| Jun 21, 2012
** (out of four)
When and if 2013 arrives, Hollywood will sure have egg on its face. All these apocalyptic forecasters and no apocalypse. Not that weather reports usually pan out.
In “Seeking a Friend For the End of the World,” the despair...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 6:12 PM
I remember kind of liking Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but thought they tried too hard to be hip with all the music references. The writer of that screenplay – Lorene Scafaria – wrote this, making her directorial debut. This...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:12 AM
It was a highly animated weekend at the box office, as moviegoers spent more than $85 million to see both "Brave" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
"Brave" is the 13th film from Pixar Animation to open in the No. 1 position at the multiplex, as...
| Jun 28, 2012
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The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films."Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave."
This time they add a...
| Oct 22, 2012
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It may not seem the stuff of comedy, but the apocalypse really is at hand in this tale of people trying to take care of business before life as we know it ends. Steve Carell plays one such person, a man suddenly deserted by his wife, prompting him to...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning announced some of their key selections for the Sept. 6-16 event. Here's a look at five trailers to get you in the mood for the fest.
"Argo": Ben Affleck is back behind the camera,...
| 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 16, 2012
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...
| Dec 16, 2012
Masked superheroes parading around in spandex and capes may have ruled the box office in recent years, but sweeping period dramas like this season's "Anna Karenina" and "Les Misérables," with their spectacular costumes, are never out of style.
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
Steven Spielberg is the premier film director of his generation. When he turns his creative spotlight on major historical events, he has no equal. In "Saving Private Ryan" and "Schindler's List," he brought forth the reality of World War II like no...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:08 PM
After Gerard Butler's latest film flops at the box office this weekend, the actor could be benched from Hollywood's A team.
Butler's cold streak at the multiplex is set to continue with "Playing for Keeps," a soccer-themed romantic comedy that may debut...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...