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Limited Reception The Signal
The Signal is too busy blowing minds to tell a story.
, June 05, 2014
There's still one kind of dread that today's genre filmmakers can reliably stir up: that fear that everything we've been watching onscreen is... More>>
Dragon Ball How to Train Your Dragon 2
Toothless soars — and the sequel (mostly) works.
, June 05, 2014
If you ever have days when you prefer animals to human beings, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is your kind of movie. In some ways the second entry in... More>>
Edge of Tomorrow Is a Classic War Movie Crossbred With a Looney Tune Edge of Tomorrow
See Tom Cruise die again and again and again.
, June 05, 2014
In 1986, peaceniks were mad at Tom Cruise. That year, the Navy thanked Top Gun for boosting enlistment another 20,000 recruits. Since then, he's... More>>
Jodorowsky's Last Wig-Out — The Dance of Reality — May Be His Best The Dance of Reality
The dirty pope of midnight movies returns with a vengeance.
, June 05, 2014
The grand old dirty pope of midnight-movie voodoo and post-'60s turn-on, drop-out mythopoeia returns with a vengeance, in his autumnal phase and... More>>
Summer Movies Don’t Have to Suck Summer Movies Don’t Have to Suck
Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months
, June 05, 2014
The phrase "summer movies" will never not mean broad, action-driven crowd-pleasers to me: I counted the days until Batman (June 23, 1989),... More>>
Again and Again, 22 Jump Street's Lord and Miller Turn Crap Ideas Into Movie Gold Again and Again, 22 Jump Street's Lord and Miller Turn Crap Ideas Into Movie Gold
The Alchemists
, June 05, 2014
When Phil Lord and Chris Miller pitched their idea for a 21 Jump Street movie, a film everyone thought was, at best, a moronic moneymaker, they... More>>
Trust Me's Clark Gregg: "There Is This Barbarism Inherent in the American Dream." Trust Me's Clark Gregg: "There Is This Barbarism Inherent in the American Dream."
, June 05, 2014
Multi-hyphenate actor Clark Gregg understands that hard work and perseverance don't necessarily pay off in Hollywood. Since moving to Los... More>>
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>>
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