| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Last week, I spent the better part of my review for "Zero Dark Thirty" talking about Jessica Chastain's chances of winning an Oscar for Best Actress. I will not need to spend the same amount of time talking about Chastain's chance of winning an Oscar...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:34 PM
LAS VEGAS — For a corpse, the International Consumer Electronics Show was pretty lively.
The 2013 trade show, which ended a four-day run Friday, attracted a record 3,250 exhibitors and was on pace to match last year's 156,000 in attendance despite...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Ninguno de los artistas que hacen papeles de duro en Hollywood ha sacado tanto provecho de su pasado como lo hace Mark Wahlberg. El actor que contabiliza más de 20 detenciones delictivas, convirtió su turbulenta juventud en la mejor escuela para...
| Jan 17, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
First Jennifer Lawrence had “House at the End of the Street.” Now her fellow best actress Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), has her own PG-13-rated horror nonsense with “Mama,”...
| Jan 17, 2013
"Mama" breaks a lot of horror movie rules, right off the proverbial bat.
It gives us a long back-story opening, and brings up much more back story as the tale progresses.
It overexplains. It reveals its supernatural menace, not just in glimpses, but...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Thanks to the vagaries of distribution, Alfred Hitchcock's black-and-white 1934 “The Man Who Knew Too Much” has arrived on an affordable Blu-ray earlier than the director's better-known Technicolor 1956 remake, which is available only as...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:38 AM
"The Hobbit," the first of three movies to be yanked out of J.R.R. Tolkien's single novel, comes from Mister Middle-earth: Peter Jackson, who thrilled Tolkien fans worldwide with his lavish screen version of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy....
| Dec 12, 2012
I grew up watching Godzilla movies and episodes of Johnny Sokko and his Giant Robot on television. Seeing monsters destroy cities while the armies of the world tried to fight them off were a regular part of my Saturday afternoons. I especially enjoyed the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:03 PM
It's getting cold out there, and what better way to keep warm than by cozying up for a flick at your local cinema?
This season, there is no shortage of quality films to watch, whether you're looking for something escapist, such as Peter Jackson's...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Just who will direct "Star Wars: Episode VII"? For now, we have more names against the project than we have for it.
Everyone from Steven Spielberg to Quentin Tarantino to Guillermo del Toro has denied interest in directing the newest "Star Wars" film,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Hunger Games, The Hobbit and Prometheus are among the anticipated films of 2012...