Could the surrealist have made a blockbuster?
It boasts impressive horror, but its ideas? Not so much.
Nick Cave remains in a class by himself. On one hand, he's the most gothic person alive, but on the other he's so unique in his contributions that when we sat down to make a list of all the different eras of goth music, we simply had to leave him out because he doesn't fit anywhere. He's a statistic ... More >>
After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
Steven Spielberg presents...The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>
As a rule, I try not to fall asleep in movies. Home viewing is one thing. There's a certain satisfaction one derives from bravely refusing to remain conscious through an entire screening of The Break Up, for example. Some would regard it as a feat of endurance to stay awake for the entire fi ... More >>
Now that the dust has cleared (and the blood has been spilled, thanks to a stabbing before the...Cowboys and Aliens panel) at Comic-Con, we can finally move forward, away from the overwrought announcements about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds is better ... More >>
This Houston author hit paydirt with a story about death row inmates turned into vamps
Jake Gyllenhaal goes to the gym, but cannot beef up The Sands of Time.
Robin Hood rails against the no-good tax-and-spend Nottingham elite.
The 43rd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival (damn, that's a long name) can claim to have been the launching pad for several major directors; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas (in the same year), Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, Brian de Pal ... More >>
When (if) you think of Robin Hood, you probably recall the devil-may-care outlaw in Lincoln-green tights who fought the forces of medieval oppression with a longbow and a band of merry men. If you're lucky, you've caught Errol Flynn's definitive performance in 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve
Ridley Scott's portrait of a '70s dope CEO may not be epic, but it's still super-fly
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither.
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment
Veteran Chinese director takes a sentimental journey
Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman
Tristan & Isolde's clumsy romance may make you crave Shakespeare
Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see
In Matchstick Men, a father meets daughter and sets a paper moon ablaze
Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set
Meet The New Guy, same as the old guy
As The Scorpion King, the People's Champ doth layeth the smacketh down
Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
More adversaries than partners, Silence and Hannibal actively work against each other
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
Nurse Betty explores our national ennui and insanity through the fantasies of its lead characters
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Deadly somber Gladiator needs every ounce of earnestness to prevent it from lapsing into parody
Harrison plods through the flat Pollack mystery Random Hearts
An artful director brings flair to the Alien franchise
G.I. Jane traps a testosterone-poisoned lunkhead in Demi Moore's body
With The Fifth Element, Luc Besson swipes from science fiction past to create a slick, vacuous future