| Oct 11, 2012
| 1:14 PM
There will be a tense standoff between two hostage movies at the box office this weekend, as “Taken 2” and “Argo" battle for No. 1.
After a spectacular $49.5-million debut last weekend, the Liam Neeson sequel "Taken 2" will likely...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:14 PM
If it's easy to curse Quentin Tarantino for all the bad-to-awful imitations he's inspired, then it's only fair to grant him a degree of absolution for the occasional good-to-brilliant imitation. Case in point: Martin McDonagh's hilarious new "Seven...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:28 PM
It's a mark of great film-making when the retelling of history, with a known outcome, seizes us with suspense. Such is the case with "Argo," which had my heart racing within the first five minutes thanks to Ben Affleck's smart direction.
It opens with...
| Nov 1, 2012
*** (out of four)
Anyone who has ever possessed a weakness for candy and/or video games will want to jump inside “Wreck-It Ralph,” a sweet, colorful 3-D animated feature that finds Disney passing its stuck-in-a-rut partners at Pixar (“...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:17 PM
A remake of the still-very-serviceable Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi adventure is questionable, though this version has all the bells and whistles in special-effects terms. Colin Farrell assumes Schwarzenegger's earlier role, a working man of the future...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The cafe is narrow, with a dozen little tables and a gray concrete floor. Nothing too fancy. Nothing too shiny.
No espresso poured into designer porcelain with a dusting of organic cacao and a layer of orange-infused, textured milk. No movie stars. Or...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:30 PM
TOM BERGERON! It's so great to see you again! Oh, hi, Brooke, you're there too.
Introductions: Notable for Gavin's fedora, Maks' open shirt and Martina looking more glam than I could have ever imagined. And now they tell us no elimination this week,...
| Mar 8, 2013
* (out of four)
Following "Stoker" and last year's "Bernie," "Dead Man Down" marks the second time in two weeks and the third time in 10 months that a movie has featured a dead body in a freezer. Criminals need new storage ideas. Perhaps they'd enjoy a...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend.
The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
| May 26, 2011
As all of Hollywood clears its throat and says “Um, Arnold WHO?”, the remake of one of Schwarzenegger's bigger hits, the Paul Verhoeven-directed sci-fi film “Total Recall,” lands its leads. Heat Vision is reporting that Colin...
| May 26, 2011
Get a first look at Robert Pattinson in his new flick "Cosmopolis." Robert Pattinson looks dapper as a high-risk banker in his new futuristic thriller "Cosmopolis."...