| Aug 17, 2011
| 1:17 PM
A dramatic miniseries that almost didn't get seen, since History - which commissioned it - decided against running it, this dramatization of the lives and times of one of America's most legendary families ultimately earned 10 Emmy nominations, thanks to...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:05 AM
2-D and 3-D
Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson are the titular trio, made a quartet by the addition of the hot-headed D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and facing off against baddies played by Christoph Waltz and Orlando...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
"Drive" is all about mood but without the edge.
This noir-ish crime story will remind you a lot of Michael Mann's "Heat" in its look and deliberately slow pace. Like that movie, it favors long, smoldering stares over dialogue, punctuated by sudden...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Sarah Jessica Parker plays an extreme multitasker in this mild comedy based on Allison Pearson's novel. A Boston-based businesswoman, wife and mother, the central character finds herself overwhelmed ... all the more so when she lands a big new account...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 1:20 PM
"Abduction" (PG-13). A teen (Taylor Lautner) discovers the people who raised him aren't his real parents, a revelation that triggers several events and leaves him running for his life. TownMall Cinemas (1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.)
| Jul 15, 2011
This is based on a book by Larry Beinhart, who gave us the political satire Wag the Dog.
Salvation Boulevard satirizes religion, a topic that is close to director George Ratliff’s heart. His family is religious and he’s done some religious...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:17 AM
The Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 18th annual SAG Awards this morning, and to say there were some surprises would be an understatement.
I was happy to see Patrick J. Adams from USA’s “Suits” earn a berth in the best...
| Feb 23, 2012
*** (out of four)
Call me a sucker, but “Thin Ice” played me like a violin.
In fact, a violin holds together a situation that seems like a retread through minor indie territory covered recently by “Cedar Rapids” and “Win...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 1:41 PM
There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 1:36 AM
Sometimes seeing so many movies can be a problem. How can a film lover or critic watch this movie and not think of Fargo, The Red Violin, House of Games, Criminal, and John Dahl’s The Last Seduction? Heck, even the violin shop is called Dahl’s...