Movie Reviews


 Scarlett Johansson stars in "Under the Skin."

British sci-fi 'Under the Skin' thrills

The thriller hits the screen with Scarlett Johansson's beauty in the body of a seductive alien -- boys beware.

2 days ago


 Johnny Depp as Will Caster in "Transcendence."

'Transcendence' fails to overcome flaws

"Transcendence" is marred by indifferent performances, heartless romance and dull action. Johnny Depp is bland. Kate Mara worse.

2 days ago


 Jude Law and Richard E. Grant star in "Dom Hemingway."

Jude Law's cool carries 'Dom Hemingway'

Jude Law takes a walk on the wild, unlawful side in "Dom Hemingway" as a crazy Cockney safecracker sprung from prison after a dozen years.

2 days ago


 Cedric the Entertainer as Father Williams and Marlon Wayans as Malcolm in "A Haunted House 2"

'Haunted House 2' is too much of bad thing

Marlon Wayans' film spoof is a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid.

2 days ago


 Sky and Scout in Disneynature's "Bears."

Disneynature's 'Bears' quite rewarding

"Bears" tracks Alaska brown bears as cute cubs through their first year of life in documentary timed to coincide with Earth Day.

2 days ago


 Greg Kinnear and Kelly Reilly in "Heaven Is for Real."

Religious-themed films abound at the theater this weekend

“The Ten Commandments” will turn up on ABC and big screen but Easter Week also brings a handful of other movie options

3 days ago


 Kevin Hart and Ice Cube in "Ride Along."

New to DVD this week

"Ride Along," "Philomena" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" are among new releases this week.

3 days ago


 Colton Burpo (Connor Corum) in "Heaven Is for Real."

'Heaven Is for Real' succeeds in depicting strong family life

The story of a boy who says he visited heaven moves from page to screen in a movie starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly and Connor Corum.

4 days ago


 Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their music-loving daughter, Carla (Rachel Crow) enjoy the exotic sounds of the jungle in "Rio 2"

New voices join the flock in 'Rio 2'

Bruno Mars and Andy Garcia join the flock of new voices in "Rio 2," which sends the blue macaws to the animated Amazon this time around.

1 week ago


 Brenton Thwaites and Karen Gillian star in "Oculus."

'Oculus' reflects gruesome events

Horror film "Oculus" asks mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most sinister of all?

1 week ago


 Kevin Costner stars in "Draft Day."

Costner moves from field to front office for 'Draft Day'

The movie, from director Ivan Reitman, tracks one pressure-packed day in the life of Sonny Weaver Jr. portrayed by Kevin Costner.

1 week ago


Lonely souls connect, communicate through 'Lunchbox' express

In the intimate gem "The Lunchbox," India's systematized version of Mr. McFeely's speedy delivery produces one bittersweet mistake.

1 week ago


Violence overflows in ‘Raid 2’

“The Raid 2,” with returning star Iko Uwais, might just be the most violent movie ever made — and that’s saying something.

1 week ago


 Martin Freeman as Bilbo and John Callen as Oin in the fantasy adventure "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

New to DVD this week

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "August: Osage County" and "Grudge Match" hit store shelves.

1 week ago


 Fabiola Gianotti and David Kaplan in ATLAS Cavern in the documentary "Particle Fever."

Film tracks biggest experiment ever

"Particle Fever" documentary takes moviegoers inside the twists, turns and, ultimately, triumphs of a scientific breakthrough.

1 week ago


Testing limits of actor, audience

Jamie Bell joins returning Charlotte Gainsbourg in second part of "Nymphomaniac," Lars von Trier's portrait of sexual compulsion.

1 week ago


 Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan star in "Le Week-End."

A weekend won't save this troubled marriage

In "Le Week-End" in Paris, an anniversary getaway turns problematic for Jim Broadbent, with Jeff Goldblum's seriocomic help and hindrance.

2 weeks ago


 Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is one of Marvel's best

The film hits the sweet spot of fanboy expectation without sacrificing the minimal requirements of a thoughtful action movie.

2 weeks ago


 A stunned Frankie (Halle Berry) is mesmerized by recent news in "Frankie & Alice."

Berry’s fine performance can’t rescue weak script of ‘Frankie & Alice’

Halle Berry executes a triple play in long-finished “Frankie & Alice,” but material lets her and fellow cast members down.

2 weeks ago


 Geoffrey Rush, center, in "Best Offer."

Italian Film Festival continues with 'Balancing Act,' 'Best Offer'

Italian festival movies focus on a family and a father unraveling and an art auctioneer whose world is upended in a different way.

2 weeks ago


  Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, and Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone in a scene from "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

New to DVD this week

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,' 'The Bag Man,' and '47 Ronin' hit store shelves.

2 weeks ago


 Joe Manganiello as Grinder and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Breacher in "Sabotage."

Blood flows freely in violent 'Sabotage'

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Manganiello and "Sabotage" stars lend muscle to hard-edged story of DEA agents battling drug lords and killers.

3 weeks ago


 Charlotte Gainsbourg stars in Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1."

Lust-filled 'Nymphomaniac' dull

She says she's "just a bad human being," while critic counters that first volume of "Nymphomaniac" is just a bad Lars Von Trier film.

3 weeks ago


 Russell Crowe is Noah and Jennifer Connelly is Naameh in "Noah."

Retelling of 'Noah' takes major liberties, but holds power

"Noah," starring Russell Crowe, is a big, bold retelling of a biblical epic with moments of beauty and power (and some silliness, too).

3 weeks ago


'Open City' documentary visually, mentally inspiring

Pittsburgh filmmaker Andres Tapia-Urzua explores philosophy behind the Open City of Ritoque, Chile.

3 weeks ago


 Jason Bateman stars as Guy Trilby in the subversive comedy "Bad Words."

'Bad Words' naughty but funny

Director-actor Jason Bateman spells subversive, R-rated comedy with "Bad Words," about a 40-year-old who enters a children's spelling bee.

3 weeks ago


 Aurelien Recoing portrays Pope John Paul II in "The Jewish Cardinal."

Annual JFilm Festival, highlighting Jewish themes, opens today

First week of JFilm selections dramatize "Angel of Death," a Jewish-born Catholic cardinal, Polish tragedy and mystery, and a spirited boy.

3 weeks ago


 Leonardo DiCaprio is Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

New on DVD this week

'The Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Delivery Man,' and 'Walking with Dinosaurs' hit store shelves.

3 weeks ago


 Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori in "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

'Grand Budapest Hotel' reserves a spot for director's antics

Director Wes Anderson matches his regulars with newcomers in a bittersweet, big-scale caper set in a fictional European spa town.

1 month ago


 Robert Wieckiewicz, left, and Agnieszka Grochowska as Lech and Danuta Walesa in "Welsa: Man of Hope."

'Walesa' a fine film and history lesson

Andrzej Wajda's "Walesa: Man of Hope" probes the private as well as public life of an unconventional hero.

1 month ago


 "Muppets Most Wanted."

'Muppets Most Wanted' a little too hip for youngsters

"Muppets Most Wanted," starring Ricky Gervais, chockablock with cameos, caper conceits and references only the adults in audience may get.

1 month ago



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