Can there be too much of a good thing? Where did that expression come from, anyway? If it’s good, isn’t more always better?
The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.
Sleeping dragons, as we know from our childhood literature, eventually awaken. If they didn’t, there wouldn’t be a story. So it’s hardly news that in the second installment of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy, the dragon rouses from his slumber.
Instead of the bygone damsels in distress – yes we’re talking about you Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty – the female royals of “Frozen,” Disney’s latest animated wonder, are feisty, forward and independent.
For the second year in a row, Sycamore’s State Theatre is showing free holiday movies as a gift to the community.
A considerable upgrade over the first “Hunger Games” movie, “Catching Fire” comes across more like a remake than a sequel.
Comic book movies are increasingly, like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity,” lost in space.
As creaky as an arthritic hip, “Last Vegas” does for four leading stars of the ’70s and ’80s whatámoviesálike “Tough Guys” and “Grumpy Old Men” did for survivors of Hollywood’s storied Golden Age: It lets them show they can still throw a punch, bust a move and get it on, and that they’re not quite ready for the Motion Picture Home just yet. Beyond that, this genteel “Hangover” for the AARP crowd has little to recommend it, although a smattering of funny gags and the nostalgia value of the cast keeps the whole thing more watchable than it has any right to be.
In an age when we’re able to consume content so many different ways – and that’s a good thing, mostly – let’s declare right now that there’s only one truly correct way to experience “Gravity,” Alfonso Cuaron’s thrilling new space film.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
LOS ANGELES – “You’re Next” is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered.
“You hear nothing. You see nothing. You only serve.” Such are the instructions Cecil Gaines receives as he embarks on his daunting new job at the Eisenhower White House in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
Time flies when you’re not wondering about the welfare of the Smurfs, those diminutive, animated blue-skinned forest-dwellers. Turns out they’ve been just fine since their 2011 big-screen outing, but there’s trouble brewing in their new adventure-comedy that will require their curious blend of wide-eyed optimism and goofy enthusiasm to peacefully resolve.
ROME – The Venice Film Festival marks its 70th edition with films starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts adrift in space, Scarlett Johanseen as a seductive alien roaming the Scottish countryside and Judi Dench as a single Roman Catholic woman searching for a son she was forced to give up decades before.
Free of heroes and villains in spandex costumes, “The Wolverine” strives mightily to be unlike any other comic book movie.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – In delivering a film about a garden snail that dreams of winning the Indy 500, it's as if the makers of "Turbo" had been pressed to come up with the most extreme underdog tale they could think of. Or else animators really are running out of ideas for original new characters. An attractively designed but narratively challenged, one-note film, "Turbo" skews younger than the norm for big animated features these days and has limited appeal for little girls.
The novelty of a certain movie can wear off the moment its sequel begins, which is what happens with “RED 2.”
Another weekend in this summer of 2013 has arrived, and that can mean only one thing: the world is coming to an end again.
NEW YORK – The minions of "Despicable Me 2" ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western "The Lone Ranger" in the dust.