RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Michael Phillips

A collection of news and information related to Michael Phillips published by this site and its partners.

Top Michael Phillips Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • 'Hunger Games': Jennifer Lawrence reaps praise from critics

     
    "The Hunger Games": The central figure in "The Hunger Games" is Katniss Everdeen, a brave and reluctant competitor in a dystopian televised death match. Katniss, as played by Jennifer Lawrence, is also the focus of many of the film's reviews, and most...
  • 'American Reunion': Critics not nostalgic for reheated 'Pie'

     
    "American Reunion": Thirteen years after the bawdy high-school comedy "American Pie," nearly the whole gang has gotten back together to relive the good old days in the sequel "American Reunion." For most movie critics, though, this reunion is safe to...
  • 'The Three Stooges' draws laughs, shrugs and rebukes from critics

     
    "The Three Stooges," a new comedy Peter and Bobby Farrelly opens today, and reviewers tend to fall into three camps: those who find it funny enough to appeal to Stooges fans and newcomers alike, those who find it harmless but mostly unnecessary, and those...
  • 'The Avengers': Superhero fun for many critics, and Fury for one

     
    Nick Fury of "The Avengers," or at least the actor who plays him, Samuel L. Jackson, was so upset by the New York Times' review of the film he had to tweet about it. But Jackson needn't worry too much, as many critics are finding the film a fun comic book...
  • 'Jackass 3D' review: The only harm is to your IQ

    'Jackass 3D' review: The only harm is to your IQ
    "Jackass 3D," a touching saga about a group of middle-aged pranksters trying to recapture their distant youth, mentions in its end credits that "some" of the stunts were monitored by the American Humane Assn. The bit where the pig eats the apple out of...
  • Movie review: 'The Social Network,' about Facebook founders

    Movie review: 'The Social Network,' about Facebook founders
    Across far too many stretches of our moviegoing lives, we see movie after movie without seeing one that really moves. At once stealthy and breathlessly paced, "The Social Network" scoots at a fabulous clip, depicting how its version of Facebook founder...
  • The runaway train that could

    The runaway train that could
    No matter how blue-collar or red-meat the story, director Tony Scott's movies revel in his luxe, glossy yet easily distracted technique that ensures every shot is trailer-ready, and every fractured moment strives for maximum coolness. He's an old-school...
  • 'Toy Story 3'

    If "Toy Story 3" had sprung, Slinky Dog-like, from any creative think tank besides Pixar Animation Studios, it might be considered a classic. As is, it's a good sequel to the 1999 "Toy Story 2" and the 1995 original. After a rather shrill and...
  • 'Despicable Me'

    An agreeable jumble, the animated feature "Despicable Me" sells its 3-D in ways you wouldn't call sophisticated or witty. But you certainly notice it. Front car in a roller coaster, up, up, up, then down, down, down — aaaaahhhhAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!...
  • 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

    'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'
    My son and I attended a screening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at a schmantzy new multiplex, and heading out to the car afterward he observed that the only thing louder than the film was the supersonic hand dryer in the restroom. He enjoyed both for...
  • 'Inception'

    Sometimes the first adjective spoken in a movie speaks volumes. The first one you hear in the new thriller "Inception" is "delirious," describing the psychological state of a man, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has washed up (or awakened) on a beach and...