| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:24 PM
Halle Berry is a 911 operator drawn into a dangerous situation when she receives a distress call about a missing girl. (R, 94 minutes)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The only incredible thing here is the way this...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It's a testament above all to comic branding — the commercial value of familiar, well-liked names and faces. But with "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" as the latest example, these days we're often dealing with a certain kind of formulaic star-...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
What is it with Hollywood and hyperbole these days? Last week saw "Oz the Great and Powerful" and now we have "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone." Calling it "The Mildly Diverting Burt Wonderstone" would have been more accurate, but how many tickets is that...
| Mar 21, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Perhaps the sight of Bella—er, Kristen Stewart—in the buff will attract people to “On the Road.” Or they’ll flock to it merely because they're curious to see how Jack Kerouac’s self-indulgent 1957...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
In how many ways is "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" a horrible miscalculation? Pretty much all of them. Yes, it has a couple dozen chuckles and maybe a few true laughs, but that's not enough to sustain this written-by-numbers piece of Hollywood...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| Feb 22, 2013
That dog with the face of Steve Buscemi has stuck in my mind and it won't leave.
Buscemi is the famed, weird-looking character actor who plays a gangster mayor in "Boardwalk Empire." He's been in many productions, from "Reservoir Dogs" to "The Big...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
An elite pack of wide-appeal international toonpics, offering entertaining and immersive entry into distinctive worlds around the globe, are now punching sizeable sales and box office.
The latest example celebrates its world premiere at France's Annecy...
| Jun 10, 2013
Not even attempting to scale the heights of Pixar past, "Monsters University" finds Disney's toon studio operating at a pleasantly middling level of artistic achievement. Tracing the friendship of scarer-in-chief Sulley and one-eyed sidekick Mike Wazowski...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Pretty much a Will Ferrell movie without Will Ferrell - since he has reveled in spoofing such professions as newscasting, auto racing and figure skating - this parody of the magic business casts Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as veteran illusionists who...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Feb. 9, 10:15 p.m., Spotlight Theatres Front Street, 39 Front St., Hartford, (860) 422-7713, spotlighttheatres.com
As a glorious paradox:
There are plenty of reasons for the enduring success of Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski,...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For Bill Hader fans, Saturday was a dark day, as it marked the actor's last episode as a regular cast member of "Saturday Night Live."
Hader, 34, takes with him beloved characters like enthusiastic "Weekend Update" city correspondent Stefon, creepy...