J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth tales of elves and men and hobbits are fittingly set in mountainous country.
Reese Witherspoon finds a role worthy of her in “Wild,” playing a woman who hikes her way out of a tragic past, one painful, traumatic step at a time.
If you asked five people in your life to list the five best comics of the last 25 years, I’ll bet at least four would mention Chris Rock.
Sprawling and spectacular, brawny and bloody, Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” stabs an exclamation point onto a year peppered with religious films
It’ll never happen because nobody will ever be able to get the rights from Disney, but I’d like to see a movie showing how all those animated Disney parents died
Tommy Lee Jones’ “The Homesman” is a stark and beautiful and bleak portrait of life in the Midwest in the 1850s.
Your enjoyment of “Horrible Bosses 2″ is almost wholly dependent on your tolerance for clusters of funny actors, babbling, riffing – and in the case of Charlie Day, screeching – all at once.
Blame it on lowered expectations for the umpteenth cartoon starring those commando penguins from “Madagascar,” over-exposed little darlings who stole all those movies and went on to star in their own spinoff TV series.
If “A Beautiful Mind” met with “My Left Foot” and produced a perfectly ordinary biopic/romance, that would be “The Theory of Everything.”
The three Oscar nominations Jennifer Lawrence has picked up were for the deeply dramatic “American Hustle,” the quirky “Silver Linings Playbook” and the emotionally powerful “Winter’s Bone.”
“Whiplash” is “An Officer and a Gentleman” set to jazz, although there are moments when a comparison to “Full Metal Jacket” seems more apropos.
Twenty years after they permanently lowered the bar on broad and dumb character comedies, Lloyd and Harry are back, “Dumb and Dumber” than ever in “Dumb and Dumber To.”