Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies, food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we ... More >>
Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.
Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>
Title: The Descendants Doesn't George Clooney Have An Oscar Already? Nominated five times, won once (Best Supporting Actor for Syriana). Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Four Kilauea volcanoes out of five. Brief Plot Synopsis: A Hawaiian land baron must come to grips with the f ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.
Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.