| Aug 22, 2012
If you haven’t already seen it, watch the video of kids crying their eyes out after seeing the half-star atrocity “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a movie Disney has promoted as “feel good” despite a sad ending—...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:46 AM
One of Frank Zappa’s kids – Dweezil – writes some good songs. It was silly of me to think one of his kids – Ahmet – could write a screenplay.
It was co-written with director Peter Hedges. He may have flopped with Dan in Real...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:05 AM
If you're looking for moonshine, the place to start is in the foothills of south central and southwest Virginia. As the new movie Lawless makes clear, 'shine was never a passing fancy among the folk there. It's a tradition that goes back...
| Aug 7, 2012
Good news: We won’t have to see Baz Luhrmann’s take on “The Great Gatsby” without the kind of elaborate 3-D effects and pop music soundtrack F. Scott Fitzgerald surely would have wanted.
Sure, Luhrmann’s (“Moulin...
| Aug 14, 2012
0.5 stars (out of four)
Take the remarkably disingenuous “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” then replace the exploitation of 9/11 with an insulting adoption fairy tale—and you’ve got “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,&...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 9:16 AM
"The Odd Life of Timothy Green" is odd indeed. It comes from writer-director Peter Hedges of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" and other pictures, and in pleasing ways as well as some dubious ones, Hedges ranges all over the place in his expansion of a story...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| Dec 18, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
And that’ll do it for “Argo.”
Ben Affleck’s widely praised Oscar contender is plenty entertaining, but its sense of place and investigative detail don’t come within miles of the immersive power of...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Like her character, Joni Jerome, in Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” out on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 4, Odeya Rush is wise, unique and insightful. She was born in Israel and moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. 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...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Mom, or grandmom, is a real piece of work. She presides over a family of low-rent thugs — armed robbers, guys with guns, no ambition and very bad tempers. As played by Jackie Weaver, she is the lioness who rules “Animal Kingdom,” a...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:33 PM
A weak film slate drove Lionsgate Entertainment revenue down in the quarter ended Sept. 30, causing its stock to fall 4% Monday....