Movie Reviews


 Oh (Jim Parsons) and Tip (Rihanna) take to the skies as they embark on an incredible global adventure in "Home".

Movie review: Colorful 'Home' is a pleasant adventure

The title is bland but “Home” delivers colorful aliens and vivid voices based on Adam Rex’s kids’ novel, “The True Meaning of Smekday.”

about 4 hours ago


 Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell in "Get Hard."

Movie review: Odd couple leads buoy 'Get Hard'

In “Get Hard,” Will Ferrell’s entitled millionaire reflexively and wrongly turns to Kevin Hart for advice on how to toughen up for prison.

about 4 hours ago


 Erica Rivas as Romina and Diego Gentile as Ariel in the "Till Death Do Us Part" segment of the movie "Wild Tales."

Movie review: 'Wild Tales' just that plus a cathartic jolt

“Wild Tales,“ an anthology of six tales from director Damián Szifrón, is wildly well-done and opening today at the Manor Theater.

about 4 hours ago


 Daniel Zovatto, Maika Monroe, and Lili Sepe in "It Follows."

Movie review: 'It Follows' a stylish horror flick devoid of gore

“It Follows” is the rare horror thriller that prefers to traffic in suspense and dread than in titillating gore.

about 4 hours ago


Movie review: 'Human Capital' grapples with wealth and status

“Human Capital” is a time-fractured, Italian-language examination of wealth, status, desire and the cost of a life cut short.

about 4 hours ago


 Meryl Streep ventures "Into the Woods" as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.

New to DVD this week

"Into the Woods," "Unbroken" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" migrates to store shelves this week.

1 day ago


 Kate Winslet and Ansel Elgort in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent."

Movie review: 'Insurgent' full of action scenes, little else

“Insurgent” picks up the story where the Shailene Woodley movie “Divergent” left off, and it’s bigger, more muscular and action-packed.

1 week ago


 Jack Laskey plays Konrad and Zhu Zhu plays Li in "Secret Sharer," playing at the CMU International Film Festival.

Movie review: 'Secret Sharer' skillfully blends mutiny, murder and romance

“The Secret Sharer” turns Joseph Conrad’s story of the same name on its ear with one gender-bending twist.

1 week ago


 Anne Dorval and Antoine-Olivier Pilon in "Mommy."

Movie review: 'Mommy' steps into an emotional tug-of-war

“Mommy” vibrates with energy, ambivalence, emotional fireworks and unexpected turns in the story of a troubled Canadian boy and his mother.

1 week ago


 Mikael Persbrandt and Mads Mikkelsen star in "The Salvation."

Movie review: Stylish 'Salvation' revolves around sacrifice and survival

South Africa cheats for the American West of 1871 in “The Salvation” starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

1 week ago


 Ronit Elkabetz as Viviane Amsalem in "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem."

Movie review: 'Gett' looks into marriage Israeli style

No-fault divorce? Not for the long-married woman trying to end her marriage in Israel’s Oscar entry, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.”

1 week ago


 Sean Penn stars in "The Gunman."

Movie review: Sean Penn slips in 'Gunman'

“Gunman” casts Sean Penn in the Liam Neeson action role and the resulting R-rated movie is preachy, violent and slightly out of date.

1 week ago


 Wallace Shawn and Lisa Joyce star in "A Master Builder," to screen at the CMU International Film Festival.

Movie review: Wallace Shawn plays Ibsen's womanizing architect in 'A Master Builder'

Jonathan Demme directed the work that opens the ninth annual CMU International Film Festival tonight.

1 week ago


 Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx in the remake of "Annie."

New on DVD this week

"Annie," "Exodus: Gods and Kings," "Top Five,"  and "Penguins of Madagascar" to appear on store shelves.

1 week ago


 Lily James plays the title role of "Cinderella."

Movie review: A classy-looking 'Cinderella' conveys upbeat messages

Disney unpacks the glass slipper for a live-action “Cinderella” directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James from “Downton Abbey.”

2 weeks ago


 Ziggy Gruber sets up dishes in his restaurant in the documentary "Deli Man."

