| Jan 5, 2012
| 7:11 PM
"The Darkest Hour" is the latest film to focus on the invasion of Earth by aliens from outer space.
The strange invaders are without any solid form. They appear as shape-shifting units of powerful glowing energy. They float down from the sky looking very...
| Jan 26, 2012
** (out of four)
Just to be clear: The full title isn’t “We Need To Talk About Kevin … Because His Grades Are Wonderful!”
At all times—as a baby, an elementary schooler and a teenager—Kevin (played in his teen...
| Feb 29, 2012
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim previously starred in the Cartoon Network series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” Viewers who walked out of the Sundance screening of the pair’s first movie, “Tim and Eric’s Billion...
| Mar 1, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
When “Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie” isn’t funny, it’s really not funny. Like, Eric-sitting-in-a-tub-while-boys-fill-it-with-poop not funny.
When it’s funny, it’s terrifically deranged&...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:44 PM
John C. Reilly was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in “Chicago” and appeared in the critically acclaimed films “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “Boogie Nights.” And yet, most...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:57 PM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (PG-13). Bilbo Baggins begins a journey to reclaim a stolen treasure. With Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage. TownMall Cinemas (11:00 a.m., 12:00*, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00*, 7:00, 7:30*, 8:00*, 10:50...
| Dec 17, 2012
Good news, Katy Perry fans: Though Marion Cotillard’s whale trainer character in “Rust and Bone” loses her legs in an accident as Perry’s “Firework” plays, the actress says she’s not too traumatized by the...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen's central shtick — semi-documentary episodes in which he entraps real people — has always, by its nature, had a built-in self-destruct mechanism. The more famous he becomes, the less likely that anyone will fall for his...
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...
| 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 (“...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:32 AM
BURBANK, Calif. — It was when he cast Bowser, the fire-breathing turtle from Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. games, that Rich Moore first grasped the magnitude of the job he was undertaking.
“That was the huge one,” he said at Walt...