Mockingjay is sharp on propaganda but soft on celebrity.
The NFL Draft has grown into a monster business. There are literally hundreds of websites, pundits, and magazines making money hand over fist on the (intelligent sounding, but in the end largely random) speculation on which teams will draft which college kids. Smoke, mirrors, and the Wonderlic, bab ... More >>
Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.
The long, hard truth
When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>
I've always preferred brunettes. Aside from making me not a gentleman, this simply meant I favored Jaclyn Smith over Farrah Fawcett, Lynda Carter (or JoAnna Cameron) to Deidre Hall, Yasmine Bleeth to Gena Lee Nolin, and Jane Seymour over, well...just about any of the other Bond Girls. Given ... More >>
There is no gold at the end of this terrible Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson mash-up
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
A chilling real-life ghost story yields another Hollywood horror
Robert Towne's homage to a struggling writer is something of a struggle itself
This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story
A gay movie buff takes tips from Cary Grant
Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy
The Italian Job, a remake better than the original, is a steal
At last, a summer movie with brains, aliens, action and...spirituality?
Clint Eastwood's charming Space Cowboys tosses youth demographics out the cargo bay
A Houston junket and the jaded of Hollywood
Filmmakers return ballet, with all its metaphorical foreplay and backstage romance, to Center Stage
A stint in the human jungle pushes Instinct over the edge
If only Fallen were as tightly and shrewdly constructed as its ad
Examining Werner Herzog, the director who ate his shoe
A Time to Kill does John Grisham proud
Stealing Beauty offers more scenery than plot
Six Degrees of Separation, one of the best movies in months, takes the jump from play to screen with wit and brilliance