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  • Why 'Pompeii' Doesn't Blow

    History suggests that it took about six hours for Mt. Vesuvius to bury Pompeii in a thick coat of lava and ash. It took most critics even less time to bury "Pompeii" the movie in volcanic invective, resulting in a woeful 28% "fresh" rating on Rotten...
  • 'Riddick,' 'Butler' and 'Carrie' debut high on DVD sales chart

    'Riddick,' 'Butler' and 'Carrie' debut high on DVD sales chart
    A trio of new releases have ended the reign of "Despicable Me 2" over the home video market, according to rankings from Rentrak.  The Vin Diesel sci-fi sequel "Riddick" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, coming in...
  • 'Riddick'

    'Riddick'
    A movie with this title only can mean Vin Diesel is back for another round as the brawny antihero he first played more than a decade ago in "Pitch Black." With writer-director David Twohy in charge again, Riddick is in another nightmare scenario,...
  • 'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too

     'Riddick's' Vin Diesel flexes muscle behind the scenes too
    On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency. In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
  • Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' tops 'The Butler' in theaters

    It took an intergalactic saga to do it, but the surprise run of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” atop the box office charts was stopped this week by the sci-fi sequel “Riddick.” Starring Vin Diesel returning to the role that first...
  • Box office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' on pace to finish at No. 1

    Box office: Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' on pace to finish at No. 1
    Vin Diesel’s sci-fi vehicle “Riddick” is bringing crowds, albeit modest ones, into U.S. theaters on what is traditionally one of the slowest movie-going weekends of the year. The film took in an estimated $7.3 million on Friday and as...
  • 'Riddick': Vin Diesel splits skulls and critics in sci-fi sequel

    'Riddick': Vin Diesel splits skulls and critics in sci-fi sequel
    "Riddick" -- the third sci-fi film to star Vin Diesel as the interplanetary antihero of the same name -- arrives nine years after its predecessor, "The Chronicles of Riddick," and 13 years after the original, "Pitch Black." Unfortunately for Diesel and...
  • Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

    Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun
    From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
  • 'Riddick' review: Neither fast nor deserving of fury

    'Riddick' review: Neither fast nor deserving of fury
    ** (out of four) It’s been nine years since the “Pitch Black” sequel “The Chronicles of Riddick,” probably because that’s how long it takes to recover from the sight of Vin Diesel holding a knife to Judi Dench’...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Sept. 2-6, 2013)

    A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. Riddick Distributor: Universal Having been left for dead in more ways than one after the critical and commercial failure of...
  • Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to shine on slow moviegoing weekend

    Vin Diesel's 'Riddick' to shine on slow moviegoing weekend
    Vin Diesel helped steer "Fast & Furious 6" toward the top of the box-office chart this summer, but can his new film, "Riddick," get the fall season started on the right track? "Riddick," the third entry in writer-director David Twohy's sci-fi series, is...
  • 2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list

    2013 Fall Movie Preview complete list
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...