Movies

Sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams

Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum." The movie, subtitled "Secret of the Tomb," is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we're still having fun, it's time to move on_a narrative made only more poignant by Williams's sudden and shocking death earlier this year.


‘Annie’: a hard knock, no fun adaptation

It’s impossible to talk about “Annie” without admitting up front when you first experienced John Huston’s 1982 film.


‘Hobbit’: Exiting Middle-earth with a triumphant flourish

The series is done. And it was done just about perfectly. Peter Jackson’s adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” have come full circle and are now neatly joined together into one epic six-part story. As fans of the books and the films know, Jackson made them out of order, along the lines of the “Star Wars” saga, starting with the central triad of films, then working back to the origin. And I’ve gotta say, without a hint of a spoiler, Jackson and company have put a flawless ending on this third Hobbit film, one that seamlessly blends into the beginning of the Rings trilogy. I’d even suggest hitting YouTube to watch the opening scene of “The Fellowship of the Ring” before settling down to “Five Armies,” just


'Birdman' tops Golden Globes with 7 nominations (with full list of nominees)

NEW YORK – "Birdman" squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or musical category.


Chris Rock’s stand-up comes alive in 'Top Five'

Writer-director Chris Rock is not Andre Allen, the stand-up comedian turned movie star lead of “Top Five.” But, it’s almost impossible to watch his latest effort, a cutting comedy about showbiz, creativity and ambition, and not wonder what material Rock took from his own life. While that’s a fun and compelling draw, thankfully, it’s only part of the triumph of the film. In “Top Five,” Rock manages to transcend the gimmick and his larger-than-life persona to create one of the most vibrant, self-aware comedies of the year.


‘Exodus’ plagued by casting, script

To what do we owe the second coming of the biblical epic?


Review: ‘Wild’ finds salvation in the woods

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild,” is, bless the Lord, not an easily discernable type.


‘Penguins of Madagascar’ spin-off hatches fun

For a movie that’s more paint by numbers than Picasso, “Penguins of Madagascar” begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voiceover.


'Horrible Bosses 2' doesn't work

The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don't know how to make a living anymore.


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