Movie Reviews

 The Oscar-nominated “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” features  frames that look like timeless watercolor paintings.

Movie review: Beautifully drawn 'Princess Kaguya' an unusual tale

“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,” the fourth of the five Oscar nominees for best animated movies to play in Pittsburgh, arrives Saturday.

5 days ago

 Noah, played by Ryan Guzman, has a dangerous obsession with Claire, portrayed by Jennifer Lopez, in "The Boy Next Door."

Movie review: 'The Boy Next Door' a lousy unintentional comedy

“I love your mom’s cookies” may go down in history as the most hilariously inappropriate double entendre ever spoken on film.

5 days ago

 Jennifer Aniston stars as an affluent woman suffering from chronic pain in "Cake."

Movie review: Too much misery flavors this 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston tries to have her slice of acting-cred pie in “Cake,” a downbeat look at a well-off LA woman living with chronic pain.

5 days ago

 "The Boxtrolls," new to DVD this week, has been nominated for an Oscar for animated feature.

DVD reviews: Oscar's 'Trolls' are cuddly creatures

New on DVD: “Boxtrolls,” “Lucy,” “The Drop” and  “Annabelle.”

6 days ago

 Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in "American Sniper."

Movie review: 'American Sniper' right on target

Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper tell the story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history.

1 week ago

 From left,Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei and Holt McCallany in "Blackhat."

Movie review: 'Blackhat' fails to compute as a great thriller

Michael Mann’s cyber-thriller “Blackhat” lacks chills.

1 week ago

 Elizabeth Banks and Boyd Holbrook in "Little Accidents," filmed in Beckley, W.Va.

Movie review: Well-acted 'Little Accidents' mines a tale of intrigue

“Little Accidents,” opening in Dormont, places secretive characters and the aftermath of two accidents in West Virginia coal country.

1 week ago

 Woolly mammoths in a scene from the film "Titans of the Ice Age."

Movie review: 'Titans' a great view of Ice Age

“Titans of the Ice Age” takes viewers back to the time when mammoths and other now-extinct species roamed the earth.

1 week ago

 From left, Kevin Hart, Olivia Thirlby, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Josh Gad in "The Wedding Ringer."

Movie review: 'Wedding Ringer' finds bliss with Gad and Hart

“The Wedding Ringer” marries comedy with Josh Gad as a friendless groom and Kevin Hart as the stranger he hires to be his best man.

1 week ago

 Paddington Bear in "Paddington."

Movie review: 'Paddington' a delightful children's film

“Paddington” brings a beloved bear to life in a sweet, PG-rated movie featuring the voice of Ben Whishaw as the title character.

1 week ago

 Rosamund Pike stars in "Gone Girl."

What's new on DVD this week?

“Gone Girl,” “Men, Women & Children,” “The Two Faces of January,” and “A Walk Among the Tombstones” hit store shelves.

1 week ago

 Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace return to their roles as father and daughter in "Taken 3."

Movie review: 'Taken 3' a likable, not lovable, Neeson action movie

“Taken 3” tweaks the conventions set in the previous two movies and still offers some thrills.

2 weeks ago

 Carmen Ejogo plays Coretta Scott King and Lorraine Toussaint plays Amelia Boynton iin "Selma."

Movie review: In 'Selma,' the times are changing and unchanging

“Selma” spins the clock back 50 years and recounts the historic march to Montgomery with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leading the way.

2 weeks ago

 Joaquin Phoenix stars as Larry "Doc" Sportello in "Inherent Vice."

Movie review: 'Inherent Vice' a ball of confusion

Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice,” an existential shaggy dog story, sure is difficult to follow.

2 weeks ago

 Johannes Bah Kuhnke, left, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren and Vincent Wettergren portray a family whose idyllic vacation in the Alps is interrupted in "Force Majeure."

Movie review: 'Force Majeure' a family drama in snowy Alps

Possible foreign-language Oscar contender "Force Majeure" unleashes an avalanche of questions for a Swedish family vacationing in the Alps.

2 weeks ago

 Mason, portrayed by Ellar Coltrane, at age 9 in Richard Linklater’s "Boyhood."

'Boyhood' new to DVD this week

Also new on DVD: “Get On Up” and “Love Is Strange.”

2 weeks ago

 Jeremy Irvine portrays a pilot disturbed by the strange happenings at Eel Marsh House in "The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death."

Movie review: ‘Woman in Black’ comes into the light for unscary sequel

This sequel lacks the one big thing the original film’s star, Daniel Radcliffe, provided — empathy.

3 weeks ago

 Sheila Vand stars in "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night"

Movie Review: 'A Girl Walks Home Alone' a redesign of Dracula’s cape

In her feature-film debut, director Ana Lily Amirpour has ensured that “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” will roll on in your memory.

4 weeks ago

 Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer."

New to DVD this week

“The Equalizer” and “Tusk” migrate to store shelves.

4 weeks ago


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