At first glance, Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" seems to be hitting the market at exactly the right moment. But the timing might not be perfect after all.
I don't think I've ever been so glad to have grown up male. If surviving high school is really as difficult for girls as "Easy A" makes it seem, young women should receive medals along with their diplomas.
A man in plain clothes walks alone through the dim, narrow cobblestone streets of a small Italian town. His name might be Jack or it might be Edward. He is handsome but otherwise unremarkable, able to blend into crowds easily.
In most ways, "The Last Exorcism" is not a typical horror movie. Whether that's a good thing will be up to you.
I can't remember when I've been so happy for a summer movie season to end. It may have been the hottest summer on record outside the theater, but it was ice cold inside. As in, usually the air conditioning was the best part of the movie.
Despite what Summer would have us think, not all movies need to be long, loud or monumental. Sometimes a nice little movie is exactly what's needed.
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" defines its audience from the moment the studio logo appears. The earth spins into view rendered in blocky Atari graphics, then "Universal" wraps around it in lettering reminiscent of the original Donkey Kong or Pac-Man games.
A movie titled "Dinner for Schmucks" pretty much requires me to use some food metaphors, and rather than try to sneak them in as if it's far more clever than it really is, let's just embrace the cliché, shall we? Here's a review of the movie as if it were a seven-course meal.
Transitioning from teen idol to serious adult actor is tricky business, and "Charlie St. Cloud" is obviously part of Zac Efron's attempt to make that move. He recently starred in a Richard Linklater movie called "Me and Orson Welles" which earned strong reviews and zero box office. He then catered to his demographic with "17 Again." And now, he gets to lead a serious, heart-rending rather than heart-throbbing drama.
I love a really good spy story. Hopefully I'll get to see another one someday soon. "Salt" presents itself as a spy movie, but underneath that disguise it's a mindless summer action movie. And underneath that layer of subterfuge, it's just another shoot 'em up star vehicle for Angelina Jolie. Jolie plays Evelyn Salt. When we meet the character, she is being interrogated by North Korean soldiers who believe she's a spy. She denies that ...
If you're reading this in a public place, pause and look around you. Chances are, you just saw someone reading Stieg Larsson's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Or maybe one of its sequels, "The Girl Who Played With Fire" or "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."
"Despicable Me" shouldn't work as well as it does. The story leaves open all sorts of logical holes, and it's about a gruff and seemingly uncaring man who adopts three cute kids. Not exactly original stuff ("Up" covered a lot of that territory last year). But the movie wins us over with rapid-fire slapstick and an exuberant, sincere charm. And it's just plain funny. I was having so much fun I barely noticed the flaws. ...
Dear Teenage Twihards,
We all know what to expect from "Grown Ups."
You've all heard the phrase, "It's lonely at the top." Well, Pixar no longer needs to worry about that.
So much could be said about "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" it's difficult to know where to begin.
"American Hustle" is now officially one of the buzziest films of the awards season.
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