Movie Reviews

 In green from left, Michael Chiklis, Jim Caviezel and Alexander Ludwig.

Movie Review: 'When the Game Stands Tall' is a solid, winning effort

“When the Game Stands Tall,“ starring Jim Caviezel as a coach, dramatizes what happens when a 151-game winning streak comes to an end.

1 day ago

 Chloe Grace Morezt and Jamie Blackley in "If I Stay."

Movie review: Darkness overshadows 'If I Stay'

“If I Stay” stars Chloe Grace Moretz as an Oregon teen who must choose between life and death after her family is in a calamitous accident.

1 day ago

 Tres charmant: Chloe (Audrey Tautou) and Colin (Romain Duris) tour the city from above in "Mood Indigo."

Movie review: 'Mood Indigo' a surreal trip to colorful fantasy world

The brilliant visuals in Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" contain less eternal sunshine and more dark, moody blues.

1 day ago

 Brendan Gleeson as Father James and Kelly Reilly as Fiona in "Calvary."

Movie review: Mysteries abound in gripping, gloomy 'Calvary'

As an Irish priest who receives a death threat in the confessional, Brendan Gleeson acts in “Calvary” as if his soul depended on it.

1 day ago

 Ring-tailed lemurs spend more time on the ground than any other lemur, as seen in "Island of the Lemurs."

Movie review: Beautiful documentary gets close to lemurs

In “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” the cute critters get their movie moment in the sun, complete with soothing narration by Morgan Freeman.

1 day ago

Movie review: Sequel pales next to original 'Sin City'

The most grievous offense in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” might just have been making a sequel to the stylish, satisfying 2005 original.

1 day ago

 Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

New on DVD this week

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," "Only Lovers Left Alive" and "The Quiet Ones" hit store shelves.

2 days ago

 Daniel Radcliffe, left, and Zoe Kazan in "What If."

Movie review: Good chemistry elevates romcom 'What If'

Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan prove chemistry matters in sweet, old-fashioned “What If” about Toronto friends who might want to be more.

1 week ago

 From left, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Toll Road (Randy Couture), Galgo (Antonio Banderas), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Doc (Wesley Snipes), and Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) in "The Expendables 3."

Movie review: 'Expendables 3' a noisy mess

Sylvester Stallone's search for a franchise is more indefensible and dispensable than recommendable.

1 week ago

 From left, Marcia Gay Harden as Mrs. Baker and Emma Stone as Sophie in "Magic in the Moonlight."

Movie review: Woody Allen still finds some 'Magic'

“Magic in the Moonlight” isn’t one of Woody Allen’s best but it’s still a modest summer delight, thanks to Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

1 week ago

 Jeff Bridges, left, and Brenton Thwaites star in "The Giver."

Movie Review: 'The Giver' provides deep message for all ages

Based on Lois Lowry’s best-seller, “The Giver” is both edifying and enjoyable and will appeal to entire families.

1 week ago

New to DVD this week

’Muppets Most Wanted“ ”Neighbors“ ”A Haunted House 2“ and ”The Railway Man“ hit store shelves this week.

1 week ago

 Ryan, left, played by Jake Johnson, and Justin, portrayed by Damon Wayans Jr., think pretending to be police officers is a laughing matter but that will change in "Let's Be Cops."

Movie review: 'Let's Be Cops' is uniformly lacking in taste

“Let’s Be Cops,“ with Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., is guilty of being a typical August comedy, meaning laughs are in short supply.

1 week ago

 Choreography is one of the few bright spots in "Step Up All In."

Movie review: ‘Step Up All In’ dances away from a plot

“Step Up” returns for a fifth time and even one of the characters in the movie wonders why he and the others are still doing it.

2 weeks ago

 Leonardo in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Movie review: The sewer-dwelling Heroes in the Half Shell rise again

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” don’t get enough screen time in their own movie.

2 weeks ago

 Sarah Wayne Callies as Allison and Richard Armitage as Gary in "Into the Storm."

Movie review: 'Into the Storm' buffeted by twisted plot

“Into the Storm” takes moviegoers into the path of killer tornadoes as storm chasers, average adults and teens run for their lives.

