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Holiday films mix fresh with familiar

Holiday films mix fresh with familiar

With the work week shortened by one day for two consecutive weeks, many residents may find time to hit the local cinema to see movies gearing up for Oscar nods or blockbuster status.

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Bad script, casting plagues 'Exodus'

Bad script, casting plagues 'Exodus'

To what do we owe the second coming of the biblical epic?

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Chris Rocks' stand-up stands out in ‘Top Five’

Chris Rocks' stand-up stands out in ‘Top Five’

Writer-director Chris Rock is not Andre Allen, the stand-up comedian turned movie star lead of “Top Five.” But, it’s almost impossible to watch his latest effort, a cutting comedy about showbiz, creativity and ambition, and not wonder what material Rock took from his own life. While that’s a fun and compelling draw, thankfully, it’s only part of the triumph of the film.

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‘Penguins’ spin-off hatches family fun

‘Penguins’ spin-off hatches family fun

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‘Bosses 2’ isn’t about bosses at all

‘Bosses 2’ isn’t about bosses at all

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Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay’

LOS ANGELES — All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite.

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