| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Lionsgate, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99
A sort of "Moneyball" for people who distrust statisticians, "Draft Day" stars Kevin Costner as an NFL general manager (for the Cleveland Browns) who risks the ire of his owner, his coach and his fan base...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You may not remember it, but there is actually a light moment in Kathryn Bigelow's political thriller "Zero Dark Thirty." It comes as a Navy SEAL team heads for the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding.
Everything is on the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Lacing up the spikes of sports movies past, Canadian filmmaker Charles-Olivier Michaud's "4 Minute Mile" is a by-the-numbers tale of inspiration through perspiration. Engaging performances by the principal players, including Richard Jenkins as a legendary...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, "Guardians of the Galaxy" scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from "Iron Man" on down, to come up with its own summertime fling. It's looser, scruffier and more overtly comic than the...
| Sep 12, 2014
Fall is a festive season, if the weather cooperates and the art direction is right. It's festive in other ways, too, unrelated to falling leaves and russet tones.
Autumn can mean movies of serious value — awards value, end-of-year "best" list...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had — or has at least booked — its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Festival de Cannes, a wise man once said, is not just impossible to describe to someone who hasn't been there, it's nearly impossible to describe to someone who has. And that's especially the case this year.
Opening Wednesday night with the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seventy years ago next month, the Americans made a historic landing in France.
They're at it again.
At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious and peculiarly French cinema gathering now underway, many of the hottest titles don't come from an...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Outside the luxurious Carlton Hotel, a pair of genuine Soviet-made tanks with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford inside are idling in the driveway as part of a publicity stunt for the forthcoming "The Expendables 3."...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup, showcasing some 49 features from more than 28 countries, with a combination of high-profile awards hopefuls, Hollywood commercial plays and anticipated directorial debuts.
Here's a look at the...