2 weeks ago

 Hassan (Manish Dayal, center) serves his father (Om Puri) Beef Bourguinon á la Hassan, a classic French dish with an Indian twist, as Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) explains its significance to French chefs.   ©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Movie Review: 'Hundred-Foot Journey' goes on a so-so trip

In “The 100-Foot Journey,” Helen Mirren's reign as queen of the kitchen is threatened by an Indian immigrant chef in France.

2 weeks ago

 Guillaume Gallienne (as Pierre Berge) and Pierre Niney (as Yves Saint Laurent) star in the movie "Yves Saint Laurent."

Movie review: 'Yves Saint Laurent' offers rare glimpse into fashion designer's life

The film documents the famed French designer’s career and personal and professional relationship with Pierre Berge.

2 weeks ago

  Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron talks with his crew in front of the Deepsea Challenger submersible following a test dive in Jervis Bay, south of Sydney, Australia.

Move review: 'Deepsea' more about Cameron than ocean's wonders

“Titanic” director James Cameron is king of the underwater world in “Deepsea Challenge 3D,” charting his journey to the deepest ocean point.

2 weeks ago

 Shailene Woodley stars in "Divergent."

New to DVD this week

"Divergent," "Need for Speed" and "Oculus" hit store shelves.

2 weeks ago

 From left, Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) in "Guardians of the Galaxy."

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is a summer sensation

“Guardians of the Galaxy” mines 1970s music, obscure Marvel Comics, laughs and Chris Pratt’s appeal.

3 weeks ago

 Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get On Up."

'Get On Up' feels good

Chadwick Boseman should feel good, very good, as he moves from Jackie Robinson and a football draft pick to James Brown in “Get on Up.”

3 weeks ago

 Solene, portrayed by Gwenaelle Simon, is one of the women Gaspard, played by Melvil Poupaud, has a liaison with in "A Summer's Tale."

Breezy, seductive story unfolds in 'A Summer's Tale'

A sensual gem from French New Wave master Eric Rohmer — lost for 18 years — is no less enchanting or evocative.

3 weeks ago

 Richard Linklater behind the scenes of his film "Boyhood."

'Boyhood' seems like a simple movie, but it's stunning

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” a dozen years in the making, opens today after taking Sundance and other 2014 film festivals by storm.

3 weeks ago

 Michael Pitt and Astrid Berges-Frisbey star in "I Origins."

'I Origins' gives food for thought

“I Origins” casts a wide net, embracing debate about faith, science and reincarnation in film from “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill.

3 weeks ago

 Russell Crowe stars in "Noah."

DVD reviews: 'Noah' and 'The Other Woman'

New on DVD: 'Noah' and 'The Other Woman'

3 weeks ago

 Scarlett Johansson plays the title character in "Lucy,"  an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

Movie Review: In sci-fi thriller 'Lucy,' Scarlett Johansson battles through weird mind games

Luc Besson’s “Lucy” features Scarlett Johansson as a woman whose brain power is out of this world.

4 weeks ago

 Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman in the spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man."

Movie review: Acting heightens the thrills in 'A Most Wanted Man'

Suspense and gamesmanship course through the spy thriller “A Most Wanted Man” with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright.

4 weeks ago

 "The Dance of Reality" stars Jeremias Herskovits, left, and Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Movie review: 'Dance of Reality' provocatively surreal

Dazzling "Dance of Reality" proves a provocative, surreal film memoir from the 85-year-old master maker of "El Topo."

4 weeks ago

 Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in "And So It Goes," directed by Rob Reinger.

Movie review: Predictable plot stalls 'And So It Goes'

Despite the presence of Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, “And So It Goes” comedy is cut from bland, sitcom cloth.

4 weeks ago

 Kate Hudson and Zach Braff star in "Wish I Was Here."

Movie Review: Messy 'Wish I Was Here' a heartfelt effort

Zach Braff does triple duty as director, co-writer and actor in “Wish I Was Here,” as a struggling actor, husband and dad reassessing life.

4 weeks ago

 Dwayne Johnson plays the title role in "Hercules."

Movie review: 'Hercules' filled with treachery and bloodshed

Dwayne Johnson looks the part of Hercules but cannot sell the role in new movie based on Steve Moore comic.

4 weeks ago

 Johnny Depp in "Transcendence."

New on DVD: 'Transcendence' and 'Heaven Is for Real'

"Transcendence" stars Johnny Depp as in a kind of high-tech horror story; "Heaven Is for Real" recounts a boy‘‍s visions of the afterlife.

1 month ago


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