Movie Reviews


 Mark Wahlberg is Jim Bennett and John Goodman is Frank in "The Gambler."

Movie review: 'Gambler' fails to get the blood rushing

“The Gambler” slots Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson into an update of roles played four decades ago by James Caan and Lauren Hutton.

3 days ago


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

Movie review: Don't be afraid to go 'Into the Woods'

Rob Marshall gets it right in bringing the Sondheim/Lapine classic “Into the Woods” to the big screen.

4 days ago


 The Bird (Miyavi) torments Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) in "Unbroken."

Movie review: 'Unbroken' captures true spirit of courage

“Unbroken,” Angelina Jolie’s second directorial effort, is a didactic but powerfully performed true story of WWII heroism.

4 days ago


 Dave (James Franco) and Aaron (Seth Rogen) in "The Interview."

Movie review: Scandal aside, 'The Interview' pretty good

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s “The Interview” is silly — if controversial — fun.

4 days ago


 Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "The Imitation Game."

Movie review: ‘Imitation Game’ a compelling war of numbers

Benedict Cumberbatch spins the clock back to WWII and celebrates a brilliant mathematician who changed history and yet met a tragic end.

4 days ago


 Amy Adams as Margaret Keane in "Big Eyes."

Movie review: ‘Big Eyes’ a small tale of ragamuffin art

Margaret Keane painted the big-eyed waifs, husband Walter Keane took the credit and director Tim Burton chronicles the deceptive dynamic.

4 days ago


‘The King and the Mockingbird’ plays like vintage Disney

Restored animated classic “The King and the Mockingbird” opens Friday at the Regent Square Theater in subtitled and dubbed versions.

5 days ago


 (Front row, left to right) Faye Marsay as Steph, George Mackay as Joe, Joseph Gilgun as Mike, Paddy Considine as Dai and (second row, with megaphone) Ben Schnetzer as Mark in "Pride."  Photo credit: Nicola Dove

New to DVD this week

“Pride,” “The Trip to Italy” and “The Good Lie” hit store shelves.

4 days ago


 In "Foxcatcher," Channing Tatum, left, as Mark Schultz gives the best performance of his career, while Mark Ruffalo as Dave Schultz is also at the top of his game.

Movie review: 'Foxcatcher' presents a compelling tale of brothers drawn into a warped millionaire's orbit

Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give outstanding performances in the tragic “Foxcatcher,” filmed in Pittsburgh.

1 week ago


 Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed in "Wild" is the best role she has had since playing June Carter Cash.

Movie review: 'Wild' covers 1,100 miles in a journey of self discovery

Actress-producer Reese Witherspoon jumped on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir and then into her hiking boots and redemptive trip into the “Wild.”

1 week ago


 The foster children in "Annie" are, from left, Amanda Troya,  Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith, Quvenzhane Wallis and Zoe Margaret Colletti.

Movie review:

The sun will come out tomorrow but will the audience for the “Annie” update starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz?

1 week ago


 Running around in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" are, from left, Patrick Gallagher as Atilla the Hun, Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Stiller as Larry Daley and Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah.

Movie review: 'Night at Museum' sequel silly

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” covers little new territory as Ben Stiller takes the show on the road to London.

1 week ago


 From left, Emma Stone as Sophie and Colin Firth as Stanley in "Magic in the Moonlight."

New on DVD

"Magic in the Moonlight," "The Skeleton Twins," "The Maze Runner," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" are now available in stores.

1 week ago


 Richard Armitage as Thorin in "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

'The Battle of the Five Armies' concludes Peter Jackson's journey into Middle-earth

The final “Hobbit” film fulfills the Tolkien promise of “there and back again” and the filmmakers’ commitment to cinematic derring-do.

1 week ago


 Christian Bale as Moses charges into a fierce battle in "Exodus: Gods and Kings."

Movie review: 'Exodus' delivers prophets, plagues and parting of the Red Sea in 3-D

Ridley Scott, the director of “Gladiator,” tackles biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings“ with Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.

2 weeks ago


 Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones star in "The Homesman."

Movie review: 'Homesman' delivers gritty tale

Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank star in a “Midwestern” about the harsh plight of women in the 1850s in “The Homesman.”

2 weeks ago


 Rosario Dawson and and Chris Rock star in "Top Five."

Movie review: 'Top Five' funny yet raunchy

Chris Rock goes raunchy and rollicking, and brings famous friends along, in “Top Five” as a comedian who wants to be taken seriously.

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."    ©Marvel 2014

New to DVD this week

"Guardians of the Galaxy," "Dolphin Tale 2," and "When the Game Stands Tall" will be available for sale.

2 weeks ago


 Koba (Toby Kebbell) leads a battle in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

New to DVD this week

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'The Hundred-Foot Journey,' 'As Above, So Below,' and 'Field of Lost Shoes' hit store shelves.

3 weeks ago


 Edward Snowden in "Citizenfour."

Movie review: 'Citizenfour' provides closer look at Edward Snowden

Documentary "Citizenfour" reveals how aware Snowden was of moral and civic implications.

3 weeks ago


 Essie Davis, left, and Noah Wiseman in "The Babadook."

Movie review: Mysterious red volume factors into Australian horror film 'The Babadook'

'The Babadook' is the debut feature from writer-director Jennifer Kent.

3 weeks ago



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