NEW YORK (AP) — The stylish combat film "300: Rise of an Empire" topped the box office with a strong debut of $45.1 million seven years after the original "300" became an unlikely sensation.
A seemingly endless movie awards season finally concludes Sunday with the Academy Awards. By now, many of the front-runners have established themselves, but the night’s big honor – best picture – remains a dramatic question mark.
Young and old fans alike know the joy of dumping a set of Legos on the floor and chucking that instruction manual. After all, throwing a portion of a helicopter on an incomplete racecar could produce the ultimate hybrid.
George Clooney, movie director, started out with so much promise.
As Zac Efron tears up and professes his love to a pert blonde who gave it up on the first night, it's clear the story line of romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" has gone too far.
"Labor Day" turns out to be aptly titled, and not only because it transpires over the course of one hot-and-heavy summer's end in the mid-1980s. In this intense, exquisitely photographed domestic potboiler, both Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin deliver studiously serious performances, trying mightily not to betray how hard they're working to overcome the preposterous story in which they find themselves.
Northern Illinois University’s College of Education invites students, faculty, staff and community members to attend its ongoing Diversity in Film series.
Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite arch-enemy.
Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.
There’s a family-friendly fairytale sense to “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
In a palatial mansion on Long Island, a lone, well-dressed millionaire played in an all-out performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, presides virtually unseen over a bacchanal of benumbed excess, the avatar of an age of heedless self-indulgence and greed.
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 what movies like “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.