Beautiful Creatures, the ravishing chastity fantasy.
Here's the thing about children's entertainment, it's designed to appeal not only to the lowest common denominator, but the toughest audience known to man. Don't believe me? Try playing your favorite song to a toddler, even something that is an acknowledged classic like the Pretenders' "I'll Stand ... More >>
Dramatizing the financial crisis, tone-deaf to the times, in Margin Call.
Hail to the king...of the box office.Box office analysts were a bit puzzled by the haul taken in by The Lion King 3D last weekend. The 1994 film was given the three-dimensional treatment and released to the tune of almost $30 million, beating both Contagion and fellow openers Drive ($11 milli ... More >>
Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>
Did not make the cut.In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking. Judging by that screeni ... More >>
Ed Harris goes traditional
At 52, Bruce Willis resurrects a die-hard character
Armed with his own brand of logic and a digital camera, David Lynch forges inward
And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings
Ledger plays it straight as Casanova's lustful lead
Franco Zeffirelli imagines cheering up an operatic legend
Pacino plays Shakespeare's most contentious character in a stirring Merchant of Venice
Annette Bening brings down the house as an aging star unwilling to fade
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
Lolita's classy, but where's the comedy and character?
A heavy-handed allegory nearly sinks Chinese Box
Stealing Beauty offers more scenery than plot
Adolescent girls, murder, a kingdom of dreams: these are the ties that bind
Disney's latest can't compare with its greatest
And the year ends with a surprise twist: fall movies that are falling flat