| May 19, 2011
| 1:27 AM
** (out of four)
Since you can't remember what happened in the last overlong "Pirates" movie, 2007's "At World's End," it's a good thing that "On Stranger Tides" doesn't require it. Nope, just plop into Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) latest...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Johnny Depp suits up again as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the fourth installment of the adventure series, putting the pirate in the not wholly comfortable company of his peer Blackbeard (Ian McShane, "Deadwood").
They set sail to find the legendary Fountain of...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:32 AM
What is it about guys named Morgan turning into serial killers?
First there was Dexter Morgan and now Johnny Morgan, the modern-day Bloody Face, played by Dylan McDermott. At least Dexter saves his dark passenger for deserving victims.
As Johnny tells...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Because of star Kristen Stewart's off-screen ties to director Rupert Sanders, this dark reimagining of the fairy tale has gotten recent attention its makers likely would prefer not to have.
Just on its merits as a film, it certainly is an original view...
| May 31, 2012
*** (out of four)
To those who mock the casting of ever-gloomy Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) as the brothers Grimm’s ultra-pure Snow White: Why shouldn’t she brood? The heroine's spent the better part of her teens locked in an...
| May 31, 2012
Better and more darkly imaginative than its headache of a coming-attractions trailer suggests, "Snow White and the Huntsman"follows another Snow White re-do,"Mirror Mirror," into theaters by two months and two days. That's not much time for audiences to...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:15 AM
Sister Mary Eunice loves two things: killing and encouraging others to kill. She does plenty of both in this episode.
Her newest recruit: Santa Claus. Or not really Santa, but a deranged madman who is locked up for killing 18 people from five families...
| Feb 28, 2013
* (out of four)
Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun.
Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
| Feb 28, 2013
Most modern fantasy adventures are distinguished, if that's the right word, by shot after shot of actors gaping at amazements — beanstalks busting out of the ground, for example, or flaming trees being flung as weapons at the king's castle —...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Director Bryan Singer made his mark in Hollywood in 1995 with the offbeat crime drama "The Usual Suspects." That success earned him the director's chair for big-time action flicks like "X-Men" and "Superman Returns." He now enters the world of ancient...
| May 5, 2011
We keep a running in-house tally of what's opening and when on the cinema scene, and a few times a year, I just dump the dates I have out on the blog here to give you an idea of what's opening, what it's about, and when. As May 6 is the more or less ...