Reinsve) is 20 and quickly decides med school isn’t for her, even though she’s unsure what’s next. Her new boyfriend Aksel (Anders Danielsen’s Lie) is fifteen years older and struggling to figure out his own next step in life after finding early success as an acclaimed underground comic artist.” Read more about Caroline Siede’s opinion.

Rated R. 127 minutes. Language: Norwegian. Real: Joachim Treves. Starring: Renate Reinsve Anders Danielsen’s Lie, Herbert Nordrum. Opens in select theaters February 4.

WATCH: Joachim Treves “Thelma” and “Stronger Than Bombs”

More new movies

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Channing Tatum and a very good dog in “Dog”. (Screenshot: YouTube.)

  • Dog: Channing Tatum makes his directorial debut with this sweet road trip comedy about man’s best friend. Tatum also stars as a U.S. Army Ranger tasked with bringing a Belgian Malinois military working dog to the Pacific Coast in time to attend his master’s funeral. And if that premise alone is starting to bring you to tears, you’re definitely the right audience for this latest entry in Hollywood’s growing Dog Movie cinematic universe. Unlike “A Dog’s Purpose” or “A Dog’s Way Home”, however, “Dog” asserts its claim with a simple, declarative title that says it all. Handsome men, cute dogs and heartbreaking patriotism? What else would you need? Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. Real: Channing Tatum and Reid Caroline. With: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin NashQ’orianka Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Bill Burr. In theaters February 18.
  • Chainsaw Massacre: After 2021 gave us new versions of “Halloween” and “Candyman” and January kicked off with a new episode of “Scream,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” is the latest beloved horror franchise to reinvent a legacy. . This one lands on Netflix and is set to be a direct sequel to the 1974 original. (In other words, go ahead and skip the other seven movies in between.) “Eighth Grade” star Elsie Fisher says part of the new group of youngsters to venture into small town Texas and confront the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface. There they meet the franchise’s original heroine, Sally Hardesty (now played by Olwen Fouere), the sole survivor of the infamous Leatherface massacre of the 1970s. Rated R. 81 minutes. Dir: David Blue Garcia. With: Sarah Yarkin, Elsie Fisher, Mark Burnham, Jacob Latimore, Moe Dunford, Olwen Fouere, Alice Krige, Jessica Allain, Nell Hudson. In theaters February 18.
  • 10 truths about love: Camille Belle stars as Carina Franklin, a thriving romance columnist who has totally figured out her own love life — at least until her longtime boyfriend dumps her. Worse still, his editor insists on giving his column a “male perspective” and hires a writer named Liam (David Lafontain) to balance it. When the two new colleagues clash, Liam sets out to demonstrate that his tactic works by helping Carina win back her ex. Of course, in trying to prove themselves wrong, Liam and Carina might just realize how right they really are for each other. “10 Truths About Love” is a Tubi-Original. Rated TV-14. 90 minutes. Real: Brian K. Roberts. With: Camille Belle, David Lafontaine, Jennifer DeLucia, Karn Kalra, Paula Rivera, David Keley.

More jaw-dropping action, streaming free on Tubi

Once upon a time in Mexico (2003): Director Robert Rodriguez evokes a bloodbath (and concludes his “Mexico City” trilogy) when El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), at the request of a crazy CIA agent (Johnny Depp), hunt down the nefarious kingpin of the cartel (Willem Dafoe) who murdered the famous armed bandit’s wife. Rated R. 101 minutes. Real: Robert Rodriguez. Also presenting Salma Hayek, mickey rourke, eva mendes, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin.

The Raid: Redemption (2012): Widely considered one of the greatest action films of the 2010s, “The Raid: Redemption” (otherwise known as “The Raid”) follows an elite team tasked with infiltrating a high-rise building run by a ruthless drug lord. Anchored by the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat and creative directing within a limited setting, “The Raid” carves out a brutal action movie aesthetic all its own. Rated R. 100 minutes. Real: Gareth Huw Evans. Language: Indonesian. With: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Doni Alamsyah, yayan ruhian, Peter Gruno.

Crank (2006): “What if ‘Speed’ but inside a body instead of a bus?” That’s pretty much the premise of “Crank,” in which Jason Statham plays a British hitman who must maintain a constant flow of adrenaline in order to counter a synthetic drug designed to kill him. Fights? Dangerous driving? Illegal drugs? Public sex? It’s all on the table in this ridiculously over-the-top action-thriller that helped solidify Stath’s action-movie persona. Rated R. 87 minutes. Real: Marc Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Also presenting Smart Amy, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam.

Hard Henry (2016): “Hardcore Henry” isn’t based on a video game, but it replicates the gaming experience more directly than any proper adaptation of the past two decades. Filmed entirely in “first person shooter” mode (i.e. from the perspective of the protagonist), this sci-fi shoot-’em-up offers a creative riff on action cinema with a trick it’s hard to believe anyone hasn’t tried before. Rated R. 96 minutes. Real: Ilya Naishuller. With: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennet, Andrei Dementiev, Daria Charusha.

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