| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Chloë Grace Moretz has played such outsize characters as a foul-mouthed adolescent assassin, a telekinetic teen outcast and a deceptively fresh-faced vampire, but this weekend she returns to theaters in quite a different role: a normal girl.
In "If I...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Manipulative, contrived, melodramatic all labels we slap on that most perfectly titled movie genre, "the weeper." All fit "If I Stay" like original packaging.Teenage girls and the boys who want to date them need to discover the pleasures of a well-...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:05 AM
MIAMI BEACH Chloe Grace Moretz is spending a lot of time pondering life's transitions. At 17, it's not too soon for her to wonder about that generally awkward leap to more adult roles. For every Emma Watson, gracefully continuing her career into her 20s,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:50 AM
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is proving to be one highly evolved sequel, outperforming its well-regarded 2011 predecessor, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," with a better-than-expected $73-million opening weekend and excellent reviews to boot....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Moviegoers who aren't all cried out from "The Fault in Our Stars" have another tear-jerking young-adult adaptation to watch out for in "If I Stay," and a new trailer for the Chloe Grace Moretz film puts the emotion front and center.
Based on the novel...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the 3D sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," should easily earn its place as the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When he was 13, Matt Reeves began directing homemade movies with a friend. The Los Angeles teenagers would collaborate on homages to the 1970s genre cinema all around them, making shorts that for Reeves included such childhood grandiosities as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Three summers ago "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" proved it's possible to reboot a franchise while avoiding that sinking feeling of movie capitalism at its dumbest.
Now, in a disappointing July dominated with a shrug by "Transformers: Age of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
One of the most resonant shocks of the powerful stage version of cult Swedish movie "Let the Right One In" is one of the simplest: the bringing up of the house-lights at the start of the intermission. As the spell is (temporarily) broken, audiences...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- U.K. production company Hammer is producing a new version of "The Abominable Snowman." The project is being developed in association with Ben Holden ("The Quiet Ones," "The Woman in Black: Angel of Death").
A modern take on the Yeti myth, the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...