Movie review: Documentary dishes on deli culture

“Deli Man” is guaranteed to whet your appetite as it celebrates the shrinking pool of delis and the folks who savor them and their food.

2 weeks ago


 The Oscar-nominated "Song of the Sea" is about a Selkie, a mythical creature that lives as a seal in the water and a human on land.

Movie review: 'Song of the Sea' a magical journey

“Song of the Sea” spins a magical yarn about Selkies with the help of ethereal music and old-fashioned, hand-drawn animation.

2 weeks ago


 Alex Kasatanov, left, and Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov were members of the Soviet hockey team beaten by the American team in the 1980 Olympics.

Movie review: 'Red Army' a winning power play

Documentary ”Red Army” looks at dramatic events on and off the ice during the Cold War, with help of player turned politician Slava Fetisov.

2 weeks ago


 Liam Neeson, left, as Jimmy Conlon and Joel Kinnaman as Mike Conlon in "Run All Night."

Movie review: 'Run All Night' clears most hurdles

You may not want to sprint to “Run All Night,” but Ed Harris and Liam Neeson as a Brooklyn mobster and a hit man make it worth watching.

2 weeks ago


New on DVD this week

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and “Listen Up Philip” make it to store shelves.

2 weeks ago


 Judi Dench as Evelyn Greenslade and Bill Nighy as Douglas Ainslie in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Movie review: A gentle comedy checks into the 'Marigold Hotel' sequel

Almost all of the stars check back in for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and Richard Gere joins them in the gently comic sequel.

3 weeks ago


 Sergey Pokhodaev as Roma in "Leviathan," where a dead whale proves symbolic.

Movie review: 'Leviathan' delves into the stark realities of life in a Russian fishing town

Something's monstrous in the rotten, vodka-soaked state of Russia in "Leviathan."

3 weeks ago


 Vince Vaughn, left, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco star in "Unfinished Business."

Movie review: 'Unfinished business' flounders as a weak comedy

The aptly named “Unfinished Business” stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco as Americans struggling to close a deal in Berlin.

3 weeks ago


 Dev Patel, left, is strong-armed by Hugh Jackman in "Chappie."

Movie review: Sci-fi ‘Chappie’ is a childish mess

“Chappie” turns out to be a two-hour disaster that never for one moment works.

3 weeks ago


 From left, Channing Tatum as Mark Schultz and Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz in "Foxcatcher."

New to DVD this week

“Foxcatcher,” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1” comes to store shelves.

3 weeks ago


 Will Smith as Nicky and Margot Robbie as Jess both share an interest in grifting in "Focus."

Movie review: 'Focus' entertaining, but good pieces don't make satisfying whole

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in the thriller “Focus.”

4 weeks ago


 John Cusack portrays Stafford Weiss, a famed TV self-help therapist, in "Maps to the Stars."

Movie review: 'Maps to the Stars' gets lost in Hollywood’s cosmic depravity

“Maps to the Stars” director and screenwriter lose their way in trying to depict “Hollywood types.”

4 weeks ago


 Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde in "The Lazarus Effect": After she is killed, he brings her back to life, but it's a different kind of life.

Movie review: 'Lazarus Effect' fails to raise realistic expectations

“The Lazarus Effect” is disappointingly predictable.

4 weeks ago


 Taika Waititi, left, Jemaine Clement and Jonathan Brugh are  three flatmates who happen to be immortal vampires in "What We Do in the Shadows."

Mockumentary 'What We Do in the Shadows' reveals secret lives of vampires

Jemaine Clement, from "Flight of the Conchords," plays an old Transylvanian in a merry send-up opening Friday at the Hollywood in Dormont.

4 weeks ago


 Miles Teller is a music student under the instruction of J.K. Simmons in "Whiplash."

New to DVD: 'Whiplash,' 'Big Hero 6,' Horrible Bosses 2,' 'Code Black'

New on DVD: "Whiplash," "Big Hero 6," "Horrible Bosses 2," "Code Black."

4 weeks ago



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