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  • 'To the Wonder' review: Not a Buzz Lightyear catchphrase

    'To the Wonder' review: Not a Buzz Lightyear catchphrase
    *1/2 (out of four) If “To the Wonder” were a stand-up routine, it’d go something like this: “Didja ever notice how guys are always walking around with their hands in their pockets, saying and expressing nothing? And women are...
  • 'Oblivion' review: Pretty and pretty familiar

    'Oblivion' review: Pretty and pretty familiar
    ** (out of four) “Pixar's 'Wall-E' was pretty good. Imagine how great it would be if it were live action, starred Tom Cruise and unfolded kind of like Duncan Jones ('Moon,' 'Source Code') directing Independence Day!” From that hypothetical,...
  • Tom Cruise, 'Oblivion' going nowhere, glacially ★★

    Tom Cruise, 'Oblivion' going nowhere, glacially ★★
    Something's wrong. Tom Cruise, or, rather, Jack Harper, his character in the placid new science-fiction adventure "Oblivion," can't shake his dreams of a woman giving him the big eyes on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. It's 2077....
  • Tom Cruise will be back on top of box office with 'Oblivion'

    Even the most oblivious of moviegoers will be well aware of "Oblivion" this weekend, as the Tom Cruise flick is set to claim No. 1 at the box office. The "Mission: Impossible" actor's latest film, the only picture debuting nationwide this weekend, is...
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Film Review: Pair is part lackluster, part confusing

    Film Review: Pair is part lackluster, part confusing
    Terrence Malick became a critics' darling, a hot young director to watch, with his first two features, "Badlands" (1973) and "Days of Heaven" (1978). Then he disappeared for 20 years. By the time he returned with "The Thin Red Line," he had become,...
  • Tom Cruise proves his box-office worth with No. 1 'Oblivion'

    After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend. The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
  • Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller

    Reel Critics: 'Oblivion' a thinking man's thriller
    Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
  • Glendale motorcycle shop created Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' bike

    Glendale motorcycle shop created Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' bike
    Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike. Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the...
  • Goldberg: Sci-fi worthy of Malthus

    Goldberg: Sci-fi worthy of Malthus
    In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it. This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
  • Can Hollywood's star machine master Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything'?

    Can Hollywood's star machine master Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything'?
    In early April, while making the promotional rounds for "Oblivion," Morgan Freeman made an appearance on the “Ask Me Anything” section of the popular social news and entertainment website Reddit. For those unfamiliar with “Ask Me...