| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thanks, "Man of Steel." Because of the scene where Superman battles two of his adversaries from the planet Krypton in downtown Smallville, wrecking most of an IHOP and a Sears store, I now associate pancakes and appliances with pain and suffering.
| Jan 8, 2013
No matter who wins or loses Sunday, the 2013 Golden Globes ceremony obviously will be awesome because Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting. Really: That should be enough to make even the most awards show-averse movie/TV fans tune in.
Yes, there will...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Say hello to ya mutha for me, OK?
Mark Wahlberg gets that a lot.
Five years after Andy Samberg's "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals" skit on "Saturday Night Live" (if you've never seen it, the title says it all), five years after Wahlberg went on Jimmy...
| Dec 19, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
Aside from “Newsies,” I don’t prefer musicals. I still know a good one when I see it, and the first big-screen musical version of “Les Miserables” is a very good one.
The first-time-ever nature of the...
| Dec 19, 2012
On a recent night in New York, “Les Miserables” stars Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks re-purposed their singing skills for something less epic—karaoke.
“Amanda was attempting some rap and then halfway in she...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:39 PM
"Les Misérables" could reach a crescendo this weekend as Tom Hooper's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical has a strong chance of claiming No. 1 at the box office.
The star-studded film, which hit theaters Christmas Day, has been doing excellent...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:17 PM
“French historical reenactment” might not automatically sound like an exciting day out, but fighters dressed as gladiators pummeling each other into submission for real? Let's just say this could be the most visceral history lesson you'll ever...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:59 PM
New York is the city in question, depicted as a dark-spirited metropolis full of double-crossings, in director Albert Hughes' drama. Russell Crowe plays the mayor, who maneuvers an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) into investigating the supposedly unfaithful wife...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"I can do things other people can't," the man says with becoming modesty, and can he ever. Cauterize deep wounds with a single glance, leap tall buildings in a single bound, things like that. Those rumors you've been hearing are true: Superman is back...
| Mar 26, 2013
Trivia time: Name two “Idol” runners-up who went on to sell boatloads of albums and earn major awards for starring in a film about 1960s female soul singers.
One, of course, is Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”). The...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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