Film falls on the wrong side of the line between restrained and drab.
Want a music badge of honor? Well, the key to earning one is simple, apparently. All you have to do is release a new, sometimes subpar single, and set it to a visual backdrop of either half-nekkid chicks scenes of violence and murder. Throw in enough stuff that the censors over at YouTube aren't des ... More >>
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
Looks trump plot in prohibition drama
Self-important and overstuffed, The Dark Knight Rises feels like Batman forever.
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
God bless us, everyone.Every fan of A Christmas Carol has their favorite Scrooges -- whether it's George C. Scott, Patrick Stewart or Mr. Magoo. But the role of Bob Cratchit is also crucial, and a slew of big names have taken their shot at it, with mixed results. It can be a tough role to p ... More >>
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy takes us back to the Cold War.
Scott Weiland is just a patsy...A few weeks back I applauded Scott Weiland's Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, for it's charming weirdness. It had his signature raspy Stone Temple Pilots baritone, a modern Bing Crosby vibe, and just the right amount of creep to at least wa ... More >>
Jeez, when are they going to stop casting ugly actors in these Bond movies?So it turns out Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Vicky Cristy Barcelona) is going up against 007 in Bond 23: After months of speculation about who would play the villain in the next James Bond installment, we fi ... More >>
You know the drill: the fall movie season starts today, my pretties (my review of Contagion will be up soon...there's a reason it didn't make the preview). Yesterday we covered the first half of 2011's most anticipated upcoming releases, determined through a rigorous scientific analysis consi ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
The Book of Eli's postapocalyptic theology is a little warped.
Ebenezer Scrooge is spitting mad
Ebenezer Scrooge is spitting mad
This can't be what Charles Dickens had in mind.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>
Raiding the modern horror memory bank, from The Exorcist to Auschwitz
New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst
Music biopics Hollywood won't make
The fourth Harry Potter rushes through its paces
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for
The Prisoner of Azkaban takes a Sirius-ly dark turn
Juarez (Sugar Hill Records)
Fledgling director Jonas Akerlund spins the next hip dope flick
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
Hong Kong action star Li deserves a better vehicle than this absurd Dragon
More adversaries than partners, Silence and Hannibal actively work against each other
The Contender is a candidate for the year's most high-minded trash
Director Mike Leigh explores the politics and process of theater in Topsy-Turvy
Lost in Space is dumb -- but it's a good dumb
Nil by Mouth is so gritty, it verges on the unwatchable
Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui
With The Fifth Element, Luc Besson swipes from science fiction past to create a slick, vacuous future
An old-fashioned detective story. A newfangled detective.
Flawed but passionate, Immortal Beloved takes us inside the genius of Beethoven
Besson's bullet ballet The Professional is slick, but morally ugly