| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Superpowers aren't necessarily a benefit if you don't know how to use them properly, as the three comrades at the heart of this sci-fi tale learn rather quickly.
Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell and Michael B. Jordan play the central trio, which largely uses...
| Jul 3, 2008
Wolverine's adamantium claws or the Terminator's metal endoskeleton? A telepathic Amazon with a magic lasso or a 1970s Ugandan dictator? Freddy Krueger or Gandalf the Grey?
Combine the greatest hypothetical battles into a March Madness-style bracket,...
| Jun 24, 2009
| 1:31 PM
A college student (Odette Yustman, "Cloverfield") finds out the hard way that she's a twin in this well-acted thriller from writer-director David S. Goyer ("Blade: Trinity").
Her exploration of haunting dreams she's been having yields the revelation that...
| Aug 28, 2008
| 12:56 PM
"Disaster Movie" is the latest and most slapdash of the movie parodies to atrophy out of the "Scary Movie" franchise. It shows more signs of the postpartum depression that these movies have felt since the Wayans Brothers gave them to Jason Friedberg and...
| Apr 22, 2008
"Cloverfield" tried to be many things: an American iconic monster; an examination of our increasingly video-oriented culture; an allegory for the 9/11 attacks. To its credit, the movie succeeded at being an above-average monster flick that truly does...
| May 14, 2008
WHEN IT comes to faith-based politics, President Bush learned a lesson from Hollywood.
The industry has had a fondness for activist priests ever since "Going My Way," and today there's probably nobody in a Roman collar who can draw more stars than Father...
| Jun 25, 2008
With the release of "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" right around the corner, franchise creator Chris Carter has been hard at work on a mysterious new film titled "Fencewalker."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Fencewalker" has already begun...
| Aug 2, 2009
In the docu-style, sci-fi thriller "District 9," which arrives in theaters Aug. 14, hundreds of thousands of aliens become stranded in South Africa after their massive spaceship comes to a standstill above downtown Johannesburg. ¶ Unable to fix the craft,...
| Jan 16, 2008
When the unusual teaser trailer for "Cloverfield" first appeared unexpectedly before last summer's blockbuster "Transformers," it set off a wave of interest verging on hysteria. The clip featured what looked like home-video footage of a New York City...
| Jan 18, 2008
"Godzilla" meets YouTube in "Cloverfield," a cheesy idea that gets a huge boost from the immediacy of its style.
In this brainchild of producer J.J.Abrams (TV's "Alias" and "Felicity," the last "Mission: Impossible" movie), a giant monster terrorizes a...
| Jan 18, 2008
PARK CITY, Utah -- As a young teen, Oren Peli was so frightened by "The Exorcist" that for years he couldn't watch any movie involving ghosts -- even "Ghostbusters." The 37-year-old Peli eventually outgrew his phantom phobia, and now the San Diego...