Wednesday, January 23 2013
When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.
Monday, April 30 2012
It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.
Wednesday, October 15 2008
Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.
Tuesday, April 29 2008
And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.
Thursday, June 19 2014
Both a visceral and heartbreaking experience, Lone Survivor honors truth through fiction in a way that is both rare and haunting.
Friday, December 20 2013
As much as Lone Survivor makes clear the Seals' legendary dedication and durability, it will go on to literalize the "dark, cold corners" and, of course, the "bad things".
Wednesday, August 29 2012
Although it wasn't a hit at the box office, Peter Berg's boisterous battle royale on boats is a hit in my heart—and the most fun you'll have all summer.
Thursday, May 17 2012
Battleship has plenty of trailer moments, 15-second expensive-looking money shots of stuff blowing up in all sizes and shapes.
Friday, January 20 2012
As actual and consequential as fighting is in On Freddie Roach, it's also figurative and allusive, shaping self-images as it reshapes physical bodies.
Monday, May 28 2012
The film is a huge missed opportunity, not because of its action potential but because of its subtext.
Friday, May 18 2012
Battleship is bollocks. Oddly enough, it makes no apologies for being so stupid.
Wednesday, April 25 2012
We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.
Tuesday, July 1 2008
Will Smith is the new up to date version of the late in life career of Charleton Heston. No, he's not some gun wielding NRA
Wednesday, July 2 2008
"I loved the idea of an alcoholic, nihilistic, subversive superhero, fighting crime drunk," says Peter Berg about "Hancock" - a screenplay that's been kicking around
Thursday, November 8 2007
This is not your grandfather's war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn't stopped Hollywood from releasing a series of films
Wednesday, October 10 2007
Anti-war demonstrators storm the Pentagon in the movie "Across the Universe." A career soldier protests the Iraq conflict in "In the Valley of Elah." The
Sunday, September 30 2007
Writer Matthew Michael Carnahan makes a living pounding out movie scripts, where flights of fantasy and retreats from reality are the daily stock in trade.