| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Director Bryan Singer made his mark in Hollywood in 1995 with the offbeat crime drama "The Usual Suspects." That success earned him the director's chair for big-time action flicks like "X-Men" and "Superman Returns." He now enters the world of ancient...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Right in the middle of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which is one sort of action movie, there's another, better one that lasts five or six very good minutes.
We're in the Himalayas, where the fancy ninjas such as Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and Snake Eyes...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
After Hours Film Society
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"Rust and Bone" ¿¿¿¿ (France; Jacques Audiard, 2012) Romantic and pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone"...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In "Snitch," a thriller set in the dangerous drug world, Dwayne Johnson plays a father who goes to work as a drug informant to free his jailed son.
The PG-13 film from Participant Media features a street fight, a car chase and a gun battle — high-...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:17 PM
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” would have to pull a rabbit out of its hat to avoid a disappearing act at the box office.
Despite its bigger budget and higher-profile cast, the magic comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will have to...
| Feb 28, 2013
* (out of four)
Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun.
Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Jack the Giant Slayer
One thing this current run of blockbuster fairytales inspired by Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland" has taught us is how very hard it is to be Tim Burton. Multiple versions of "Snow White," a comic splatter...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:30 PM
With its gravity-defying stunts and logic-resistant plot twists, its kinky couture and kinkier sex, "Switch" dishes out splashy thrills so indiscriminately, it winds up feeling like a theme park with more distractions than attractions. Sending a star-...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Guillermo del Toro, director of the forthcoming sci-fi picture "Pacific Rim," had a very specific set of parameters for the movie's visuals.
For starters, the filmmaker, whose directing credits include "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy," knew what he...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Fox Searchlight Pictures has lost a key ruling in its long-running legal fight with former interns who worked on 2010's "Black Swan" and other movie productions.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley issued a summary judgment on Tuesday in New York, saying...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"I can do things other people can't," the man says with becoming modesty, and can he ever. Cauterize deep wounds with a single glance, leap tall buildings in a single bound, things like that. Those rumors you've been hearing are true: Superman is back...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:26 PM
This Is the End
The seemingly exhausted gross-out comedy genre gets a strange temporary reprieve with ‘‘This Is the End,’’ an unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy in which a bunch of young...