| Jan 15, 2015
Never judge by appearances. The poster image for "Paddington," already a hit in Britain, depicts the valiant little bear in the red hat and blue jacket careening down a flooded staircase in a bathtub, and the image (from the first of creator Michael Bond'...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:32 AM
"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," otherwise known as "Night at the Museum 3," rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Charming in small doses, the "Penguins of Madagascar" prove altogether less irresistible in their feature-length starring debut. The latest example of DreamWorks Animation's franchise mania is a frantic, peppy, in-your-face slice of irreverent toon...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:51 PM
Jennifer Lopez plays a recently divorced woman who falls into a relationship with the wrong younger man – and faces very bad consequences. Rated R. 1:31. Hampton Towne Centre 24, Paragon City Center 12, Kiln Creek 20, New Town 12, Harbour View...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
"Strange Magic," the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic.
The first animation feature film collaboration since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 seems a...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Director Clint Eastwood's examination of the great American military sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), whose talent with a rifle makes him invaluable during wartime but very uneasy back home. Rated R. 2:12. Hampton Towne Centre 24, Paragon City Center...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The 95-minute documentary "Altman" first aired on EPIX cable in August, but it opens for a limited theatrical run next week (Nov. 15, 16 and 20) at the Gene Siskel Film Center. However you see it, despite its necessarily abridged view of director Robert...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Looking for free stuff to do this week? Here are a few items and events to check out.
Sam’s Club locations will host free health screenings on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The screenings are open to the public....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Peter Jackson’s "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," injected a bit of pre-holiday merriment at the box office this weekend, grossing $16.6 million in the U.S. on Friday, and $51 million to date for Warner Brothers since the film's Wednesday...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
1.5 stars (out of four)
My sister loves musicals, and “Into the Woods” is her all-time favorite. So after seeing the big-screen version of the Stephen Sondheim production, I had to call and ask her why.
“I’ve always loved fairy...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") is familiar with movie musicals, but "Into the Woods" is far from his greatest film achievement. Screenwriter James Lapine adapted the popular stage musical he wrote with composer Stephen Sondheim in the mid 1980s, but...