| May 22, 2014
| 1:01 PM
A team of mutant heroes may claw its way to the biggest box-office opening of the year this weekend.
Director Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" could gross more than $100 million in ticket sales from the United States and Canada through...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:13 PM
They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. That approach just worked for Cameron Diaz, who represented her upcoming movie "The Other Woman" and successfully appealed the MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board to overturn its...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Intriguingly ambiguous in its rooting interests, the "RoboCop" remake doesn't really believe its own poster. The tagline "Crime has a new enemy" suggests little more than point and shoot — the same old cyborg song and dance. While nobody'd be dumb...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Hollywood years are like dog years, which means 17 years is a long time. Seventeen years ago Cameron Diaz played the chipper second banana, the other woman, in the Julia Roberts vehicle "My Best Friend's Wedding." While that movie really belonged to...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"Brick Mansions," Paul Walker's penultimate film (prior to "Fast & Furious 7"), is a dumb and ugly action picture that works strictly as a reminder of the late actor's head-turning good looks and modest charisma. Otherwise, this remake of the 2004...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Pompeii" is half sword-and-sandal epic, half disaster movie and all guilty pleasure. Director Paul W.S. Anderson, taking a break from cranking out "Resident Evil" movies, has a strong command of CGI technology and 3-D effects, and the movie is so grand...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Young children tend to live in suspended animation regarding Oscar-nominated films — as in, if it's not “Frozen,” “Despicable Me 2” or “The Croods,” it's not on their screen.
For parents interested in...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As a snapshot of this moment in pop music, the 12 songs on the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" are emotional, love-obsessed and heavy on strum and rhythm.
Like the first installment, the music represented on "Catching Fire" isn't...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:50 PM
This week's comprehensive study of how violent PG-13 films have become -- gunplay has tripled in such films in the last 30 years, and PG-13 movies are now more violent than R-rated releases -- did not single out specific films.
But in reviewing the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in PG-13 movies is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90% of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:03 AM
In a review of the 945 top-grossing films since 1950, researchers for the American Academy of Pediatrics found that movies rated PG-13 have become progressively more violent, with gunplay tripling since 1985. In fact, today’s PG-13 movies are more...