| Sep 29, 2010
| 5:54 AM
From the blog Michael Sragow Gets Reel:
Although the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Darren Aronofsky, director of "The Wrestler" and "The Black Swan," would direct the forthcoming " Superman: Man of Steel," I'm more concerned about the concept and...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky often tells interviewers that "The Red Shoes" (1948) is the one film comparable to his own "Black Swan." How modest of him!
Aronofsky was right to say that the classic by British masters Michael Powell and Emeric...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hoping to avoid the Oscar flood, Paramount has invited Academy voters to see "Noah" in theaters, using their membership cards for admission.
Oscar campaigns often start at least a year before the ceremonies, but most of the strategizing is done behind...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:50 AM
THE ATTORNEY 3 1/2 stars. A hustler-attorney's life changes when he takes on a case involving a student who was arrested and tortured by the South Korean government in this true story. 2 hrs. 07 No MPAA rating (profanity, mild violence, scenes of torture,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Whether or not you embrace director Darren Aronofsky's fierce biblical vision in "Noah," it's worth seeing the film for the remarkably moving performance by Russell Crowe in the title role. The actor seems to do his best work in period pieces, the more...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:19 AM
In a battle of the sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" retained its superhero grip at the weekend box office, finishing No. 1 and beating the animated "Rio 2" by a slim margin.
"Captain America" grossed a studio-estimated $41.4 million in its...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sony's Christian drama "Heaven Is for Real," which opens Wednesday, is the latest offering in a year with an uncommonly large slate of religious-themed wide releases.
Although there's long been a robust DVD market and numerous indie releases, more...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Superhero sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" soared in its opening weekend to a record-breaking $96.2 million in North America and a worldwide total to date of $303.3 million.
The $170-million 3-D film, starring Chris Evans as the shield-...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs.
The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and,...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"How will Noah survive the flood?" asks the voice-over on the USA Today video, in that serious-but-still-enthusiastic timbre familiar to fans of those faux breaking-news segments on "Entertainment Tonight" or "Extra." The question swirls over a visual...