| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Eight years after the camp frippery of “Batman & Robin” (1997), in which Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze and Uma Thurman’s Poison Ivy played dress-up while George Clooney let his nipply bat-suit do most of the acting, director...
| Jul 18, 2012
*** (out of four)
Find a cannon, buy a doughnut and shoot the thing into the sky. (Watch out/you're welcome, birds.) That flying piece of pastry won't climb anywhere near as high as expectations for"The Dark Knight Rises,"whose review embargo lifted days...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Potent, persuasive and hypnotic, "The Dark Knight Rises"has us at its mercy. A disturbing experience we live through as much as a film we watch, this dazzling conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is more than an exceptional...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 8:57 PM
Innocent is such a strong word....
The people of Gotham City have had a pretty rough time lately.
In BATMAN BEGINS, their water supply was vaporized, then saturated with a weaponized hallucinogen. The lower class residents of an area called "The...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:21 PM
Usually bands have problems when it comes to the third albums. They have enough material from years of playing the small dingy clubs, and that fills up those first two CDs. On the third disc, they’re in the studio trying to write new material and it...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Editor's note: In light of last week's shootings at a cinema in Aurora, Colo., Reel Critics contributor Susanne Perez asked that this special column be published with her thoughts as a moviegoer.
For many, July 20 became a memorable day for movies for...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:55 PM
BERLIN -- Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" will open the 25th Helsinki Film Festival on Sept. 20.
Also known as Love & Anarchy, Finland's biggest film festival is showcasing more Southern gothic with a gala presentation of William Friedkin'...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
PARIS -- The Dior fall 2013 collection by Raf Simons was such a triumph that the question is, will anyone want to wear anything else?
For his second ready-to-wear outing for Dior on Friday afternoon during Paris Fashion Week, Simons created a runway set...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:14 AM
For its 2013 movie awards, MTV has added two new categories to help measure true excellence in filmmaking: Best Shirtless Performance and Best Musical Moment.
What do you expect from an awards ceremony that honors Best Kiss, Best WTF Moment and Best...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:39 AM
A winner of many awards (including an Oscar) for "La Vie en Rose," Marion Cotillard again delivers strong work in this French drama about an unlikely relationship.
Her character, who trains marine life, initially rejects the interest of a bouncer...