| Oct 11, 2012
Wait a sec. How did the Kevin James mixed martial arts movie end up a more convincing portrait of the plight of the American public school teacher than "Won't Back Down," a film that's actually about that subject?
"Here Comes the Boom" begins not well,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:35 PM
"Frankenweenie" is just what one might expect from Tim Burton; an enjoyably creepy stop-motion animation full of spindly characters and gloomy backdrops.
Young Victor Frankenstein is an aspiring scientist, far more comfortable with his beloved dog...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:16 AM
This is the type of movie critics are going to rip apart. They’re not going to pull their punches as they have at it. Perhaps it’s because I went in with low expectations that I kind of had fun with it.
I did wonder something about Joe Rogan,...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Why does our culture treat pirates as kid-friendly characters? They're violent criminals with notoriously bad hygiene.
At least classic children's literature such as "Treasure Island" and "Peter Pan" had the decency to portray them as bad guys....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:15 AM
I hated Coraline. It was well-received by critics and audiences, even grabbing an Oscar nomination.
I wasn’t looking forward to LAIKA, the animation company that made it, reteaming with Focus Features. It’s their second stop-motion...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The success of the 2008 remake of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" yielded this sequel, which fans of another Jules Verne story - "The Mysterious Island" - will recognize many elements from.
Young Sean (returnee Josh Hutcherson) is joined by his...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:45 PM
Christ Casebeer will host a Movie Night at the grove at 6 p.m. Saturday. The featured movie will be "Facing The Giants," a story about the power of belief and the strength to win.
The movie description includes:
"In his six years of high school,...
| Sep 27, 2012
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 9:09 AM
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Comedian and actor Fred Willard has spoken out for the first time since his arrest last week at an adult movie theater in Hollywood, downplaying the incident giving a negative review of the film.
"Wait til u hear my version;...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Here's the historical designation of the new animated film "ParaNorman": It's the third feature made in the painstaking stop-motion process — consciously unrealistic, herky-jerky and rough-hewn, in the George Pal "Puppetoons" or Tim Burton "Corpse...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:59 AM
"Wreck-It Ralph," the exhaustingly dazzling new Walt Disney Animation Studios feature, qualifies as the most manic baby sitter in town, clever and detailed in its kaleidoscopic depiction of the private lives, seething resentments and yearning dreams of...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:36 PM
"The Three Stooges" is the stupidest movie of the year.
The film is probably proud to be awarded that title, which annoys me. Of course, it's a stupid movie, it's the Stooges. It would frankly be baffling if it were anything but stupid.