| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
In a summer filled with big-budget misfires, "Pacific Rim" faces a steep challenge at the box office this weekend.
Though Guillermo del Toro's 3-D robot action flick has so far earned mostly positive reviews -- including from such unlikely figures as...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Sep 27, 2012
Sometimes an inexperienced filmmaker can use a helping hand from his cast. That's exactly what Stephen Chbosky got from Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson in the adaptation of his popular young adult novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:53 PM
We’ve seen these stories thousands of times, but ya know what? If you make them well, nobody will complain. That’s why this movie is getting great word of mouth and positive reviews.
The fact that the best-selling book was adapted for the...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
After watching Sofia Coppola's searing portrait of excessive vapidity and consumerism in the Los Angeles-set film "The Bling Ring," it's almost impossible to exit the theater without feeling a profound sense of emptiness. This story of five impulsive kids...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
CBS Films has released a new trailer for "Inside Llewyn Davis," the Ethan and Joel Coen story of a struggling folk musician that is due in theaters Dec. 6 following its successful world premiere in May’s Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is set...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Director Marc Forster has done the impossible. He's made an exciting and thoughtful zombie movie for grown-ups. "World War Z" is not the creepfest of the undead you might expect. It really plays out as a medical thriller in the mold of "The Andromeda...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Warner Bros. invested a ton of money to revitalize the aging Superman franchise. Their new effort begins with great casting. British actor Henry Cavill has the buffed body and squared-jaw good looks to be the "Man of Steel." He also projects a genuine...
| Jun 19, 2013
Katie Chang makes a disclaimer: She’s about to use a reference that reveals her youth.
“I feel like I’m Hannah Montana,” says the 18-year-old Winnetka native and star of Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring,”...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"Man of Steel" will move faster than a speeding bullet at the box office this weekend, but how far can it travel?
The first Superman film to hit theaters in seven years is expected to soar with a debut weekend take of between $90 million and $100...
| Jun 20, 2013
** (out of four)
Part of the triumph of “Spring Breakers,” the current, unexpected holder of the title “best movie of the year so far,” was its lack of judgment. Its characters engaged in all kinds of over-the-top behavior, but...