'The Suicide Squad' lets James Gunn take another shot at DC's team of super-villains
"The Suicide Squad" is a rather ironic title for a do-over, but that's what DC and Warner Bros. have essentially done, taking another stab at the team of super-villains five years after a prior effort. On the plus side, writer-director James Gunn's movie is superior to its predecessor on most every level. Balancing that, the R-rated mayhem becomes a trifle numbing, blunting the overall effect.
'Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union' looks back on his life and legacy
Timed to the former president's 60th birthday, "Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union" seeks to be the definitive document on Barack Obama's life and presidency, and at five-plus hours over three nights, mostly succeeds in that daunting task. At its best, this HBO production weds the soaring rhetoric and lofty expectations to the challenge of realizing that "more perfect union," both then and now.