Naysayers always ask the same question: Why would they make a sequel to something like “300?”
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
It's possible, I suppose, that some children may find things to like about "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." The animated feature about a time-traveling dog with a genius IQ and his human companion has even more than the recommended daily allowance of scatological humor and B.O. jokes for the average 8-year-old.
LOS ANGELES – Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards. Steve McQueen’s slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, has been hailed as a landmark corrective to the movie industry’s long omission of slavery stories and years of whiter tales like 1940 best-picture winner “Gone With the Wind.”
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Oscars could be Mexico's big night, with three Mexicans nominated for directing, cinematography and acting.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn says he will attend this year's Academy Awards.
In a tribute to filmmaker Harold Ramis, who died Feb. 24, we reflect on five of our favorite films involving Ramis through the years.
“Pompeii” has a killer ending.
The original 1987 "RoboCop," Dutch director Paul Verhoeven's first Hollywood film, isn't so much a movie to revere as a bit of brutalism to behold.
Roger Zawacki has wanted to direct the musical “She Loves Me” for more than 40 years.
There are so many things to like about “The Lego Movie”: a great voice cast, clever dialogue and a handsome blend of stop-motion and CGI animation that feels lovingly retro, while still looking sharp in 21st-century 3-D.
George Clooney, movie director, started out with so much promise.
As Zac Efron tears up and professes his love to a pert blonde who gave it up on the first night, it's clear the story line of romantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" has gone too far.
"Labor Day" turns out to be aptly titled, and not only because it transpires over the course of one hot-and-heavy summer's end in the mid-1980s. In this intense, exquisitely photographed domestic potboiler, both Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin deliver studiously serious performances, trying mightily not to betray how hard they're working to overcome the preposterous story in which they find themselves.
Vanessa Hudgens’ campaign to erase the memory of “High School Musical” from our nation’s collective consciousness continues apace with “Gimme Shelter,” a fact-based indie drama in which the former Disney teen queen plays a troubled, pregnant 16-year-old runaway. As with her bad-girl performance in last year’s campy, cult-y “Spring Breakers” – which garnered more critical praise than viewers, but also a few outright pans, including mine – it’s unclear whether middle America is ready to embrace this newly serious actress.
Danny Rubin hasn’t been to Woodstock since 1992, when filming began on one of several screenplays he wrote after a brainstorming session.
Joining the ranks of odd-couple police comedies, “Ride Along” delivers laughs over action, with loudmouthed funnyman Kevin Hart driving the hilarity.
In a hydra-headed Oscar race, "American Hustle," ''12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" all have legitimate claims to favorite status. And that's a good thing.
Not all rats look exactly alike, even animated ones. But there’s a real resemblance between a rat in “The Nut Job,” the new film by Peter Lepeniotis, and Remy, the main character in “Ratatouille,” that wonderful 2007 Pixar film.
Having clung to the Russians as go-to villains long after the Cold War thawed, the movies find themselves current again with their favorite arch-enemy.