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22 Jump Street's Funny Enough -- Except for the Tired Gay Jokes 22 Jump Street
, June 05, 2014
One of the biggest selling points of 21 Jump Street, the 2012 TV-remake comedy, turned out to be its seemingly unscripted lunacy, the way it put... More>>
The Fault in Our Stars: A Grand YA Novel Doesn't Soar Onscreen The Fault in Our Stars
More like "The Fault in Our Adapters."
, June 05, 2014
Cancer, so costly in real life, can be thrown around pretty cheaply in fiction, which is why most cautious readers and moviegoers are wary of it... More>>
Maleficent: Why Must a World-Class Star Be Hung Up on Some Twerp? Maleficent
Jolie looks like a goddess but is treated like an urchin.
, May 29, 2014
Boil Maleficent down to one newt's nose-size piece of advice and you'd get this: Don't dump Angelina Jolie. It's not a problem most mortals will... More>>
Seth MacFarlane's Comedy Western Pulls Off Its Trick Shot A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West is ruthlessly funny.
, May 29, 2014
We're still adjusting to Seth MacFarlane as a big-screen star. Not just because his breakneck absurdist humor often demands viewers pause and... More>>
Bring Me the Head of Han Solo Bring Me the Head of Han Solo
, May 29, 2014
Harrison Ford has been a good soldier in the Star Wars. He did whatever was asked of him by his commanding officer, George Lucas, even when his... More>>
Cannes Report: Grace of Monaco at Least Has Clothes Cannes Report: Grace of Monaco at Least Has Clothes
, May 29, 2014
Greetings from Cannes! It’s an unwritten rule – maybe it should even be a written one – that no one who is lucky enough to come... More>>
Cannes Report: In Foxcatcher, Channing Tatum Gives What Must Be One of the Year's Best Performances Cannes Report: In Foxcatcher, Channing Tatum Gives What Must Be One of the Year's Best Performances
, May 29, 2014
If all of Cannes isn't it love with Channing Tatum right now, it should be. During the photo-call for Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher on Monday... More>>
Cannes Report: Timothy Spall Gives the Performance of His Career in Mr. Turner Cannes Report: Timothy Spall Gives the Performance of His Career in Mr. Turner
, May 29, 2014
If you’ve ever loved a terrible person, Mike Leigh’s quietly sensational Cannes competition entry Mr. Turner -- a biopic, of sorts,... More>>
Cannes Report: Euro Men Can Dress! Plus: Damian Szifron's Standout Wild Tales Cannes Report: Euro Men Can Dress! Plus: Damian Szifron's Standout Wild Tales
, May 29, 2014
Cannes, on festival weekends, is wild: Every night is busy on the Croisette, the long boulevard that winds along the shore and past the Palais... More>>
Blockbusted
Anne Thompson asks if Hollywood has forgotten how to make money.
, May 29, 2014
Let's rewind 20 years, to the summer of 1994. O.J. Simpson has been arrested for murder, the World Cup is in America and being ignored, and the... More>>
James McAvoy loved wallowing for Filth
, May 29, 2014
James McAvoy knows not to trust the British tabloids. While flogging his grotty drama Filth, based on the Irvine Welsh novel about a... More>>
A Rom-Com of One’s Own
Obvious Child director Gillian Robespierre explains the inspiration behind her abortion-themed romantic comedy.
, May 29, 2014
When first-time director Gillian Robespierre's festival favorite Obvious Child makes its theatrical debut in June, it could herald the sweetest,... More>>
Viral Videos and Gossip Websites Changed America and Took Down Tom Cruise Viral Videos and Gossip Websites Changed America and Took Down Tom Cruise
How the Internet changed the last movie star.
, May 22, 2014
It was Jason Tugman's first day of work. Almost a decade later, he still remembers the screams. A former circus fire-eater, he'd taken a job as... More>>
New X-Men Meet Old X-Men for More Talk Than Fun X-Men: Days of Future Past
Byron Singer returns to the X-Men franchise and brings lots of exposition with him.
, May 22, 2014
America's sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence truly can do anything. In the course of three months, she's managed to graciously lose an Oscar (her third... More>>
What Young Feels Like What Young Feels Like
Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto summons up the timeless, for today.
, May 22, 2014
Remarkable as it seems, there's still poetry to be found in the idea of kids tooling around with nothing much to do. Whether you grew up in a... More>>
Visitor From Another Time Visitor From Another Time
James Gray’s The Immigrant is more movie than 2014’s prepared for.
, May 22, 2014
In 2014, any filmmaker who has a feel, and a flair, for romantic melodrama is doomed, and just one recent example from the world of blockbusters... More>>
Sandler and Barrymore Hurt Us in Blended Sandler and Barrymore Hurt Us in Blended
, May 22, 2014
A romance ripped from the pages of Deuteronomy, Frank Coraci's Blended posits that the best reason for a woman with sons and a man with... More>>
Cannes Report: Don't Say Marion Cotillard is "Too Pretty" for Two Days, One Night Cannes Report: Don't Say Marion Cotillard is "Too Pretty" for Two Days, One Night
, May 22, 2014
#492425863 / gettyimages.com Marion Cotillard, the star of the Dardenne Brothers’ competition film Two Days, One Night, showed up for the... More>>
Cannes Report: A Great Julianne Moore Illuminates Maps to the Stars Cannes Report: A Great Julianne Moore Illuminates Maps to the Stars
, May 22, 2014
It's been a few days since I saw David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, screening here in competition, and I'm still not completely sure what I... More>>
Cannes Report: Contemplating Animal Nudity with Godard's Delightful Goodbye to Language Cannes Report: Contemplating Animal Nudity with Godard's Delightful Goodbye to Language
, May 22, 2014
I haven't looked forward to a new Godard movie since…never. The first Godard movie I saw upon its release in a movie theater was First... More>>
Godzilla Plays Too Small a Part in His Own Movie Godzilla
The remake is too big to have any weight.
, May 15, 2014
Godzilla is the movie monster with the mostest. King Kong may be just one gorilla-chest-hair behind, but not even the greatest of apes can quite... More>>
Million Dollar Arm Thinks Agents Are More Interesting Than Sports. Million Dollar Arm
Film is pretty good for a movie committed to the wrong character's story.
, May 15, 2014
Looking for a chance to shout "Only in America"? Only in America — or an American movie — could the story of the first two Indian... More>>
With Chef, Jon Favreau Whips Up Indie Comfort Food Chef
Iron Man director gets back to his indie roots.
, May 08, 2014
Chef, the back-to-his-roots indie flick from Jon Favreau (Iron Man), is to modern foodie culture as his own Swingers is to '90s swing revival.... More>>
Frat-vs.-Family Comedy Neighbors Won't Haze You Neighbors
Rose Byrne steals the movie.
, May 08, 2014
Nicholas Stoller's hilarious Neighbors splashes into summer with the satisfying swish-plop-hooray of a winning beer-pong serve, making the... More>>
Million Dollar Arm Thinks Agents are More Interesting Than Sports. Million Dollar Arm Thinks Agents are More Interesting Than Sports.
Film is pretty good for a movie committed to the wrong characters story.
, May 08, 2014
Looking for a chance to shout "Only in America"? Only in America — or an American movie — could the story of the first two Indian... More>>
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