| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:58 PM
The 2012 version of "Total Recall" is a remake that will go down in history as an example of how Hollywood usually screws up remakes.
The 1990 original had Arnold Schwarzenegger, a twisty plot, a post-apocalyptic setting, lots of chasing and shooting,...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 6:29 PM
"The Bourne Legacy" (PG-13). The actions of Jason Bourne have consequences for another man with a similar secret background. With Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Albert Finney. TownMall Cinemas (1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00...
| 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...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:22 AM
As a leading man, Colin Farrell hasn't had a fantastic run at the box office over the last few years.
This summer, his action-hero turn in the "Total Recall" reboot sold a disappointing number of tickets, and things went even more disastrously when he...
| Oct 11, 2012
*** (out of four)
When all else fails in the screenwriting process, write a movie about your struggles to write a movie.
Yet “Seven Psychopaths,” writer-director Martin McDonagh’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated “In Bruges,&...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:35 AM
As a writer, I am usually hit-and-miss with characters that write on the big screen. The Words got so much wrong. A movie like Adaptation got so much right. Colin Farrell, who has really shown he can act the last five years, is again in writer/director...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2012
A team of superheroes including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor unite to save the world. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Written and directed by Joss Whedon. In Imax 3-D. Walt Disney...
| May 1, 2012
The nominees have been announced for the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards and "Bridesmaids" and "The Hunger Games" are in the top with eight nominations apiece including Movie of the Year, Best Female Performance and Best Cast.
"21 Jump Street" and "Harry...
| 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...