Stories tagged: movies
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Review: ‘The Trip to Spain’ stirs aging anxiety into this improv-comedy feast
Fine restaurants provide the backdrop for philosophical musings, playful one-upmanship and more than a few celebrity impressions in “The Trip to Spain,” the third installment of Michael Winterbottom’s dryly comedic …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
Review: ‘Patti Cake$’ is a triumphant tale of finding your voice and being heard
Late in writer-director Geremy Jasper’s energetic directorial debut, “Patti Cake$,” a wealthy, powerful black male rap mogul, O-Z (Sahr Ngaujah), sizes up the overweight blond white girl who has just …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 5 p.m.
Stream on Demand: ‘Victoria’ assumes the throne on Amazon Prime
Also streaming this week: “The Tick,” “Little Evil,” “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “NARCOS.”
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Box-office eclipse: Hollywood has worst weekend in years
Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in one of the most dismal box-office results in 16 years.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are set to re-team for a new Joker/Harley Quinn movie
The “This Is Us” team of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are said to be in final negotiations to write and direct the untitled Joker/Harley film. Their NBC family drama …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Review: A different kind of buried treasure in ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’
It’s been called King Tut’s Tomb of silent cinema, a celluloid find at one of the world’s far corners that dazzled the film universe, but to accomplished, ambitious moviemaker Bill …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Review: ‘Leap!’ trips over its sloppy story
The animated feature “Leap!” pirouettes onto screens this weekend, hoping to snag the attention of young audiences during the dog days of summer. This Canadian production, originally titled, “Ballerina,” finally …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017
Review: Nothing cute or harmless about this ‘Boy’
Marc Webb’s “The Only Living Boy in New York” is not nearly as cute as it thinks it is.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5 p.m.
James Cameron on 3-D ‘Terminator 2’: It’s a ‘thrill’
But technology has caught up to the way Cameron makes movies, and now “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is being re-released theatrically in 3-D this weekend.
Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Review: ‘All Saints’ is a sweet story, even if the storytelling falters
The bread and butter of the faith-based film genre is real-life stories, usually involving miracle healings or visions of Jesus himself, and often times both (“Miracles From Heaven,” “90 Minutes …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
New on DVD for Aug. 22: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Daredevil’
Films and TV shows based on comic books are among the top DVD offerings being Tuesday.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3 p.m.
Movie review: ‘Logan Lucky’ is an entertaining blue-collar heist movie
This is Steven Soderbergh at his most fun, working in slick heist caper mode, featuring his muse of the moment, Channing Tatum.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Movie review: German drama ‘13 Minutes’ details 1939 assassination attempt on Hitler
A man is placing sticks of dynamite into a wall and setting a timer. Intensely focused and sweating profusely, he’s under a lot of stress, and no wonder. The date …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Cruise ankle break halts ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ production
Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt for the film during its London-based shoot.
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he’ll return as James Bond
Daniel Craig has ended speculation about his future in the 007 franchise, confirming to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night that he will be returning to the series for its 25th …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, noon
‘American Idol’ winner plans concert at prison where ‘Shawshank Redemption’ was filmed
“American Idol” Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze performed “Paranoia” in the prison’s chapel for a Facebook Live session in April. He liked the acoustics so much that he is coming …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Wonder Woman, passing $400 million, is now DC’s most dependable movie superhero
WB/DC’s first undeniable hit with both fans and critics since Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy hasn’t eased the seemingly constant uncertainty that hovers over their superhero movie universe.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 4 a.m.
‘Annabelle: Creation’ is scary good
If we have learned anything from the Cooking Channel, it’s that talent isn’t defined by the ingredients you use but what you do with them. By that measure, director David …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 12:01 a.m.
Review: Mediocre ‘Nut Job 2’ has some radical themes
You never know where you’re going to find the most radical ideas. Somehow, a sub-par animated film sequel intended to quiet the kids for a few hours on a weekend …
Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
Review: ‘The Glass Castle’ makes tricky transition to screen
Writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton has built a body of work that takes a magnifying glass to the individual surviving within a group, weaving portraits of stealth emotional impact. In his …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5 p.m.
Review: Al Gore returns in ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
With articles about climate change going viral on social media, reports of extreme weather events and melting glaciers circling in the news, and the president’s recent decision to leave the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Singer Glen Campbell has died at 81
Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer whose dozens of hit singles included “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” and whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Stream on Demand: New Netflix dramedy ‘Atypical’ tells the story of an autistic teen
Also debuting on Netflix is the feature comedy
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Haruo Nakajima, who played the original 1954 Godzilla, dies
The film, which went on to become a mega-series and inspired Hollywood spinoffs, struck a chord with postwar Japan, the only nation in the world to suffer atomic bombing, in …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
‘Dark Tower’ tops slow weekend with $19.5M at box office
After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Review: Florence Pugh turns in powerful performance in ‘Lady Macbeth’
“Lady Macbeth” is a cautionary tale of corrosive patriarchy. The film is a haunting, angry vision of feminine rebellion, anchored by a powerful lead performance from Pugh.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Review: In ‘The Dark Tower,’ franchise visions fall flat
Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in ‘Detroit’
There is no nice or pretty way to tell a story about the systemic oppression and mistreatment of black people in the United States. It’s fitting then that Kathryn Bigelow’s …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Review: An artist comes out from behind her camera ‘B-Side’ doc
Photographer Elsa Dorfman is known for her large-format Polaroid portraits, created on 20-by-24-inch instant film, using one of the five cameras originally built by the company, which stopped making the …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Review: ‘Kidnap’ is a snoozefest
Halle Berry stars as a woman who pushes her minivan – and her psyche – to the limit while retrieving her young son from abductors in the scanty thriller “Kidnap.” …