| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
At the Lennox Home for the Mentally Insane, the patients are all surprisingly gorgeous and, in a bit of reality bending, required to perfect their own specific dance routines. While plotting her escape, Babydoll (Emily Browning)...
| Aug 12, 2010
It's easy to make a movie in a style approximating that of a comic book or graphic novel. "Sin City" did it. "Road to Perdition" did it. "Watchmen" and "Kick-Ass" did it. As did "Ghost World." Except for that last one, the others fell short as...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 7:01 AM
An earlier ABC series that starred actor-singer Rick Springfield made a run at adapting the DC Comics franchise, but since the start of its second year is imminent, this Fox version already has lasted longer.
Mark Valley ( "Boston Legal") stars as...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:59 AM
You can't keep a good movie villain down, especially if he has memorable appliances such as the knife-like fingernails of Freddy Krueger, the fiend of many unfortunate teenagers' dreams.
Jackie Earle Haley ( "Watchmen") inherits the part from Robert...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Paul Giamatti is a gifted actor who has made a career of being the sweet schlub who always messes up spectacularly before he finds loving redemption. And he does so, wonderfully, in "Win Win."
Here he plays Mike, an attorney with a sinking law...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:36 AM
In my opinion, Tim Burton is the worst director making money in Hollywood. And it’s not like things are going to change. He likes to remake stuff, and he puts Johnny Depp in it. This means the films make millions and millions. Why would anything...
| Jul 8, 2012
BEDFORD, England — From a distance, Christopher Nolan's Gotham City sure doesn't look like much. The "skyline" begins to emerge over the horizon in the rolling green farmlands about 50 miles north of London, but there are no gothic spires or granite...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
| May 18, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Familiar to fans of television's "How I Met Your Mother" as eternal romance seeker Ted, Josh Radnor is in similar circumstances not only as the star of this comedy-drama but also as its writer and director.
He plays a would-be author who gets insight...
| May 23, 2011
| 1:06 PM
Director Zack Snyder ("300," "Watchmen") parlays his yen for unique themes and visuals into this female-empowerment saga, a graphic-novel adaptation about a young woman (Emily Browning) sent to an asylum by her scheming stepfather.
She escapes into a...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:39 AM
I’m in a bind. My friend Elliott and I bought tickets to see the much-anticipated conclusion to Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises” on IMAX this Wednesday.
Let me note that this is exactly the way I want to see...
| Jul 28, 2008
Who watches the Watchmen?
Soon, we will.
At least, that's what Warner Bros. and DC Comics are counting on when their next comic book adaptation, "Watchmen," hits theaters in March. Many moviegoers got a sneak peek of the film before seeing " The Dark...