| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out my vacation plans.
The Skinny: I'm thinking of taking a train ride across the country for a summer vacation. If anyone has any thoughts on it or suggestions, tweet at me (@JBFlint). Wednesday's roundup includes...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure.
This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:55 AM
"Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million.
It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
It begins the way global epidemics have begun once or twice before in the movies: with a nice American family around the kitchen table, television droning in the background, delivering news reports of a mutating virus. OK, pass the oj! Let's get on with...
| Oct 4, 2012
"Taken 2" is so much lousier than need be, and its action sequences look as if they were put together by someone who doesn't know what he's doing. That's a problem. And not even the charismatically weather-beaten face and basso profundo action-star...
| Oct 18, 2012
Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week.
In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:22 AM
"Fun Size," a terrifying Halloween prank starring Victoria Justice of the Nickelodeon brat-com "Victorious," concerns a Cleveland high school senior who misplaces her preteen brother on trick-or-treat night. One too many jokey references to child...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The thing that made Tyler Perry rich is much in evidence in "Tyler Perry's Temptation." It was called "Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" when he toured with it on stage.
There's no Madea here. But the women are beautiful, serious about clothes,...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2012
If you only see one demonic possession/Jewish exorcism movie this year, make it "The Possession."
Swap the clerical collars for a yarmulke, change the sacred incantations from Latin to Hebrew, leave out the pea soup and you have a passable PG-13...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
TV Celebrates the New Year...