| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
It begins the way global epidemics have begun once or twice before in the movies: with a nice American family around the kitchen table, television droning in the background, delivering news reports of a mutating virus. OK, pass the oj! Let's get on with...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:22 AM
"Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million. It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:38 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out my vacation plans.
The Skinny: I'm thinking of taking a train ride across the country for a summer vacation. If anyone has any thoughts on it or suggestions, tweet at me (@JBFlint). Wednesday's roundup includes...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure.
This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:11 PM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
If "The Conjuring" and "Insidious" director James Wan ever made a romantic comedy, one imagines he'd still set it in a creaky old two-story with dark corners and foreboding armoires. For his latest hauntfest "Insidious: Chapter 2," we're back with the...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:56 AM
"The Call" (R). A 911 operator takes a call from a teenage girl who has been abducted, and she realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. TownMall...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 7:26 AM
"42" (PG-13). Story depicting how Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey changed the game of baseball by breaking the color barrier. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford and Nicole Beharie. TownMall Cinemas (1:00,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In ‘Big-screen blind spot,’ we sit down with those ‘classic’ movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment.